Ira Stoll on Labor Day and Big Government


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If there's a day of the year to notice the paradox of organized labor, writes Ira Stoll, Labor Day is it. The paradox is this: even as private sector unionism has declined, public sector unionism is in some ways more influential than ever. Indeed, public sector unions are so important that it's impossible to tell the story of the big city and state governments without accounting for their influence.