I interviewed Teamsters boss Jim Hoffa at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte last year. I disagreed with very nearly every word that came out of his mouth. So you know there has been a dramatic shift when I find myself suddenly agreeing with him.
This past Wednesday, something unexpected happened on the way to a crippling strike at London’s Heathrow airport. The wait times got shorter.
Under a government of laws, the head of government’s power to grant favors or exact retribution is supposed to be limited. Or so Boeing thought when it built an assembly plant in right-to-work South Carolina.
Wisconsin governor Scott Walker took office just last month and is faced with a $3.6 billion deficit that must be addressed by one means or another. Asking state employees to pay a portion of their health and pension costs is reasonable. Or so you would think.