The Case Against Collective Bargaining
July 17, 2011

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I am a liberal who thinks liberals are wrong in supporting collective bargaining. I believe collective bargaining reduces overall income and upsets its equitable distribution. It causes unemployment and increases taxes.

There are lots of people who think unions are - or can be - harmful, but still support the concept of collective bargaining. I don't. I think the National Labor Relations Act, which established collective bargaining in 1935, should be repealed.

I've put a lot of thought into this over the years and although I am no scholar, I've put together several arguments to support my case. Links to individual essays are below.

Your comments and suggestions on any aspect are welcome. Send them to steveharrypublicpolicy.com.