Less than a year ago, I wrote about the potential union strike in Las Vegas.

This was a big deal locally because the unions hadn’t gone on strike in many years — but it also recalled larger factors that show the problems with unions.


At the time, I wrote that although the unions ended up winning key concessions, they are on the losing side of the war.

Historically, even a union victory will ensure their long-term defeat. They can’t fight the future, as disruptive technologies render old jobs obsolete and create new jobs for which they aren’t qualified.

This would be like horse carriage and candlemaker unions going on strike to protect themselves from cars and light bulbs.

In the past, unions were often

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