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It’s become something of a legend among unions and the nation’s labor relations community but, for those old enough to remember the mid-90s, when Whole Foods was under constant attack by the United Food & Commercial Workers, John Mackey, Whole Foods’ CEO once shared his opinion of unions with a reporter, as follows:
“The union is like having herpes. It doesn’t kill you, but it’s unpleasant and inconvenient, and it stops a lot of people from becoming your lover.”
Of course, the UFCW and other unions went ballistic. They protested and picketed and boycotted. [I mean, really, who wants to be told they’re like a case of herpes?] But, that was more than 15 years ago and times have changed for unions—although, with more than 93% of the private-sector now union-free, not for the better. Yet, unions are still having their unpleasant and inconvenient consequences.
Take, for example, the unpleasant and inconvenient Mass Layoff Report for September from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, which seems to confirm Mr. Mackey’s analogy…
Here are the takeaways:
And, here’s the money quote:
What are the common denominators?
[You might say that North Carolina, which is currently a Right-to-Work state, borders on the having a case of the ‘unpleasant and inconvenient’]
In any case, although the Obama campaign may want to spin the facts whichever way they may, the real unpleasant and inconvenient truth is that unions kill jobs.
“I bring reason to your ears, and, in language as plain as ABC, hold up truth to your eyes.” Thomas Paine, December 23, 1776
Cross-posted on LaborUnionReport.com