Poor George McGovern. For some time, people were comparing Barack Obama to the former candidate and his left-wing campaign of 1972. But as it turns out, Obama is far more liberal than McGovern was, writes David Freddoso in the Nation Review Online.
A new ad campaign features McGovern as an advocate for American workers, in opposition to a bill long sought by labor unions that would limit their freedoms when it comes to unionization.
According to Freddoso, Labor unions have declined in relevance and influence for private sector workers over the last 50 years — they now represent just 7.5 percent of private sector workers, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Labor leaders hope that the Employee Free Choice Act will reverse this trend. And under an Obama administration, they are likely to get what they want.
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