Knowledge is Power

In Friday’s WSJ, Richard Trumka appeals to the UN’s Universal Declaration on Human Rights to justify the union position in Wisconsin.

The freedom of workers to come together to bargain for decent living standards, safe workplaces, and dignity on the job has been a cornerstone of building our middle class. It’s also recognized in Article 23 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This right ensures that there is sufficient spending power to drive the consumer demand, which makes up two-thirds of our GDP. And it benefits all Americans—not just those who are in unions.

Wanna know what else this “declaration” recognizes? Article 24 recognizes that everyone “has the right to rest and leisure, including reasonable limitation of working hours and periodic holidays with pay.

Article 20, section 2, says that no one may be compelled to belong to an association. Except an Union, I guess?

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