Video: A Tough Year for Big Labor

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It’s been a rough year for unions in America. Yesterday on PBS NewsHour, Heritage’s James Sherk explained why unions–both in the public and private sectors–are in so much trouble.

In a new paper, Sherk and Rea Hederman, Jr., explain how unions make businesses less competitive and discourage investment. In doing so, employment is significantly affected. Meanwhile, 14 million Americans are unemployed, and the economy is at a near standstill.

Read their paper, “Heritage Employment Report: This Labor Day, No New Jobs, High Unemployment,” at