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Setting up the great experiment

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It once was considered a valid, useful, if bold economic strategy. Workers for a particular business could join as one, in a union, and with the increased leverage solidarity provides bargain collectively for a larger share of the profits their labor helped create.

This arrangement always struck me as fair. The workers were reaching for a larger piece of the profit pie, using the tools at their disposal, through mutually beneficial transactions. Go ahead, do it.

But lately the strategy…

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