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I would only add one piece to that - as previously mentioned - unions provided an umbrella that was needed against a rampant capitalistic marketplace - I believe that many unions can still perform that function well....
Can anyone inform me here - what is the current law in the US regarding 'picketing' by unionists? And then there is the action that was termed 'secondary picketing' in the UK.

Margaret Thatcher eventually made some of those actions illegal in the UK. She effectively tamed the unions eventually.
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Originally Posted by keyhole

Margaret Thatcher eventually made some of those actions illegal in the UK. She effectively tamed the unions eventually.
In the case of the 1984-85 Scargill led coal strike, perhaps crushed would be a more apt term.

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