You know, because unions are synonymous with thriving businesses.

Via Washington Examiner:

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka and Karla Swift, president of the Michigan AFL-CIO, have a joint column in the Detroit Free Press today on how to revive the economy. Believe it or not, their solution is to invest more money in projects that would benefit unions:

Our vision is different. It offers a solid program for a bright future. We can rebuild a healthy economy by reconnecting wages to productivity. The best way to do that is by protecting the right of working people to organize and bargain collectively through a union on the job.

The time for action is now. Our economy is sagging. To turn this slowdown into growth will require ambitious workforce training and huge investments in basic research in emerging technologies. We’ll need to rebuild crumbling roads, bridges and airports. We’ll need to restore U.S. manufacturing by reforming our trade policies. We need to end tax incentives for outsourcing and give states the financial help to hire back teachers, first responders and other public service workers.

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