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Why have conservatives never pushed for repeal of all federal labor laws?

If you abolish federal labor laws and restore a free market in labor relations, most labor unions would be destroyed by open competition on the market (a few unions, such as the baseball players union, would still survive due to the vast difference in ability between union and non-union labor). In a situation free from government coercion, labor unions cannot operate, although they would still be legal, provided that they do not commit criminal acts. Employees would have the right to join a union if they wanted to do so, but the employer could simply fire the union members. If a workplace is unionized, the union would be free to strike, but the employer could simply hire non-unionized replacement workers. If the strikers engaged in aggression against replacement workers or customers, they would be arrested like any other common criminals. However, government sector unions would not be shut down by the invisible hand of the free market, as the government sector is not accountable to the market. However, there is an easy solution to this problem, just abolish all non-essential government jobs. If labor laws were repealed, the Democratic Party would no longer receive forced "donations" from workers in many industries, regardless of whether or not the workers are Democrats. As most Americans don't want to join unions, shouldn't the Republican Party platform in 2012 call for the repeal of all federal labor laws?

Asked By: Brad - 5/10/2009
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too unpopular, it would be like saying that all police will no longer be paid
Answered By: Obvious... Captain Obvious - 5/10/2009
Additional Answers (6)
Getting rid of a law or a bureaucracy or a government program is next to impossible.
Answered By: Shovel Ready - 5/10/2009
 
It would be political suicide. Most people don't understand why labor laws hurt so many people.
Answered By: desotobrave - 5/10/2009
 
simple - bureucrats are obssed with staying in power - To Wit: that traitor Arlene Specter - As long as money keeps coming in for campaigns from the unions, laws stay the same - Congress and Senate are no longer interested in the people they were elected to serve, only in their staying in power -
Answered By: numquat - 5/10/2009
 
not all labor laws are a bad thing..i think to do away with the bad ones the good ones would go too...so why in the hell would we do that?
Answered By: bailie28 - 5/10/2009
 
People don't want to belong to unions because the union leadership represents the corporations. Why pay union dues to an organization that only serves as the company agent who negotiates layoffs and concession to the workforce they ostensibly represent. Of course, that doesn't mean that workers are eager to be raped by... More
Answered By: Renegade99 - 5/10/2009
 
Back in the early 1900's men were dieing in the coal mines every single day because there were not laws to protect them . Unions protect workers . They may not be perfect but our only defense against the lust and greed of big Corporations .
Answered By: bluechristy - 5/10/2009
 
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