While international law recognizes union organizing as a human right, the bailout barons were seeking to use some of the billions in taxpayer funds to rob those same taxpayers of the right to fairly form a union.
Big Business interests-- the greed and selfishness wing of the Republican coalition-- has been panic-stricken since then, putting all their energy and resources into stopping the Employee Free Choice Act.
A good case can be made that the massive globalization of labor and financial markets, coupled with "free markets uber alles" policies, formed a toxic mixture that made the collapse inevitable. Here's why.
Rahm Emanuel's refusal to express the incoming administration's commitment to the Employee Free Choice Act has generated concern for those who see the legislation as critical to any sustainable economic recovery for the middle class.