Certainly our current economic crisis demands tough decisions. However, no new math exists that makes it morally and economically logical to ask that those who are least able to shoulder the majority of that sacrifice.
When workers began protesting Governor Scott Walker's attempt to bust the public employee unions in Wisconsin, I was proud to say that the Sierra Club stands firmly behind the right to organize and bargain collectively.
Many people may not see collectively bargaining as relevant to problems in their own work lives. You might think, I don't need a union because I'm a professional. You are nevertheless affected by a growing imbalance of power in today's workplaces.