Holman Jenkins in The Wall Srteet Journal, A Better Way to Bring the ‘Elites’ Into Line:
Labor unions and their political allies. Workers in America don’t get higher wages and more opportunity because Washington tilts the legal system in favor of labor unions. Workers see their conditions improve when lots of employers are competing to hire them. But the slow pace of economic growth, the sharp decline in new business formations—these factors won’t be corrected by what the New York Times misleadingly calls President Obama’s “championing of worker rights,” which have nothing to do with workers and everything to do with the privileges of the labor organizations that are key funders of the Democratic Party’s electoral ambitions.