A former union leader has (gasp!) joined a free-market,
limited-government think tank.
From my friends at the Commonwealth Foundation for Public
Policy Solutions in Pennsylvania:
Pearre Dean, a 14-year government relations veteran for the
American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial
Organizations (AFL-CIO), left the labor movement due to his
inability to reconcile the ill effects forced unionism has on
private enterprise and taxpayers.
“After more than a decade of seeing the other side, it’s clear
to me the private sector creates jobs, not the government
sector-it’s time the tail stops wagging the dog,” said Dean. “Part
of my new mission is to expand workers’ freedom and get government
out of the business of competing with private enterprise and taking
advantage of taxpayers.”
Dean joins the independent, nonprofit think tank as a senior
fellow where he will continue his successful career with
legislative and community outreach….
“I still believe in and will protect the rights of voluntary
association,” said Dean. “But it is time we ended forced unionism
of employees and curtailed the special privileges granted only to
organized labor to the detriment of workers and taxpayers.”
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