A new book reveals how government unions are controlling America
and robbing taxpayers blind.
Mallory Factor, author
of Shadowbosses, says most people have no idea what is actually
going on when it comes to unions.
"These government employee
unions with their huge amounts of money are actually controlling a
lot of what goes on in our politics today," he says. "Just take a
look at something like the teachers union. The teachers unions
alone take in $2 billion a year in dues, and most of that … is
Mallory adds that 16 of the 23 right-to-work states still allow
unions to force exclusive representation. In those situations, more
than half the workers end up joining unions out of pressure.
"Do you realize that millions and millions of these government
workers who are forced into unions and forced into collective
bargaining have never voted to be in a union? Less than ten percent
of the people who are in unions have ever voted for it," the author
Along with being an author, Factor is the John C. West Professor
of International Politics and American Government at The
Citadel. He was a senior fellow at the House Republican Study
Committee from 2007 to 2011, and he chaired the Economic Roundtable
for the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in 2009.