Case in point: Americans United For Change, a labor-union front group, runs a Facebook ad with this message:
"Health insurance reform is too important for outright lies. Send Sarah Palin a message; tell her to stop lying about 'death panels.'"If truth-in-advertising laws applied to labor unions, they would have gone out of business long ago. Labor unions are bad for the economy, period, and they are especially bad for workers in any private-sector industry where they are dominant.
The U.S. auto industry is now in receivership because of union control. It's obviously not because American workers cannot make cars -- Toyota, Nissan, Honda, KIA and many other foreign automakers have U.S. plants. But those plants are all located in "right-to-work" states, where unions can't force workers to join.
Join a labor union and you're paying dues to those who will eventually put you out of a job.
The only industry where the anti-competitive effect of unionism seems to have no such job-killing effect is . . . government. Government employee unions are a conspiracy against the taxpayer. You can look at the fiscal catastrophe in California and see the ineluctable result of union dominance in public-sector employment.
Given that the job-killing anti-economic effects of unionism is so easily demonstrated, and given the notorious corruption of union leadership, labor union officials specialize in dishonesty.
"Americans United for Change" steals money from its members dues and then uses it to buy Facebook ads? Par for the course.