On CNN's front page, their current Quick Vote is: What is your general view of labor unions?

Current results: Negative 53%. Positive 27%. Neutral 20%.

This hostility toward collective bargaining is a significant part of the reason we're living in a fucking corporatocracy, where people are overworked and underpaid, wages are stagnant, benefits are waning, unemployment is at 10%, and workers toil in unsafe or exploitative conditions, afraid to report workplace violations, while corporations rake in profits hand over fist.

Unions are considered the enemy, and the Invisible Hand a hero.

Consider this an open thread on the protests in Wisconsin, which are spreading to Indiana and Illinois, as well as a general thread on unions and corporations.

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