unions hurt economy

Unions are hurting taxpayers and Pennsylvania’s economy

Originally published at The Patriot-News

The United Auto Workers (UAW) strike recently reached Dauphin County, with 145 employees at the Mack Trucks remanufacturing plant in Lower Swatara Township walking off the job on October 9. In doing so, Mack Truck employees allied themselves with 34,000 UAW workers striking around the country over the past month.

However, the impact of UAW’s strike is nothing compared to the economic damage caused by public sector unions and their executives in Pennsylvania.

Detroit’s Big Three lost an estimated $3.45 billion in about a month, with an overall cost to the auto industry of $7.5 billion, potentially devastating small suppliers.

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