Unionized government workers now outnumber those in the private
sector. Public-sector unions are insulated from competition and
benefit directly from larger, more powerful government. The
problems created by public sector unions, therefore, appear more
intractable than problems of private sector unions. Armand
Thieblot, author of Union Violence: The Record and the Response
by Courts, Legislatures, and the NLRB, discussed these issues
on Capitol Hill.