In a Labor Day address in 1980, Ronald Reagan said:

These are the values inspiring those brave workers in Poland … They remind us that where free unions and collective bargaining are forbidden, freedom is lost.

(Reagan starts praising unions at around 2:00, but the main quote starts a little after 7:00).

H/t: Orang.

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3 Responses to “Ronald Reagan: “Where Free Unions and Collective Bargaining are Forbidden, Freedom is Lost””

  1. Terry says:

    It was a good campaign speech . . . then, after being elected President, he fired all the striking and unionized air traffic controllers.

    Talk is cheap, whether Reagan’s or Obama’s campaign rhetoric.

  2. wally says:

    “They remind us that where free unions and collective bargaining are forbidden, freedom is lost.”

    Perfectly consistent, if you understand that Ronnie didn’t mind if other people lost some freedom.

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