Union Power in Government: The British Case.

Among the features that distinguish the political and economic system of the United Kingdom from that of the United States, perhaps the most significant is the nearly total unionization of its work force encompassing both the private and public sectors. With the Labor Party as its political arm, an amalgam of socialist doctrine as its political philosophy and the labor leaders jealously guarding their fiefdoms, the T U C. (Trades Union Congress) and its affiliates wreak havoc on the British economic system. The malady of their obstructive and destructive activities has become acute in the field of government and the public sector. The story of the growth of union power in the British public sector is not a happy one. It is most unlikely that Britain's fortunes can be revived without a fundamental reversal of the tendencies, programs and policies of recent decades.