What Did Labor Unions Contribute?

Source: EconLog
by David Henderson

“Dawn Addis, the Democratic member of the California legislative assembly for the 30th district, sent me an email in recognition of Labor Day. In it, she wrote: ‘This Labor Day holiday, let’s remember it is because of hard-fought wins that we have a five-day work week, a minimum wage and even weekends.’ I think she’s only one third right. It is true that labor unions pushed for those three policies. The only one, though, for which unions can take credit is the minimum wage.” (09/04/23)