“We’re twisting arms. We’re threatening people.”

So said United Teachers of Los Angeles President A.J. Duffy at a rally, which reason.tv now makes available in a new video on public sector unions. As host Nick Gillespie notes, “as unemployment hovers around 10 percent and any sort of recovery seems to be forever and a day away…the one part of the economy that is going gangbusters during the Great Recession is government work.” Now that the number of union members working for government has surpassed the number of union members working for businesses, and compensation for unionized government workers is straining public budgets to a crisis point, this issue needs all the attention it can get.

For more on public sector unions, see here and here.