Authorizing congressional unions won’t end Democrats’ labor troubles

The Hill cites CEI Research Fellow Sean Higgins discussing congressional unions:

The framework for congressional staff to collectively bargain was actually created when the newly Republican Congress passed the Congressional Accountability Act (CAA) in 1995, requiring Congress to follow the same labor laws as the rest of the country, as part of the GOP’s “Contract with America.”

Regarding unions, the Competitive Enterprise Institute’s Sean Higgins explains that then-Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich “thought that if his Democratic colleagues truly believed that unions were so great, then they should get them—good and hard.”

But, for collective bargaining to become a reality under the CAA, each chamber must pass a resolution permitting it for its own staff.