Australian Left Review


Gerry Phelan


It is commonly asserted especially in times of economic crisis, that unions are too powerful. It is the kind of statement which, on the face of it, is not discriminating, but when you get down to it, is directed at those unions or those sections of union membership which are actually doing something. So it is not all unions that are too powerful — only the active ones.



To view the content in your browser, please download Adobe Reader or, alternately,
you may Download the file to your hard drive.

NOTE: The latest versions of Adobe Reader do not support viewing PDF files within Firefox on Mac OS and if you are using a modern (Intel) Mac, there is no official plugin for viewing PDF files within the browser window.