Since Republicans are still enthralled with Ronald Reagan, it's worth remembering that he never shied away from touting union membership--even though his firing of the air traffic controllers union during its 1981 strike set the stage for today's GOP criticism of public employee unions. As head of the Screen Actors Guild, Reagan fought for and won the right to residual payments. He even led a strike for health insurance. All of this can be found here in The Atlantic.
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