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Union Suits and Ties

Lest you think that doctors, engineers, and judges have it easier than their blue-collar brethren, the Wall Street Journal reports that such professionals are in fact a quickly growing class of unionized workers. (Subscription required.) For many, the move is defensive: Unstable job markets bring the need for collective action.

Organizing white-collar workers can be a challenge, but a shared voice can be stronger. Are unions the right model? Or should we, perhaps, look to the guild?