Grover Norquist and Patrick Gleason of Americans for Tax Reform are using Valentine’s Day to remind us that unions are powerful enough to get themselves exemptions from laws that protect citizens from stalkers in several states. Via Reuters:

“Every state has made stalking a crime. These laws help protect people who might otherwise live in fear. Yet labor unions have successfully, and disconcertingly, lobbied to be exempt from anti-stalking laws in at least four states – California, Pennsylvania, Illinois and Nevada.” …

“The negative effects were clear in 2008, when United Food and Commercial Workers Union members picketed a new Ralph’s grocery store in Fresno. They went beyond traditional picketing, harassing customers and instigating confrontations with employees on store property. When store workers finally called the police, authorities refused to come and put a stop to the union’s disruptive behavior.”