Skip to comments.Collective Bargaining Doesn't Work In the Public Sector
Posted on 02/23/2011 8:04:01 AM PST by SeekAndFindEdited on 02/23/2011 8:07:59 AM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]
Shortly after California voters passed Proposition 13 in 1978, open warfare broke out in the union movement between leaders of public and private worker groups.
In the Washington Post, an anonymous lieutenant of AFL-CIO president George Meany criticized the aggressive stance of Jerry Wurf, head of American Federation of State County and Municipal workers, in trying to defeat Prop 13, which capped property taxes. The problem, the Post pointed out, was that the AFL-CIO's members were the "taxpaying employers" of Wurf's workers and favored the tax and spending limitations of Prop. 13. "Jerry's big problem with the tax thing lies in convincing the rest of the trade union movement of the legitimacy of the positions he has taken," said the AFL-CIO official.
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I was in Hong Kong a week before it went back to China rule.
The first day China took it over they outlawed collective bargaining.
Seems to be doing just fine.
“Even FDR was against public sector collective bargaining.” - Nuff said.
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