Wednesday, February 23, 2011

These Terrible Collective Bargaining Agreements

The road to economic growth and fiscal order requires ending all collective bargaining arrangements in all states...

Governor Walker’s politically courageous move actually falls short of the ideal. Cutting back on the union’s ability to bargain for pensions and benefits is only a half-measure...

A principled but vigorous court could knock out these terrible collective bargaining arrangements on constitutional grounds.

Richard Epstein is the Peter and Kirsten Bedford Senior Fellow at Hoover. He is also the Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Law at New York University and the James Parker Hall Distinguished Service Professor of Law at The University of Chicago. His areas of expertise include constitutional law, intellectual property, and property rights. His most recent books are The Case Against the Employee Free Choice Act (Hoover Press, 2009) and Supreme Neglect: How to Revive the Constitutional Protection for Private Property (Oxford

P.S. Day by Day
More. Michael Barone - Public unions force taxpayers to fund Democrats
'Gimme' Culture Imperils Nation - Michael Goodwin, New York Post
Public Unions Must Go. Jonah Goldberg, NRO:
Government unions have no such narrative on their side. Do you recall the Great DMV Cave-in of 1959? How about the travails of second-grade teachers recounted in Upton Sinclair’s famous schoolhouse sequel to The Jungle? No? Don’t feel bad, because no such horror stories exist.

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