Sunday, February 6, 2011

Link of the day

And on the flip side of collective bargaining...

Imagine if the tables were turned and employers had the right to 'employer bargaining' with employees, under which the employer could demand whatever pay reductions or workday increases he wanted, employees had to negotiate with the employer and employees couldn't quit! This could only be classified as slavery.

Shane Atwell does a really nice job of breaking down the absurdity of public employee unions as the table is currently set.

States are now floundering in oceans of debt and are facing unsustainable future obligations because of ill-conceived benefit and pension plans slap-dashed together in better economic times. Wings need to be clipped, and fast before the whole house of cards comes tumbling down.

1 comment:

Foxfier, formerly Sailorette said...

I'm a big fan of right-to-work....

A possible reason that unions are so popular: the one place where women with equal education, time in service and experience at the job lag behind men is when they negotiate their own pay. Theories go that guys are better at being hard-nosed, or have a higher estimation of their value, but they do average higher pay in that one instance.

Collective bargaining = everyone gets the same.