Chris Reed on Loosening the Union Chokehold on California

Union power in the Golden State helps the few and
harms the many. In schools, the interests of unionized teachers
trump the needs of students. In local government, the compensation
given to unionized workers often reflects their political clout,
not the pay and benefits necessary to keep them on the job. In the
Legislature, public employees are so powerful that union lobbyists
have been known to openly browbeat lawmakers who don’t do their
bidding. So how can Californians loosen this union chokehold? Chris
Reed says by adopting a reform that’s both better for governance
and fairer to union workers than the status quo.

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from Hit & Run

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