Phil323 Wrote:
Apr 09, 2012 2:43 PM
The problem is that it’s very hard to believe that these contracts have been negotiated in good faith. When you have unions negotiating with the officials that they put in office through aggressive lobbying it’s not hard to see how you end up with these bad contracts. It’s the reason FDR said, “The process of collective bargaining, as usually understood, cannot be transplanted into the public service” ( To simply shrug at unions role in this debacle is disingenuous, and will only hurt the ability of states to stay solvent moving forward.