Unions Debate What to Give to Save Bargaining
A cover story in the NYT about the benefits of what's going on in WI and elsewhere: they're suddenly MUCH more willing to be reasonable about other things…
As Wisconsin's governor and public employees square off in the biggest public sector labor showdown since Ronald Reaganfired striking air traffic controllers in 1981, government employees' unions in a range of states are weighing whether to give ground on wages, benefits and work rules to preserve basic bargaining rights.
… "When you're fighting to keep the very right to have collective bargaining, it's going to have some impact on what you do in your bargaining," he said.
February 27, 2011