Another Defeat for Public-Employee Unions

by Steven F. Hayward

I see that another state legislature has voted to curtail public-employee unions’ collective-bargaining rights to help salvage state and local government budgets. Union leaders promise to flood the capitol building, Madison-like, to protest, and union leaders declare, “We are going to fight this thing to the bitter end.”

. . . union leaders said that even with the last-minute concessions, the bill was an assault on workers’ rights, unthinkable in a state that has long been a bastion of union support.

Ho-hum, just another GOP/Koch Brothers plot coming down in the red state of . . . what? Where? Massachusetts?!

I’ll believe the world really is coming to an end when I see California’s Democrats emulating Massachusetts.