Scott Walker’s Miscalculation
I blinked and almost missed this comment by Josh Barro (“It’s Not Just Wisconsin,” March 21): “Under Walker’s proposed ‘budget repair’ bill, most state and local employees in Wisconsin won’t be allowed to bargain collectively for health or retirement benefits. . . . Police and firefighters would retain more expansive collective-bargaining rights.” So, which groups are losing their expansive bargaining rights, and why is Walker allowing police and firefighters to retain theirs?
Josh Barro Replies: The greatly reduced package of collective-bargaining rights will apply to all other public employees in the Badger State. Nationally, among public-employee groups, …