George Will on the unfair advantage the public sector unions have over everybody else when it comes to negotiating. States like WI and IN have already moved to level the playing field by ending collective bargaining rights or eliminating payroll deductions for union dues. AZ may follow suit. These are all good steps.
Here’s a crucial paragraph on the advantages that public sector unions currently have over everybody else:
“This is a crucial difference between release-time provisions negotiated by private companies: In the private sector, unions are not effectively on both sides of the negotiation table. Collusion between the employer and the employees union is inherent in public-sector unionization, particularly because public-sector employers and employees have congruent interests in increasing government budgets.”