Why We Need a New Approach to Public Unions

Scott Walker's Wisconsin recall win shows the private sector shouldn't have to subsidize expensive public unions.

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There is no quick fix to deal with the legacy of billions in unfunded liabilities. But there must be a fundamental rethinking of the public workforce and how we negotiate their contracts. One solution would be to take labor negotiations out of the hands of vulnerable legislators and assign them to independent commissions. Americans cannot maintain their essential faith in government if there are two Americas and the private sector subsidizes disproportionate benefits for a public sector elite.

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