Oregon Professor: Abolish Public Sector Bargaining

Paul F. deLespinasse, professor emeritus of political science at Adrian College calls for the abolition of government employee bargaining.  His editorial appears in the Adrian Telegram, Adrian, Michigan, the most recent state to pass a Right to Work Law.

Decades of experience suggest that public sector collective bargaining is a bad idea and that legislation authorizing it should be repealed. Unlike private sector workers, non-unionized government employees already enjoyed substantial protection against high-handed treatment thanks to civil service laws. And, like all citizens, they voted, making up a substantial bloc that elected officials preferred not to offend.

. . . After several more decades, situations brought about by public sector unionization do not make a pretty picture.