Bargaining for the Common Good – Not

Larry  Sand delves further into the “bargaining for the common good” issue.

In June, 2016, unions across the country were expanding their focus to the broader conie mmunity, an effort which they call “bargaining for the common good.” The new strategy originated when public employee union leaders and community organizations gathered in Washington, D.C. in 2014 and came up with a 3-point plan: “use the bargaining process as a way to challenge the relationships between government and the private-sector; work with community allies to create new, shared goals that help advance both worker and citizen power; and recognize militancy and collective action will likely be necessary if workers and citizens are to reduce inequality and strengthen democracy.”

But whatever the unions call it, it reeks of socialism.