Thursday, March 3, 2011

Union Contracts, Not Pay, Are States’ Problem

A fair and balanced story from the New York Times. (Even a broke clock is right twice a day...) It is encouraging to read the level-headed comments that agree and see that clarity sometimes comes even to readers of the Times.

". . .It has become conventional wisdom to say that public sector unions are inherently problematic because they can use their political influence to win lavish pay from politicians. But that’s not quite right. The real problem with most union contracts for public workers is not the money — it’s almost everything else. "

Read it here:
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/02/business/02leonhardt.html?_r=1

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