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unions versus the public
unions versus the public
The Walker Model Gains Momentum in the Midwest

The purple state push for public sector union reform is a good thing for taxpayers and quality of governance.

unions versus the public
DC Metro Gets Costly Slap on the Wrist

Washington DC’s Metro is a disaster. The feds are sick of it.

unions versus the public
Blue Civil War Meets Thin Blue Line

A Chicago policing practice highlights one of the many ways unions put the interests of their members over the interests of the public.

unions versus the public
Kids Lose, Unions Win in California Court

California’s powerful teachers unions have successfully fended off a legal effort to improve education for vulnerable students.

unions versus the public
Hillary Doubles Down on K-12 Status Quo

How a non-socialist rival might have responded to Hillary Clinton’s teachers’ union answer at last night’s debate.

unions versus the public
Blue Civil War in New York’s Jails

A legal appeal by the New York Correction Officers’ Benevolent Association highlights the ongoing clash between unionized public sector workers and the people they are supposed to serve.

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