In the Rearview Mirror: A Brief History of Opposition to Public Sector Unionism

Source: Steve Fraser and Joshua B. Freeman, New Labor Forum, Vol. 20 no. 3, Fall 2011
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There is nothing new about opposition to public sector unionism. It has been a feature of American life for over a hundred years. But in some ways, the current wave of anti-unionism is a departure. Three different eras of opposition to public sector unionism, including the current one, have been distinguished by distinct core arguments against collective bargaining for public employees.

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