Collective Bargaining, Irate Taxpayers Drive Public Policy

Source: Minchin Lewis, PA Times Online, December 15, 2015

….Collective bargaining in the public sector brings public employees together with their employers to establish working conditions, usually in formal contracts. In the private sector, such questions are settled by market forces. Employers control capital. Employees control labor. It is not so clear in the public sector with many implications for policy….