Friday, July 9, 2010

Public sector unions?

I thought this cartoon from City Journal tells it all.
Unfortunately, union leadership has ruined whatever legitimate purpose unions served and if you subscribe to the "pendulum" theory we will most likely need them in the future when power swings back to management and workers really get abused.
It is still difficult for me to envision how unions serve a purpose in the public sector where management is indifferent to cost and therefore open to whatever demands are put on them as long as the bureaucracy survives.