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Bargaining rights key to democracy

Bargaining rights key to democracy
July 18, 2011

JEFF JACOBY makes an important distinction between public-sector unions and their private-sector counterparts. But he overlooks a larger truth. It was the existence of strong unions in all sectors that created a robust middle class. It was only during their heyday that wealth was equitably distributed.
Public-sector collective bargaining is the essence of democracy – not its antithesis.
Walt Gardner
Los Angeles
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