The problem with public sector unions is with the pension system and labor relations laws. When the State mandates a defined pension benefit without providing municipalities with any clarity whatsoever as to the cost of the plan the end result is a mess. Unions are often great for the workers in the system until they lose their jobs. They are best for public sector workers because the jobs can never be lost so the tax payers get soaked. In the private sector they also work to create an adversarial relationship between employer and employee which culturally is not an ideal corporate environment. LIL's anecdote was the perfect example.
Last edited by chiefst2000; 01-25-2013 at 04:20 PM.