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What Is Government Collective Bargaining?
Legal Monopoly: Government collective bargaining gives unions a monopoly on the government’s workforce. The government must employ workers on the terms the union negotiates. It may not hire competing workers.
Private vs. Public-Sector: Unions operate differently in government than in the private sector. Private-sector unions bargain over limited profits. Competition from other businesses moderates wage demands. Governments earn no profits and have no competition. Government unions negotiate for more tax dollars.
Risking Public Services: When government unions strike, they can deprive citizens of essential services-such as education for children-until demands are met.
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History of Government Collective Bargaining
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