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The Public Safety Employer-Employee Cooperation Act Removes State Flexibility

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Publication Date: July 2007

Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)

Author(s): James Sherk

Series: WebMemo

Topic: Labor (Unions)

Keywords: Government reform; First Amendment; Unions; Right to work

Type: Brief

Coverage: United States


Legislation before the House would force states and localities to collectively bargain with unions representing public safety employees. Congress should not restrict the freedom of state and local governments to tailor policies to their specific needs.