Mandatory Public-Safety Collective Bargaining Could be Made Less Onerous
Publication Date: May 2008
Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)
Author(s): James Sherk
Keywords: Labor; Local Control; Strikes; merit pay
Coverage: United States
Many Members of Congress want to require state and local governments to bargain collectively with police, firefighters, and emergency medical personnel. Congress should not deny state and local governments the choice of whether and how to bargain collectively with public-safety employees.