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In Defense of Public-Sector Unions

  title={In Defense of Public-Sector Unions},
  author={Anne Marie Lofaso},
  journal={Hofstra Labor and Employment Law Journal},
The United States is currently in a heated debate over the extent to which public-sector workers should be permitted to band together for mutual aid or protection, to form, join or assist unions, and to bargain collectively. This debate was sparked when, shortly after the 2010 midterm elections, politicians in states with large public deficits blamed public-sector unions for budget shortfalls. Public unions are not, however, the cause of the states’ ills. After all, public unions are not the… Expand
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