Even FDR, who was pro-union, thought that government employees should not be permitted to unionize under any circumstances. The reasoning is clear: unlike in the private sector where management and labor are both constrained by external competitive pressures, governments and their employees comprise an enforced, statutory monopoly where the only constraints available are those provided by the executive and legislative branches.
Customers of private sector businesses generally have the option to take their custom to another vendor in the event the product price of a unionized company is too high relative to the value, product quality is too low relative to the price, or product delivery is too slow or not available due to suspension of production through labor-management disputes. The "customers" of governments have no alternative providers of government services when governments fail to deliver. If a lawn care service fails to perform its contracted service to its customers, the customers may transfer their business to a competing lawn service(s).
Alternative providers of government services either do not exist as police departments, licensing bureaus, etc. or must be double-paid by the taxpayer cause buying private school education does not mean that your property tax bill will be reduced. The problem of government worker unions is exacerbated by the fact that government has power to levy taxes so it can pass-through all cost increases to the taxpayers without any external constraint of competition and power to criminalize failure to pay taxes. In the minds of many this equates to extortion. Government employees enjoy job protections that offer virtual assurances of uninterruptedly employment.
In a labor marketplace envisioned by economists this job security should translate into wages and benefits that are below the norms for jobs that carry a normal, higher risk of interruption. In short the taxpayers, even those who consider themselves pro-union like FDR, agreed in sufficient numbers to support necessary reforms. And there has been no evidence offered by any opponents that there has been any harm done to any public employee except for wounding the pride and influence of union leaders. Public sector unions are inherently corrupt - especially when they have the power to bargain.
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