Tag Archives: Collective Bargaining

Remembering King Pyrrhus of Epirus

For every action there’s an equal and opposite reaction. Everything has a cost, so don’t kid yourself. There’s no free lunch. And there are always unintended consequences, so don’t whine when things don’t turn out the way you promised everyone … Continue reading

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News of the First Shot Fired

Often there seems no point in discussing breaking news – there are transitory events that seem a big deal, but a week later whatever it was doesn’t seem a big deal at all. Entertainment stories are like that. In a … Continue reading

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The Imperative: Stop Making Sense

Some days are stranger than others. Wednesday, February 23, 2011 was one of those, as there was that call everyone was talking about, that turned out to be just what it seemed: Here’s something for your “can this possibly be … Continue reading

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Labor Pains

It was just another Tuesday in Wisconsin: Huge crowds gathered at the Capitol for an eighth day Tuesday to protest Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s plan to cut union benefits and end most public workers’ collective bargaining rights as the state … Continue reading

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A Fresh Array of Useful Idiots

This seems to be the third in a series – not that it was planned this way, but Wisconsin happens: Embattled Republican Gov. Scott Walker defended a budget bill that would slash public workers’ benefits and most collective bargaining rights … Continue reading

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Lost Labor Day

It’s the mattress sales. That’s how you know it’s Presidents Day or Labor Day – folks on radio and television breathlessly telling you about a great deal on queen sets or something. Some of the ads are urgent – in … Continue reading

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