It also seems that private entities exist to turn a profit and thus must manage funds wisely. Government does not exist to do so and public entities are extremely inefficiency and wasteful in financial resources. The structure of public and private entities are different as is their funding. Thus, unions representing employees should also be different with different degrees of power especially considering that one entity is linked to public funds paid into them by taxpayers.
Tired of elections being between the lesser of two evils.When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser. -Socrates
That's important and necessary for several reasons: it ensures that teachers are fairly evaluated only for things within their control, it ensures that the School Board is also held accountable for things in it's control and it enables the School Board, teachers, public and whoever else to pinpoint all the factors that are contributing to low test scores within the district. Public sector employers are more than capable of harming the public sector employees and the public. Unions offset that when they're doing their job.
I also don't think unions restrict worker freedom. Workers are free to not work in unionized environments.
a right is the ability to do something and not be persecuted by the government. A right is NOT an affirmative duty on someone else to act. You have a right to worship Ba'al, Buddha, Jesus, Lucifer or Eric Clapton but I don't have the duty to build you a temple. You have a right to keep and bear arms but I should't be taxed to supply you won
and you have a right to join a union but your employer should not have duty to give you a job if you do so
In the public sector, employees are bound by state and local laws covering safety concerns, etc. Both public and private unions have seniority clauses in nearly all contracts that prohibit or severely restrict layoff or termination based upon a merit system. Therefore, good employees with excellent work records must be laid off instead of more senior employees with poor work records. If private companies are okay with that, it's no skin off my nose. But when the public sector is bound by seniority-over-merit requirements, then it's lots of skin off my nose because I am paying to keep lousy employees while watching good employees go somewhere else.
When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser. -Socrates