- The Foundry: Conservative Policy News Blog from The Heritage Foundation - http://blog.heritage.org -
NEW VIDEO: Collective Bargaining 101
Posted By Brandon Stewart On March 4, 2011 @ 1:40 pm In Enterprise and Free Markets | 32 Comments
The fight to balance Wisconsin’s state budget intensified yesterday as Governor Scott Walker issued an ultimatum  to Democratic Senators who have refused to return to the capital to vote on the budget repair bill. The ultimatum comes as Wisconsin approaches a crucial deadline to restructure its debt. But while the fight has become more intense, there has never been a shortage of heat in this debate. Union leaders have been especially vocal, with SEIU President Mary Kay Henry characterizing Walker’s proposal  to weaken collective bargaining, as part of a “struggle for economic justice”. Even President Obama weighed in, calling it an “assault on unions” . But while the controversy continues to attract national media attention, there has been little focus on what exactly collective bargaining is and how it works in a system with government unions. And with a majority of union members now in government rather than the private sector , this is an important issue to understand.
Our new video  is a helpful primer on the rise government unions and the monopoly power given to them through collective bargaining. Along with our helpful factsheet on the subject, they form a powerful tool to combat misinformation and educate friends and family about what is at stake in Wisconsin .
Article printed from The Foundry: Conservative Policy News Blog from The Heritage Foundation: http://blog.heritage.org
URL to article: http://blog.heritage.org/2011/03/04/new-video-collective-bargaining-101/
URLs in this post:
 issued an ultimatum: http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/02/28/us-wisconsin-governor-idUSTRE71R51620110228
 characterizing Walker’s proposal: http://www.seiu.org/2011/02/are-you-watching-whats-happening-in-wisconsin.php
 alling it an “assault on unions”: http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2011/02/17/obama_on_wisconsin_collective_bargaining_law_an_assault_on_unions.html
 majority of union members now in government rather than the private sector: http://www.heritage.org/Research/Reports/2010/01/Majority-of-Union-Members-Now-Work-for-the-Government
 new video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QyxuUjgHkgs
 what is at stake in Wisconsin: http://www.foundry.org/2011/02/18/morning-bell-the-american-people-cant-afford-to-lose-wisconsin-union-showdown/
 sharing the video on FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/share.php?u=http://j.mp/fB2Ufh
 out on TWITTER: http://twitter.com/home?status=Learn+the+truth+about+collective+bargaining+http://j.mp/fB2Ufh
Copyright © 2011 The Heritage Foundation. All rights reserved.