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Here are a few of my generalizations to add to the mix.
All people tend to be self-absorbed and short-sighted, Union or Management.
Power differences between these groups tend to translate into abuses over time.
If a specific Union is negotiating with an employer that is not up to holding their own, there will just as likely be abuses as when the power differential is in the other direction.
This is a problem that will always be a moving target.
Our goal should be to strive for power parity in each specific negotiation. Remember, even in a court of law, with a lawyer for each side, fairness is still up for grabs if the lawyers are not equally skilled.
We shouldn't ask; are Unions getting too powerful? Or even; are teachers Unions, or Public Employee Unions too powerful? But, rather; is there parity in this or that negotiation, and, is the outcome reasonable/sustainable?
And where some teachers, taxpayers, or anyone else gets stretched too thin, we need to sort it out and regroup on a case by case basis.
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