WISCONSIN: What Collective Bargaining Gets You
H/T: NRO’s The Corner
When someone says, “It’s not about the money,” you know it’s about the money.
● Collective bargaining is the reason taxpayers in Wisconsin cover almost all the cost of government pensions and 94 percent of government workers’ health-care premiums.
● Collective bargaining is the reason most Wisconsin school districts buy health coverage from a company created by the Wisconsin Education Association — even though their premiums cost far more than competing carriers.
● Collective bargaining is the reason Milwaukee Public Schools spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on Viagra instead of on educating students.
Collective bargaining is all about taxpayers’ money. That is what government unions bargain for.
— James Sherk is a senior policy analyst in labor economics in the Center for Data Analysis at the Heritage Foundation.