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Prof. Randolph McLaughlin on the battle over collective bargaining rights 0

Prof. Randolph McLaughlin on the battle over collective bargaining rights

Randolph McLaughlin, a professor of labor law at Pace Law School, is available to speak to the media this week about the battle being waged over workers’ collective bargaining rights in Wisconsin, Ohio and Indiana.

“The goal of these Republican governors is to destroy public unions and hamper their ability to participate in the political process—not balance the budget. This is crystal clear in Wisconsin, where the unions offered to give up their benefits and pay more toward their pensions, and the governor said, ‘Take a hike.’ Moreover, the governor has singled out the firefighters and police—whose unions support the Republicans—to be exempt from this law. I fail to see how eliminating the ability of unions to sit down and negotiate is going to balance the budget. That’s absurd, and it’s not what this is about. It’s an attack on unions and, frankly, on the middle class.”

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