A Primer on Government Unions
From the 2011 Wisconsin Capitol protests to Illinois’ recent executive order banning agency fees for state workers, government labor relations are headline news in recent years. Missouri is no different: In 2007 the Missouri Supreme Court threw out 60 years of precedent with the landmark Independence case that gave government workers the ability to collectively bargain with the government.
To help the public better understand this complicated but increasingly important issue, we published a guide to government unions in the Show-Me State. Find it here: A Primer on Government Labor Relations in Missouri. The primer explains:
- The basics of government collective bargaining;
- The legal framework in which government unions collectively bargain with government entities, such as school districts, cities, and the state itself;
- A survey of the types of government employees subject to union representation;
- An overview of the common practices of Missouri’s government employee unions;
- And much, much more.
For more information or if you have any questions about this primer, please contact me at the Show-Me Institute.