No one is against employees holding out for more money, but employers shouldn’t be forced by law to negotiate with employees as a group.
Jeff Miller, who brings a libertarian’s perspective to the Wisconsin’s budget negotiations.
Why not? The employees are forced to negotiate with the shareholders as a group represented by the unified voice of management. Public-sector workers are forced (by law) to negotiate with tax-payers collectively. Capitalism doesn’t work if you don’t have reasonable parity in bargaining power.
Public sector unions are simply another check on the abuse of government power.