Commentary: Public Backlash Against Union Abuses Finally Taking Shape

By Jamison Beuerman
A number of media outlets in the past few weeks have been assailing teachers’ and government workers’ unions for their implacable greed. It is important to draw the distinction between unions and their original purpose and unions in their current manifestation as politicized goliaths. When unions began forming, their grievances were well-founded . Hours and...

TAGS: City Journal, SEIU, teachers unions

California’s Failure a Lesson for Other States

By Jennifer Moreale
In a previous blog post we noted that public-sector unions impose higher labor costs, increase public debt, and lower the state’s management quality. The end result of the growth of public sector unions can be seen in California. A member of California’s Service Employees International Union (SEIU) was recorded saying “We helped to get you...

TAGS: California, City Journal, Labor, SEIU, Steven Malanga, UAW

Commentary: New Bill Aims to Stop Law Clinics from Biting the Hand that Feeds

By Jamison Beuerman
A new bill introduced into the Louisiana State Legislature by Senator Robert Adley (R-Benton) and backed by the Louisiana Chemical Association seeks to prevent law clinics that receive state money from “suing government agencies, suing individuals and businesses for financial damages or raising most constitutional challenges.” The introduction of this bill arises mainly in response...

TAGS: City Journal, Heather MacDonald, Jeffrey Sadow, Louisiana Chemical Association, Robert Adley, Tulane Environmental Law Clinic