Essay: THE WORKER'S RIGHTS & THE PUBLIC WEAL

RELATIONS between management and organized labor in the private sector of the U.S. economy have been maturing for decades. Out of negotiation, intermittent conflict, legislation and court decision, there has emerged a generally workable system that breaks down on some spectacular occasions but in the main serves the cause of both sides as well as the public good. Not so in the crucially important and rapidly expanding public sector, which embraces everyone who works for government at any level—federal, state, county and municipal—and embodies every conceivable skill, from schoolteaching to garbage...

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