What are your main arguments against public sector collective bargaining (PSCB)?
I’ve read the following arguments on Ricochet:
- PSCB is untouched by any form of market discipline, so it results in higher-than-normal wages and benefits
- PSCB has a corrupting effect because it is allows for campaign contributions to politicians who are its most generous benefactors. The symbiosis results in an expansion of both the public sector and the party that it supports.
And then there’s this:
All Government employees should realize that the process of collective bargaining, as usually understood, cannot be transplanted into the public service. - Franklin Delano Roosevelt
What other arguments should we make?