It has been six years since Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker signed a law that severely restricted the power of public-employee unions to bargain collectively. Many found it easy to sympathize with the workers whose bargaining rights would be circumscribed, people doing valued work such as teachers, nurses, and prison guards. But public-sector workers have enormous clout at the bargaining table, compared to their private-sector employees. Is it justified?
Since the battle of Wisconsin, the issue has arisen on the other side of the Atlantic. The U.K parliament limited public sector…

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