Are Public Sector Unions Unconstitutional?
Philip K. Howard’s case for restoring accountability to public service.
George Will calls it the year's "most-needed book on public affairs"—Philip K. Howard's Not Accountable tackles public sector unions head-on, arguing that they're not only dangerous, but unconstitutional.
Not Accountable is a non-partisan vision for fixing the biggest flaw in government. Consider a few data points:
Public sector membership in the United States is around 7 million. 4.6 million teachers. 1.3 million service employees.
California, with 300,000 teachers, is only able to terminate two or three per year for poor performance.
40,000 Californian retirees receive over $100,000 in pension salary.
In the end, who pays? Our children do—both in lost learning outcomes, future taxes, and less money in state and federal budgets for other services.
Howard, the founder of the Common Good organization, joins me Sunday to make the case for a legal solution – not a democratic one – for fixing the broken system.
Progressives, libertarians, and conservatives alike should be up in arms about the lack of accountability for police officers, teachers, and all those who are supposed to serve the public good. What can we do about it? Find out this Sunday on the show of ideas.
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