Labor Activity by Public Employes
Government itself is the scene today of labor unrest. Picket lines are being set up and manned by teachers, by public transit workers, sometimes even by firemen. Government, which has made collective bargaining work reasonably well in the private sector of the economy for three decades, now is having trouble doing so in its own house. The significant question no longer seems to be whether there should be collective bargaining in the ranks of public employees but of how to deal with it to the satisfaction of the public and public servants alike.
Attention was dramatically directed to the question late last summer when controversies over the pay of public school teachers in a score of cities from New York to ...