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Tag: ken miller

Nov.
6th

UNIONS: Miller’s anti-union bias is showing

I spent 30 years as a union representative negotiating in both the private and public sectors. I found Ken Miller’s article displayed a lack of experience with public workers, slanted economics and an anti-union bias (TNT, 11-5).

Miller lays out a sweeping ledger sheet of generalities, while omitting the details, and the quality of management seems to escape his scrutiny completely. I can cite example after example to Miller of situations that without, employee input through their union, millions would have been lost due to management’s ineptitude.

I also point out to him a recent study showing that public

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Nov.
6th

UNIONS: Critics should consider more than cost

Guest columnist Ken Miller says he’s not a union-hater (TNT, 11-5), and I take him at his word, but apparently he’d like them better if they had no power to protect their members from the kinds of abuses that led to the formation of unions in the first place. The prescriptions he offers are mostly aimed at doing exactly that.

Allow management to fire workers arbitrarily, Miller says, and let it determine pay, benefits, and working conditions unilaterally – pay that he says ought to be “below average,” though he doesn’t say why.

If we must have a Civil

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