Ken Miller’s column (TNT, 11-5) identified real problems we face in dealing with public sector unions, but his solutions are not realistic. All of them depend on the willingness of elected officers to stand up to the demands of the employee unions, and the system is built in a way that makes it unlikely they will do so.
There are systemic flaws in the way the system works. First, unlike the private sector, where the employer is spending his or her own money, our public officials are spending someone else’s money.
Second, public officials do not have to worry …