It looks like the changes in Wisconsin that ended collective bargaining for the teacher’s unions there are working. One school district was headed for a $400,000 deficit, but with having teachers spend a little more on their health care and retirement, make them work 40 hours a week and teach 6 rather than 5 classes a day, they were able to reduce class sizes, and save over $1 million, turning their deficit into a surplus.
They see more savings as the union contract required them negotiating for health care only with a union owned health care company. Now they can look for the best price among competitors.
Isn’t freedom and free markets wonderful? And it benefits the kids, also.