The Unions’ Legislative Connivances; or, Why We Are Where We Are
A good letter from L. Chappell of Saunderstown:
With the state and local budgets running deficits, the teachers’ unions wish to add insult to injury with a bill that would force municipalities to keep the expired contract in force while they negotiate a new one. This bill is clearly a reaction to the events in East Providence.
The bill sponsors, Senators Rhoda E. Perry, Charles J. Levesque, Michael J. McCaffrey, Joshua Miller and Susan Sosnowski, have shown their true colors toward the taxpayers of East Providence in particular and the state in general with this bill. Actions like this are why your property-tax bills continue to climb. Ask yourselves if you have legislation like this protecting your job.
With a law like this on the books, unions would have even less reason to negotiate toward good-faith compromise.