Collective bargaining was adopted as a key tactic for labor out of the sense that, by banding together in labor negotiations, workers were able to offset a perceived power imbalance vis a vis employers. But what happens if the management team on the other side of the table in labor negotiations is not actually an adversary?
We have seen in the last week that the Democratic Party is operating, right up to the US President, as a wholly owned subsidiary of the public employee's unions. In such a case, where state governments are historically dominated by Democrats, is it any wonder that compensation packages for unions have skyrocketed? They have been negotiating with themselves!