Liberal icons with conservative ideals: Franklin Roosevelt on public unions 4


FRANKLIN DELANO ROOSEVELT: “All Government employees should realize that the process of collective bargaining, as usually understood, cannot be transplanted into the public service. It has its distinct and insurmountable limitations when applied to public personnel management.”


  1. Heard a news headline (Fox Business News, I think) that government employees, I believe federal government employees are paid vastly more than counterparts in private sector. I hope to hear more about this. As an “Ex Fed”, I have always insisted that I was more than fairly compensated. However, my wife worked harder and was underpaidlll
    Go figure!

  2. Disagree with this. I am a teacher, and though I do not like what the NEA frequently stands for politically, I still appreciate the legal support they give and the benefits they have collectively bargained for us.

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