Tag: unions

PM Lee: The PAP Government will always stand with workers (NTUC National Delegates’ Conference 2019)

50 years ago, our pioneer leaders promised to keep Singaporean workers at the centre of our economic and social development efforts. Generations of PAP leaders and union leaders have worked closely together to deliver on this objective. This promise remains as central and as relevant today, as it was 50 years ago. So today, the PAP Government renews our commitment...

Government Union Collective Bargaining 101

Recently, Wisconsin and other states have begun to restructure generous government union benefit packages in the face of exploding state budget deficits. But while news coverage has been extensive there has been little focus on what exactly collective bargaining is, and how it works in government. Collective bargaining gives unions a monopoly on the government’s workforce: the government must employ...

Stossel: Government Shutdown Shows Private Is Better

The government shutdown continues, longer than any in history. I’m told, this is a crisis! Government shutdown crisis. Another Trump-generated crisis. This crisis. Crisis! Crisis! It’s causing chaos, confusion, pain. It’s “just too much”, say the Washington Post and New York Times. But wait a second, looking around America, I have to ask, where’s that crisis? Most everything seems pretty...

A Further Blow to Democracy in Brazil? Glenn Greenwald on Conviction of Lula Ahead of 2018 Election

NERMEEN SHAIKH: We begin today’s show in Brazil, where former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva has been convicted on corruption charges Wednesday and sentenced to nine-and-a-half years in prison. He will remain free on appeal. Lula has been the front-runner in the 2018 elections and is widely considered one of Brazil’s most popular political figures. The former union leader...