Public Sector Employment Under Siege
Stephen F. Befort
University of Minnesota Law School
Indiana Law Journal, Vol. 87, No. 1, 2011
Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper No. 12-05
This article was prepared for a symposium at Indiana University Maurer School of Law on Labor and Employment Law under the Obama Administration. The article analyzes the current spate of attacks on public employees with particular reference to three sub-topics: teacher tenure and evaluation “reform,” the periodic cycles of public sector fiscal crises, and the unilateral modification of public sector collective bargaining agreements. The article concludes with the assessment that cyclical attacks on public sector workers reflect a skewed viewpoint that public employees owe first-class obligations but possess only second-class rights.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 13
Keywords: public employees
Date posted: January 9, 2012
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