Jefferson Cowie

Beyond Ohio: Why Public Sector Unions Need to Show Solidarity for Private Sector Workers
November 08, 2011

Pro-labor forces appear en route to win an important battle in Ohio on Tuesday, but the greater war they’re engaged in is very much undecided. As significant as issues like taxes, bargaining, and benefits are for the health of the country’s public sector unions, their real savior has largely gone unspoken in this most recent battle—namely, the bolstering of pay and benefits in the private sector.