BUSINESS
02/28/2011 08:05 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Michael Bloomberg: Unions Can Help Cut The Deficit

Organizing around a common interest is a fundamental part of democracy. We should no more try to take away the right of individuals to collectively bargain than we should try to take away the right to a secret ballot. Instead, we should work to modernize government’s relationship with unions — and union leaders should be farsighted enough to cooperate, because the only way to protect the long-term integrity of employee benefits is to ensure the public’s long-term ability to fund them.

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