Here’s ‘Puter’s stupid question for the day.
Assume that a public sector union contract has expired so that there is no continuing obligation between the employer and the employees. Assume further that the public unions refuse to acknowledge economic reality and downsize their demands, stalemating negotiations.
Can the public employer put the jobs out to bid, allowing individuals, companies and the current employee union to bid on the jobs? This assumes that all the bidders meet the requisite requirements for the job.
‘Puter’s fairly certain that the archaic Triborough Amendment in New York would prevent this. Assuming collective bargaining statues require continued negotiation with the unions, why is this a good thing?