“Wisconsin’s reforms are working”

Sensible changes to the ground rules on labor relations — including the option to go around the union’s monopoly provider of health care insurance — are saving local governments hundreds of millions of dollars. [John Steele Gordon]

P.S. Bill McGurn on public employee unions in the still very unreformed state of New Jersey [Hillsdale “Imprimis”] And: how some public employees “spike” their pensions in California [L.A. Times via Amy Alkon]


  • Milwaukee County pensions were out of control until a county executive, Scott Walker put a stop to it.

  • It is looking like the unions are wasting millions in their Wisconsin recall campaign, with a Walker victory looking more likely.