State House panel to vote on collective-bargaining transparency bills

Pennsylvania Business Daily

Two bills designed to make union collective-bargaining negotiations more publicly transparent will be discussed and voted on by the House State Government Committee at a meeting to be convened by state Rep. Daryl Metcalfe (R-Dist. 12), the committee’s chairman, on Tuesday at 8 a.m. in Room G-50 of the Irvis Office Building.

At Last, Scrutiny for Public-Union Deals

By Matthew J. Brouillette, The Wall Street Journal

If you’ve ever spent hundreds on a smartphone or thousands on a new car, you know what it’s like to hunt for the best deal. Yet when paying for state and local government services worth billions, Americans often hand politicians a blank check without ever knowing if they could get more for their money.

Union policies hard to defend under Prop 104 negotiation sunshine

By Greg Bratton, The Complete Colorado

People and groups with nothing to hide have little to fear with more sunlight on their actions and beliefs. Colorado teachers unions did not support the successful transparency initiative on last year’s ballot. A look at several collective bargaining contracts throughout the state makes this absence of enthusiasm quite understandable.