The Missouri Supreme Court has ruled that not only must public bodies like school boards and cities collectively bargain with their employee unions, but that bargaining must be done in good faith.No, it's not the Missouri Supreme Court's ruling that makes Missouri a better state than Fitzwalkerstan.
The Court issued two rulings Tuesday - one dealing with unionized teachers at a St. Louis charter school, and the other dealing with police officers in University City and Chesterfield who wanted to unionize.
"Essentially, they're complete victories for the labor side," said Bruce Feldacker, a labor attorney who is an adjunct professor at Saint Louis University law school. "There's no question that governmental employers have a much clearer duty to bargain in good faith to teach and agreement now than was the status before these two rulings.
What make Missouri better is the fact that workers rights, whether private or public, is constitutionally protected.
Once we get Wisconsin back from the corporate overlords, we will need to correct this gross deficiency.