Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Fischl on “Running the Government Like a Business”: Wisconsin and the Assault on Workplace Democracy
Michael Fischl (UConn has published in the Yale Law Review Online a timely and must-read piece: “Running the Government Like a Business”: Wisconsin and the Assault on Workplace Democracy.
(Michael helpfully points out to those with middle-aged eyes that the downloadable pdf version is infinitely easier to read, though the footnote formatting is not nearly so nifty.)
Michael's fundamental point, with which I wholeheartedly agree, is that, "the stakes in Wisconsin have less to do with the bona fides of budget crises and benefits packages than with something a great deal more fundamental: the struggle between democratic governance and authoritarian control in the American workplace."
Read the whole piece. Well worth the time. I guarantee this: Michael will challenge the way you think about this issue.