Bipartisan Opposition to Government Union Monopoly Bargaining

Barbara Comstock takes note that in Virginia, it was Democrat Gov. Doug Wilder who signed HB1872 and SB 962 into law, prohibiting government unions from pressuring politicians to expand benefits and salaries:

This was an outright ban, one of the strongest in the nation. When it passed there were no riots, no massive protests, no members of the legislature who fled the state. Instead there was overwhelming bipartisan support from a Democrat-run House, which voted 78–21 in favor of the bill, and a Democrat-run Senate, which voted 36–3 in favor. Only 20 House Democrats and one House Republican opposed the bill and only two Senate Democrats and one Senate Republican did so.

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