collective bargaining

Politically Speaking
5:02 pm
Tue November 20, 2012

This Week's Politically Speaking Podcast

It's the Thanksgiving Politically Speaking podcast, and we're thankful for all of our listeners.

St. Louis Public Radio's Chris McDaniel joins the St. Louis Beacon's Jo Mannies and Jason Rosenbaum to talk about a few political issues.

On the table for this week: GOP dissent on health exchanges, the recent ruling on public employee's right to collective bargain and the new bipartisan debt group in Missouri. And, of course, some talk about Governor Jay Nixon's deer "harvesting" and Gobbles the Turkey.

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Collective bargaining
4:45 pm
Tue November 20, 2012

Mo. Supreme Court Expands Public Sector Collective Bargaining

Two rulings from the Missouri Supreme Court have strengthened collective bargaining for public employees in the state.
Credit (via Flickr/david_shane)

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.

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.

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