Critical of Unions
""Conservatives make all kinds of criticisms of unions—they're inflexible, they tend to be corrupt. Pick one of their complaints that you find the most reasonable and tell me how you'd address it.
There are several reasonable critiques of unions. I'm not sure they're really intrinsic to unionism—in other words, unions could accommodate these critiques and still do what they do. Also, it must be said, the most cogent critiques of unions don't come always come from conservatives. Sometimes they come from the left, which argues, for example, that most unions are structured to limit rank and file democracy.
That said, the strongest critique I hear from the right (and some centrist Democrats too) about public sector unions is that their first priority needs to be the excellent provision of services, rather than the job security of public sector workers. And you know what? I agree! Who isn't in favor of excellent provision of public services? But given how little revenue we raise and how little we spend on public services, relative to other countries, it is easy to imagine public policies that would boost public sector services and end up creating more employees, too.""
Excellence is undermined by unions. Since unions insist that workers be rewarded equally, reward for excellence is not possible since all will not be equally excellent. You can reward small groups, but only if all group members can influence the work of the least excellent.
Response to reward is built into our DNA. As can be seen in any union, lethargy prevails. The teacher unions are the worst, because our children are being short changed.
In the second paragraph, the response is non responsive: if in doubt, mumble. He says the first priority is members and follows up with, the second priority is more members. Excellence was forgotten, as it always is in a union operation.