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How Do We Keep Public Unions Accountable?

August 2, 2021

Public sector labor unions—from teachers unions to firefighter unions to police unions—wield massive amounts of power, shaping collective bargaining agreements that shield government actors from accountability.

Government must be accountable to the public, not to narrow special interests. But how do we achieve that?

Last week, Philip K. Howard, lawyer, bestselling author, and chair of the bipartisan Campaign for Common Good, joined Jon Riches, Director of National Litigation at the Goldwater Institute, for a special Goldwater webinar about how to restore accountability—and the freedoms that depend on it—in union contracts that should serve the public, above all.

You can watch the full webinar above.



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