Here, school teachers in New York City get paid for little teaching and also carrying out union responsibilities.

E.J. McMahon on how New York Governor Andrew Cuomo gave up some options to protect taxpayers from excessive union compensation. Teachers get annual raises (called step increases) in addition to negotiated raises.

David Paul Kuhn on public and private sector union membership changes over time.

The irrepressible Nick Gillespie and on the budget battles now and coming up across the country.

Robert Tracinski on the sustainability of left’s socialist utopia behind the union movement.