Disunion: The Government Union Report

This podcast explores news-making developments in public-sector labor policy and law across the country. Host David R. Osborne brings in guests with practical experience confronting the public policy challenges attending unionization of government employees.

Episode 3: Join host David Osborne and guest Christian Barnard (Assistant Director of Education Reform at Reason Foundation) as they delve into the intricate dynamics behind the stagnant teacher salaries despite soaring investments in education. In this thought-provoking podcast, they dissect the complexities of benefit costs, labor policies, and union subsidies that divert crucial funds away from instructional salaries.

Through insightful discussions, they shed light on how addressing these systemic issues could pave the way for a much-needed reevaluation of teacher compensation. Later in the episode, the focus shifts to the challenges faced by teacher unions in advocating for fair wages, exploring topics such as incentives, compensation structures, and the fiscal impact of pension obligations. Tune in to gain a deeper understanding of the forces shaping teacher salaries and the path towards meaningful change in education.

You can listen to previous episodes of the Government Union Report here.

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