Government Unions and the Need for Reform - Show-Me Forum
Shouldn't public unions be accountable to their membership? The Commonwealth Foundation recently gave Missouri a letter grade of 'D' regarding its public labor laws. Unions should serve workers-not the other way around. This presentation outlines reforms that can restore balance among unions, their members, and taxpayers.
Director of Government Accountability
Patrick Ishmael is the director of government accountability at the Show-Me Institute. He is a native of Kansas City and graduate of Saint Louis University, where he earned honors degrees in finance and political science and a law degree with a business concentration. His writing has been featured in the Los Angeles Times, Weekly Standard, and dozens of publications across the state and country.
Partner, McMahon Berger
Mr. Hey represents the interests of city governments and the interests of management in all areas of labor and employment law. Mr. Hey routinely advises municipal clients on a wide range of employment and labor law, including general questions related to municipal law and the Missouri Sunshine Act. Prior to joining McMahon Berger, Mr. Hey held the title of City Attorney for several Missouri municipalities.