Direitos e certeza.Publicado: 2011/02/23
O Economist publicou ontem um artigo muito completo sobre os direitos no trabalho…
Alguns dos pontos chave (na minha modesta opinião):
“Historically, government workers also paid for more security, with lower wages. In exchange for smaller salaries they got job security and generous benefits. Eventually, they began to see their security as a right. But the cost of pension and health benefits are growing faster than employers and governments can keep up with”
“But it is not surprising that state governments are not only trying to increase contributions, but are also seeking to undermine some of the union power that provides additional security. Naturally, state workers (buoyed by their union) are fiercely resistant.”
Relativamente aos sindicatos, o economista Krugman elabora no seu artigo.
“In this situation, it makes sense to call for shared sacrifice, including monetary concessions from state workers. And union leaders have signaled that they are, in fact, willing to make such concessions.
But Mr. Walker isn’t interested in making a deal. Partly that’s because he doesn’t want to share the sacrifice: even as he proclaims that Wisconsin faces a terrible fiscal crisis, he has been pushing through tax cuts that make the deficit worse”
Todos parecem concordar, da direita à esquerda, que é necessário cortes, sacrifícios e reformas.