Abolish the State Labor Relations Board

OSPRI president William Felkner calls for the abolition of the State Labor Relations Board in today’s Warwick Beacon:

William Felkner, the president of the Ocean State Policy Research Institute, has criticized the Labor Relations Board for continually favoring the unions over management. Felkner said that over the last three years, management has a 7-0 record on all major decisions.

“There shouldn’t be a Labor Board in the state of Rhode Island. We should rely on the free market to resolve labor disputes,” said Felkner.

His comments are in response to a State Labor Relations Board decision that effectively nullifies an effort to save the taxpayers of Warwick millions of dollars over the long term, by firing and rehiring crossing guards without full benefits. Read the full story here.

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