Government Unions and the Need for Reform - St. Louis Policy Breakfast

Show-Me Institute Policy Breakfast
Event Details: 

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.

Speaker Biographies:

Patrick Ishmael:

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.

James Foster:

Partner, McMahon Berger

James N. Foster, Jr., practices in all areas of labor and employment law, representing employers exclusively in negotiations, and in litigation before the courts, National Labor Relations Board, and the National Mediation Board. In representing and serving the firm's clientele, Jim relies upon his legal education, his tenure as a Field Attorney with Region 14 of the National Labor Relations Board, and over 30 years of experience in private practice.