You said in the posting the Unions played by the rules but you have chosen to change them and that is not good faith bargaining. I read your posting that because you are a legislator, you can change the rules. As a union member who has negotiated contracts for my local, I played by the rules. However, the mayors with this change do not have to play by the rules because you chose to give the advantage to the city and town officials. You disrespect for those who work for the state, city and towns shows we are second class citizens since you can change the rules after we played by the rules of collective bargaining.
I encourage all union members to remember the next time you are up for reelection and vote against those who disregard the rules of collective bargaining. For years, you ask the unions for their vote and we have loyally stayed with the Democratic party because the GOP are even more cut throat and anti worker than you. Now is the time for the union to find candidates who believe in fair play and the rules of collective bargaining. You hid behind tough economic times to cripple the labor movement.
Your reasoning is a disappointment and just an excuse to beef up management rights at the expense of the working class people of the Commonwealth.