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Thursday, January 20, 2011

The Judge Union

Jurists of the world unite:

But a new survey shows that hundreds of the judges remain deeply dissatisfied with the commission plan and overwhelmingly favor the creation of an extraordinary association that, like a labor union, would negotiate for judges on “salaries and other terms and conditions of employment.”

The formation of a union-like organization would be a remarkable move by judges, typically a conservative group constrained by many ethics rules. There are at least nine associations for judges of the state courts, but they generally do not negotiate over wages and working conditions.

It's only an idea and so far confined to New York state. I'm nevertheless anxious to hear Jack Layton's opinion. Just for laughs.

Posted by Richard Anderson on January 20, 2011 | Permalink


Judges union? What is next, a politicians union? Of course Layton would be in favour of both.

Posted by: Alain | 2011-01-20 3:40:18 PM

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