There has to be some middle ground somewhere but between the Unions on one side and the privatization forces on the other no one is looking out for the best interests of the public. This is a tremendous squeeze play that is compounded by the Prison Industrial Complex that is filling jails and prisons beyound capacity.
At some point, if it has not been reached already, it will become unsustainable. That is unsustainable financially as well as for the public that is not served well by it.
This is another chapter at another level of the union side of the struggle: Jail officers vote next week on decertifying union
Jail officers have voted to stay with FOP