A Democrat's tough-love lessons

Glastris, Paul
October 1992
U.S. News & World Report;10/5/92, Vol. 113 Issue 13, p46
Questions if any Democrat can really lead the country when one of the main constituencies of the party is public-employee unions resistant to many of the changes that are essential to making government work. Bill Clinton's early speeches indicated he might understand the problem; The case of Philadelphia, and major Clinton ally, Democratic Mayor Ed Rendell; The mayor's new contract with American Federation of Federal, State, County and Municipal Employees; Risks and pitfalls.


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