After the Friedrichs Scare

US public sector unions have gotten a reprieve. Will they use it to rebuild, or squander the opportunity?

In 1969, District Council 37 chief organizer Lillian Roberts was jailed for two weeks for defying New York governor Nelson Rockefeller and leading a strike against three mental hospitals. (New York City Central Labor Council / Tamiment Library, Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives, New York University)

US public sector unions have gotten a reprieve. Will they use it to rebuild, or squander the opportunity?