Wednesday, December 27, 2006

What's wrong with negotiating in public?

The Oakland Press offered a great editorial on the concept of negotiating in public:

Oakland Press: Contracts involving tax dollars should be negotiated publicly (12/13/06)

There are certainly drawbacks to this concept, like the potential for negotiators to grandstand rather than negotiate. But, as it exists now, it is possible for one side or the other to hold out for rediculous demands that the public would never tolerate.

From my perspective, when in doubt, let the sun shine in!

==> Mike.