Paid Leave Laws Shortchange Some Union-Represented Employees

I have posted often about union-represented employees being shortchanged by paid leave laws. See here, here and here.   This has always baffled me since unions have been staunch advocates of such laws. For my most recent On the Labor Front article, I analyzed the extent to which some paid leave laws shortchange union-represented employees and the legislative tactics used to achieve that result.


I also sought, without success, to identify the reason union-represented employees come up short in the legislative drafting of these laws.  To me, it remains “a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma,” to borrow a phrase from Winston Churchill.

Here is a link to my On the Labor Front article.

I end with the same entreaty I have made in my prior posts on this topic:  help me understand!