This story from Daniel Borenstein in the Contra Costa Times would be incredible -- if we didn't already know how incredibly intransigent public employee unions can be. But yes, unions in Contra Costa County have blocked requests by county supervisors there for data they need to make responsible changes in the pension system. The fact that unions have the ability to block data collection speaks volumes about the imbalance in power between public labor and our elected officials. Read the whole thing here.
Unions Deny County Data Needed to Calculate Pension Reform
By Joe Mathews
Updated at 7:30 AM PST on Tuesday, Mar 29, 2011