Public Employee Stoppages in the United States.

The purpose of this article is to display data on public sector work stoppages in the United States by major issue for a ten year period across local, state and federal subdivisions. These data are then followed by a discussion of the possible interconnection between taxing/spending limitations and public sector contract negotiations as they may impact on the relative bargaining power of unions and associations versus public management. Finally the article concludes with a suggestion that an already in-place mechanism in California's Educational Employment Relations Act of 1975 might be more widely considered in order to allow a broader range of constituencies to monitor public sector collective bargaining.