New Jersey gets closer to a deal on health care with unions

I have a new post at Public Sector Inc on the negotiations underway between the Governor, the legislature and the Communications Workers of America over how health care benefits should be structured. But there’s another level to this conversation: where should this policy be decided? In collective bargaining negotiations with the union and two branches of the New Jersey government? Or should this be in the realm of state legislation, as is pensions policy?