Labor and Buildings

By John Ramsey posted 04-06-2011 03:16 PM

The recent 2010 elections in the U.S. yielded much more than a change in party control for half of the U.S. Congress (House of Representatives) and an increase in Republican representation in the Senate.  The changes in state houses and local boards of education were far more sweeping than at the federal level and in addition to sweeping budget reforms which will undoubtably affect the school environment business on most levels, we are seeing a new movement that involves public sector labor.  (i.e. the recent Wisconsin, Ohio, Indiana, Florida, Rhode Island, etc. legislative initiatives to overhaul teacher pay and collective bargaining.)

My question for this discussion thread:  What impact, if any, will a changing labor climate (in some cases extreme) have on the educational facilities market?  Please share your thoughts.