Public Unions Are Hurting America –
Here is the reason why somehow, some way, public worker unions must be made illegal. The unions are committing extortion with a simple message, “Give our workers what we demand or we withhold our public services from you!” In other words, they ‘shut down’ their part of the government if we don’t comply. Isn’t that what the GOP was blasted for last year? Do you think there just may be a little hypocrisy here?
While private sector middle class and lower-class workers see their pay decrease, the public union workers demand they get raises. In this case, because of Obama Care, we are seeing tens of millions of private sector worker’s take home pay go down because of the increasing healthcare cost. My wife ended up paying $182 a month for her new policy up from $62.00 and that doesn’t even take into account the fact that her new deductible is $3,000 up from $1,200.
Do you think the public government workers are willing to accept that change? No Sir!
They are not going to sacrifice. Here in WA State the King County school bus drivers don’t want to pay for their health insurance at all. They want it paid by the tax payers. The union has threatened a strike to get their way. Think about this ‘in-your-face’ demand, “You tax payers either pay for our healthcare insurance or we won’t take your kids to school!” Where in the name of fairness and common decency does this make sense? If that’s not extortion what is?
I say if they strike… FIRE EVER DAMN ONE OF THEM AND HIRE PEOPLE WHO WOULD APPRECIATE THE JOB.
Scott Walker of WI stood up to these public union thugs and turned a multi-billion dollar deficit into a multi-million dollar surplus in just a couple of years.
Just the basic concept of forced unionization in the public sector is wrong… If you apply the concept of forced membership to any other organization it would be illegal. Why not here?
They work for the tax payers, it’s morally (and should be legally) wrong for them to have the ability to withhold any public service to get whatever they want. At the federal level it’s come to the point where those who are suppose to serve the people are making almost twice as much as those they serve. They also have better medical and early retirement (as much as 15 years) with more monthly retirement income to boot. http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/08/20/Federal-workers-earn-twice-as-much-as-private-workers
Are your aware that over 40% of all union workers vote Republican, yet over 92% of the union donations go to the Democrats!
Corporations and their employees also tend to spread their donations fairly evenly between the two major parties, unlike unions, which overwhelmingly assist Democrats. In 2008, Democrats received 55% of the $2 billion contributed by corporate PACs and company employees, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. Labor unions were responsible for $75 million in political donations, with 92% going to Democrats.
(Here is the source for the entire article) http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/07/10/political-spending-by-unions-far-exceeds-direct-donations/
UNIONS HAVE FORCED MEMBERSHIP AND FORCE ALL MEMBERS TO SUPPORT THE USE OF 92% OF THEIR MONEY TO HELP ELECT DEMOCRATS!
In a free society this is deplorable and unacceptable. Everyone just saw workers at a TN Volkswagen plan reject unionization even with the company supporting it. Within their announced rejection, they stated that they don’t want to end up like Detroit because of having a union representing them. They would rather represent themselves. Finally, something that sounds right for a free society.
Unions may have had their time of need in past years… but not today. With modern human resource laws and safety regulations, they simply are not needed. And with the evidence so blatantly obvious in GM’s case, as well as the many cities that are going bankrupt, it’s the ridiculous, over the top, demands of unions that have made so many companies non-competitive, causing them to go bankrupt like GM. The early retirement, life-long medical cost, along with crushing multi-billion dollar pension funds are helping to destroy our city’s economies, because it’s always the workers in the private sector who are forced to pay for it all. I’m writing my elected officials asking them to make public unions illegal… you should do the same.
Average American Bob