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Strangulation by Union

faultroy Wrote: Sep 27, 2012 7:33 PM
Aw c'mon get off your high horse. The facts are that most Americans of middle age had their parents in a Union of some kind or another. Why all the demogaguery?....If it wasn't for the Unions, there would not have been as many families owning their own homes. Unions gave workers discretionary income. Just because it has been politicized and corrupted doesn't mean that the Unions have not done their jobs, but rather that the system is broken. The money public service employees make is given to them by the politicians that were elected by the very same people ranting about the Unions. Get a grip. Be honest and fair. If you don't like it, target the politiicians that cut the deals, not the employees.

The Chicago teachers strike is over, but the public didn't win. Schools will still transfer bad teachers to other schools because it's nearly impossible to fire them. When bad teachers go from school to school, principals call it "the dance of the lemons." It would be funny if those teachers didn't slowly wreck children's lives.

The basic issue is: Who decides how to manage a workplace? Unions say it's good that they protect American workers from arbitrary dismissal and make sure everyone is treated equally.

But it's not good.

Rules that "protect" government workers from arbitrary dismissal and require everyone...