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NBC Laments ‘Upper Class Has Just About Won’ Against Unions

loadstar Wrote: Jan 25, 2013 3:36 PM
And Seawolf, it is getting FAR MORE COMMON than Middle America realizes! The Left/unions like to cry about our poor, suffering, dedicated public servants, but they are NEITHER poor nor suffering. Per the BLS, the average state and local guvment worker has 50%+ better benefits; the average federal employee has 400% better (!) bennies-- over $40k /yr. in bennies alone for the feds! We cannot AFFORD these 23 million "dedicated" guvment employees. And group think makes them sound STUPID with presumptuous arrogance-- consider the Chicago teachers.

The Detroit News recently reported that union membership has declined five-tenths of a percentage point – 11.8 to 11.3 – in the workforce.

“Total union membership fell by about 400,000 workers to 14.4 million. Teachers unions were among the hardest hit, with the ranks of public school teachers and educators falling sharply,” it noted.

The thinning union ranks are blamed on state budget cuts which have resulted job losses for teachers and other government sector employees, found.

The AP report did not mention that some teachers are choosing to walk away from their union. But that’s exactly...