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Unions Look to Government for Future Growth

R.3 Wrote: Jan 29, 2013 10:33 AM
If the state taxpayers only knew how much adherence to union work rules was costing them there would be no more public unions. An honest audit of state budgets would blow the lid off this scam. But there will be no honest audit because a big enough percentage of "dues" makes its way back to campaign coffers. In my opinion, 30% of gov't labor costs could be cut off the top and it wouldn't make a difference.

Unions have come to subsist on taxpayers. Last week, the Labor Department published 2012 data showing that the unionization rate in America continues to decline in both the private and government sectors. The 2012 numbers affirmed longstanding trends: that future union membership, growth, and dues will come from government workers.

For the fourth year in a row, there are more government union members than private sector union members. With a membership rate 5 times as high as the private sector, 35.9 percent of all government workers are unionized compared to 6.6 percent of private sector workers.

And this trend is unlikely...