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Unions Slump on Bad Obama Bet

TheTruther Wrote: Feb 18, 2013 8:54 AM
Abeldred is right- public sector union pensions (not to mention pay) is also something that needs to be addressed. Too many people retiring after 25 years of work at 70% or so of last three years of pay is outrageous. It's immoral that private sector employees have to work 15 or so years more before they can retire while at the same time footing the bill for the federal or state retiree AND when they do retire the private sector employee makes considerably less money than the government employee....I heard a figure a couple years ago that there if state employee retirement benefits were brought in line with the private sector that 39 states that are currently running deficits would be running surpluses....

Alarm bells are going off for labor unions around the country.

Four years after electing the most pro-labor president of the last half-decade, it looks like the scheme has backfired.

In 2008 and 2012 labor unions used everything, including a little body English, ballot stuffing and voter intimidation to elect a president who would bring the prestige of presidential backing to recruitment efforts for labor unions.  

Since then not only have labor unions taken historic defeats in former union strongholds, like Wisconsin and Michigan, labor union membership is declining at a rate that will make them a...