So let me get this straight, The Union voted in a rushed vote so they could include 1500 votes that otherwise wouldn't be counted. They are bitching because they have to work a 7 hr. day instead of 6. And due to hard times their automatic raise is frozen.....Oh, and they did this before an independent fact finding board came out with their recommendations.... Yes, they are greedy.
Is that so? Just one of many thoughts on the subject of government employees Unions from his own pen.Also, FDR wasn't against public sector unions.
Originally Posted by FDR
Why that sounds absolutely supportive of public sector unions.
"The desire of Government employees for fair and adequate pay, reasonable hours of work, safe and suitable working conditions, development of opportunities for advancement, facilities for fair and impartial consideration and review of grievances, and other objectives of a proper employee relations policy, is basically no different from that of employees in private industry. Organization on their part to present their views on such matters is both natural and logical, but meticulous attention should be paid to the special relationships and obligations of public servants to the public itself and to the Government.
Read more at the American Presidency Project: The American Presidency Project http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/index.php?pid=15445#ixzz1xcvihrfa"
"I do not claim that every incident in the history of empire can be explained in directly economic terms. Economic interests are filtered through a political process, policies are implemented by a complex state apparatus, and the whole system generates its own momentum."
35th in education nation wide???? Yea they're over paid.Illinois Ranking 35th in Education nationwide and Mr. Duncan's Chicago school system ranks as having all 10 worst High Schools (out of 604), 3 of the 10 worst Middle schools (out of 725) and 7 of the 10 worst Elementary Schools (out of 2265) in the entire state of Illinois.
Bottom 10 Worst Illinois State Elementary Schools - IL School Rankings
"Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence." - John Adams
Nah...obviously the union supporters are correct and democrats are out to destroy them.
Blaming the state of an entire education system on teachers is like blaming the failure of the auto industry on car salesmen. It's beyond ignorant and interestingly enough, an example of why our education really needs to improve.