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    Unions attack Paterson call for NY worker layoffs

    Paterson told The Associated Press Sunday that a late budget and declining revenues from taxes and the federal government is forcing what he called a real conversation about laying off some of the state's more than 200,000 workers.
    At least someone in Albany is showing some ****ing backbone.

    Unions attack Paterson call for NY worker layoffs | recordonline.com
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    Re: Unions attack Paterson call for NY worker layoffs

    This is why I firmly believe that government employees should not have a union.

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    Re: Unions attack Paterson call for NY worker layoffs

    Quote Originally Posted by The_Patriot View Post
    This is why I firmly believe that government employees should not have a union.
    Because they look out for the people they represent?
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    Re: Unions attack Paterson call for NY worker layoffs

    Quote Originally Posted by chevydriver1123 View Post
    At least someone in Albany is showing some ****ing backbone.

    Unions attack Paterson call for NY worker layoffs | recordonline.com
    so long as any action he takes is compliant with the contract they have signed, where's the problem?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Because they look out for the people they represent?
    Nope, I believe firmly in the servants part when it comes to civil servants. By having a union they change the role from being servants of the people to being masters.

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    Re: Unions attack Paterson call for NY worker layoffs

    Quote Originally Posted by The_Patriot View Post
    Nope, I believe firmly in the servants part when it comes to civil servants. By having a union they change the role from being servants of the people to being masters.
    it's civil servants, not civil slaves
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    Re: Unions attack Paterson call for NY worker layoffs

    Quote Originally Posted by The_Patriot View Post
    Nope, I believe firmly in the servants part when it comes to civil servants. By having a union they change the role from being servants of the people to being masters.
    Government employees are not servants, they are employees. Having a union does not make them masters.
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    Re: Unions attack Paterson call for NY worker layoffs

    Paterson's out come November, he needs to make this statement. I will respect him if he does.

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    Re: Unions attack Paterson call for NY worker layoffs

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    it's civil servants, not civil slaves
    Oh because if they don't have a union to strong arm the people they serve they're slaves?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Government employees are not servants, they are employees. Having a union does not make them masters.
    Government employees are civil servants. Having a union allows them to blackmail and extort the people they are supposed to be serving. For instance, the people don't want to pay more in taxes that increases the servants salary. Trash isn't picked up, the police don't respond to enforce the law, firefighters do not come to put out fires, nobody can go to the government offices since they're all on strike. How is this again a government of the people, for the people, and by the people if the government goes on strike?

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    Re: Unions attack Paterson call for NY worker layoffs

    Quote Originally Posted by chevydriver1123 View Post
    At least someone in Albany is showing some ****ing backbone.

    Unions attack Paterson call for NY worker layoffs | recordonline.com
    From your link:
    The Civil Service Employees Association says Monday that Paterson is bound by an agreement not to lay off state workers until Jan. 1 at the earliest.
    It's outrageous that public officials would agree by contract to not be able to lay off employees at will. It's our money, folks. If they're not needed, if we're in the red, cuts have to be made.

    I don't blame the unions. I blame the officials for agreeing to such nonsense. Malfeasence, as far as I'm concerned.
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