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    Re: Sanitation Department's slow snow clean-up was a budget protest

    with all due respect, some of you need to read more and talk less

    Faced with growing budget deficits and restive taxpayers, elected officials from Maine to Alabama, Ohio to Arizona, are pushing new legislation to limit the power of labor unions, particularly those representing government workers, in collective bargaining and politics.

    State officials from both parties are wrestling with ways to curb the salaries and pensions of government employees, which typically make up a significant percentage of state budgets. On Wednesday, for example, New York’s new Democratic governor, Andrew M. Cuomo, is expected to call for a one-year salary freeze for state workers, a move that would save $200 million to $400 million and challenge labor’s traditional clout in Albany.

    But in some cases — mostly in states with Republican governors and Republican statehouse majorities — officials are seeking more far-reaching, structural changes that would weaken the bargaining power and political influence of unions, including private sector ones.

    For example, Republican lawmakers in Indiana, Maine, Missouri and seven other states plan to introduce legislation that would bar private sector unions from forcing workers they represent to pay dues or fees, reducing the flow of funds into union treasuries. In Ohio, the new Republican governor, following the precedent of many other states, wants to ban strikes by public school teachers.

    Some new governors, most notably Scott Walker of Wisconsin, are even threatening to take away government workers’ right to form unions and bargain contracts.

    In the 2010 elections, Republicans emerged with seven more governor’s mansions and won control of the legislature in 26 states, up from 14. That swing has put unions more on the defensive than they have been in decades.

    But it is not only Republicans who are seeking to rein in unions. In addition to Mr. Cuomo, California’s new Democratic governor, Jerry Brown, is promising to review the benefits received by government workers in his state, which faces a more than $20 billion budget shortfall over the next 18 months.

    Many of the state officials pushing for union-related changes say they want to restore some balance, arguing that unions have become too powerful, skewing political campaigns with their large war chests and throwing state budgets off kilter with their expensive pension plans.

    In an internal memorandum, the A.F.L.-C.I.O. warned that in 16 states, Republican lawmakers would seek to starve public sector unions of money by requiring each government worker to “opt in” before that person’s dues money could be used for political activities.

    Of all the new governors, John Kasich, Republican of Ohio, appears to be planning the most comprehensive assault against unions. He is proposing to take away the right of 14,000 state-financed child care and home care workers to unionize.

    Mr. Kasich also wants to eliminate a requirement that the state pay union-scale wages to construction workers on public contracts, even if the contractors are nonunion. In addition, he would like to ban the use of binding arbitration to settle disputes between the state and unions representing government employees.

    The A.F.L.-C.I.O.’s internal memo warned labor leaders, “With the enormous losses in state legislatures around the country, we will face not only more attacks on working families and their unions — we will face more serious attacks, particularly in the formerly blue or purple states that are now controlled by a Republican trifecta.”
    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/04/bu...nted=1&_r=1&hp
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    Re: Sanitation Department's slow snow clean-up was a budget protest

    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Sanitation Department's slow snow clean-up was a budget protest

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    I think these cats are in trouble.
    and they're not the only ones

    america is ON to the games our public employees play

    and when the fight goes public, ie, political, the apologists for collectivization are gonna get killed

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    Re: Sanitation Department's slow snow clean-up was a budget protest

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    cop out! Just admit that you haven't contributed anything to this portion of the discussion, and move on Danger.
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    As a union activist, I pointed out your ignorance of the topic at hand, and you seek to minimise my contribution. You need to move on from your anachronous obsolete stereotypes.
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    Re: Sanitation Department's slow snow clean-up was a budget protest

    What is a "union activist"?
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    Re: Sanitation Department's slow snow clean-up was a budget protest

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    I think these cats are in trouble.
    I understand that at least three deaths can be attributed to the snow not being cleared. If there is an honest DA in NYC (doubtful) these people could be charged with manslaughter.

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    Re: Sanitation Department's slow snow clean-up was a budget protest

    Quote Originally Posted by Manc Skipper View Post
    As a union activist, I pointed out your ignorance of the topic at hand, and you seek to minimise my contribution. You need to move on from your anachronous obsolete stereotypes.

    The Rev has a good question for you, but none the less, the Prof has laid out three good articles for you to view, I am intrested in your response to those.


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    Re: Sanitation Department's slow snow clean-up was a budget protest

    Quote Originally Posted by ReverendHellh0und View Post
    What is a "union activist"?
    Probably someone paid to protect the union burocracy. Here's more good news from NYC.

    Clumsy Sanitation snow cleaners wreck vehicles and headstones in Brooklyn - NYPOST.com
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    Re: Sanitation Department's slow snow clean-up was a budget protest

    Quote Originally Posted by ReverendHellh0und View Post
    What is a "union activist"?
    I think its similar to a community activist... i.e. someone doing favors for people they can cash in on them later.

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    Re: Sanitation Department's slow snow clean-up was a budget protest

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    It also came from an Alderman as reported on CNN. You find it unusual that a group of whistleblowers would do everything they could to remain anonymous? What planet are you from?

    Partisan baloney on your part. This needs to be investigated; and I'm sure it will be. Your riding in on white horses with blind partisan support is reeeedicklus.
    Does it need to be investigated? Of course it does. You heard it from me, an unnamed city worker.... Oops, I just let the cat out of the bag. It was me who blew the whistle on workers in New York, and I did it all the way from Houston. Yeah, I know, I know, you are going to call me a liar. Well, maybe I am. Maybe so is someone else. How do YOU know it was a city worker, and not some political hack? Did the city workers stand up, give their names, and take responsibility for making the accusation? Nope. All we have at this point is the word of a Republican alderman who has a political axe to grind. But, in these days of yellow journalism, that's good enough for yellow journalists. So they can take my word for it. I explicity say that it is true that I am the one who leaked this story to the alderman making the accusation.

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