the government should not assist in collecting dues, it should not force people to pay dues.
I want a single progressive to step forward and say it would be ok to make it a requirement to contribute to the GOP as a precursor to getting a job - public or private job even! none of them would allow for such thing, but they will fight tooth and nail to preserve this advantage for themselves.
A union should NEVER be funded by taxpayers. If a group of people want to form a union, fine. But it should be based on earnings from a profit-based employer, not the forced payment of unwilling taxpayers.
Government employees should not be able to collectively bargain against citizens when those employees do not produce revenue to share in justifying their compensation increases. The free market will take care of them because citizens will want to ATTRACT good teachers.
Last edited by Erod; 02-25-11 at 11:39 AM.
"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
but we can stop forcing people from giving these union dues as a stipulation to getting the job.