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    Thumbs up Gov Christie suspends union members for fake calling out sick

    Just like Reagan did; break, break, break the public unions. do not let them get away with this crap.

    Three union workers who called out sick to attend a labor rally at the New Jersey Statehouse last week have been suspended.

    The move comes a day after Gov. Christie told NBC New York in an interview that "people who call in sick better be sick." Christie issued his warning ahead of another labor rally that drew thousands on Thursday...

    The county said the workers were among 14 in the department who called out sick; officials alleged that 174 developmentally disabled adults who depend on the county's services ended up "waiting for buses that never came."

    "These employees are being suspended without pay based on the fact that we have evidence to prove that they were not home sick as they had claimed," said Lillian Burry, a county official.

    The union representing the workers, the Communications Workers of America(CWA) put out a statement through its District One calling this a "politically-motivated attack on public workers who perform vital services."..

    State Sen. Joe Kyrillos (R-Monmouth), who first complained of a "sick-out," applauded officials for the suspension, noting some workers were "caught on camera" at last week's rally. He wants officials to keep reviewing video to see "if others were absent without proper excuse."..

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    Re: Gov Christie suspends union members for fake calling out sick

    Yeah!!!!! Get big government out of our lives. Right. Of course now Jabba the Guv is going to want to see your stool sample if you claim to have been ill. Jabba the Guv wants to be our mommy. Cute.
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    Re: Gov Christie suspends union members for fake calling out sick

    It's not like they demanded evidence from the workers that they were home sick. They had PROOF that they attended this rally.

    I find it interesting that the union was so quick to jump to their defense, as though playing hooky from work under the pretense of being sick is an inalienable right. This mindset is exactly the problem with public sector unions and why we should get rid of them.
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    Re: Gov Christie suspends union members for fake calling out sick

    If they wanted to not work and attend the rally, they need to have either taken a personal day, or state that they were not coming in for personal reasons. As far as I know, that is completely acceptable. I may not like Christie, but I support this action.
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    Re: Gov Christie suspends union members for fake calling out sick

    Whatever is causing Republicans to piss away their political capital on quixotic assaults against public employees, I'm just happy to be here watching.

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    Re: Gov Christie suspends union members for fake calling out sick

    Quote Originally Posted by Troubadour View Post
    Whatever is causing Republicans to piss away their political capital on quixotic assaults against public employees, I'm just happy to be here watching.
    Actually, this kind of stuff is what's going to get him re-elected.
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    Re: Gov Christie suspends union members for fake calling out sick

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    Actually, this kind of stuff is what's going to get him re-elected.
    Okay, dude. Whatever you say. While he's at it, why not make it a landslide and kick some old ladies down stairs?

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    Re: Gov Christie suspends union members for fake calling out sick

    Quote Originally Posted by Troubadour View Post
    Okay, dude. Whatever you say. While he's at it, why not make it a landslide and kick some old ladies down stairs?
    His approval rating rose above 50% his reelection chances are very real. NJ Gov Chris Christie approval rating rises to 51 percent | Mark Hemingway | Beltway Confidential | Washington Examiner

    And it's rather large uptick since his lows. Seems he did something right here, eh?
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    Re: Gov Christie suspends union members for fake calling out sick

    Quote Originally Posted by Troubadour View Post
    Whatever is causing Republicans to piss away their political capital on quixotic assaults against public employees, I'm just happy to be here watching.


    Yeah, I'm sure the public is going to be staunchly opposed to suspending public employees who skip out on their duties for personal reasons, and bill the taxpayers anyway. Perhaps you could clarify why you think that the public should foot the bill for their absenteeism?
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    Re: Gov Christie suspends union members for fake calling out sick

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    Actually, this kind of stuff is what's going to get him re-elected.
    Well, NJ is pretty liberal, I'm not so sure. He barely won last time and that's mainly because he was up against a Democrat who was a complete failure.
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