Thank you, Quazi!
Perhaps the non-union employee should look into how the union employee elevated themselves to having decent wages, adequate retirement, nice housing, enough food for their families, health insurance, etc. and strive to achieve that level, rather than trying to bring that group down to the non-union level of bare subsistence.Originally Posted by Badmutha
“I’m worried that I will be the last Republican president.” - George W. Bush
Through collective bargaining, teacher's unions had been able to obtain raises above CPI, emeritus status (a retiree shows up for 30 days of work over a three year period (10 days avg/year) and obtains 1 years full salary), captive health care benefits (districts having to take health care coverage through the union, which costs more in premium then other, similar health coverage) were all collectively bargained for.
Not being able to collectively bargain for these types of budget busting items in the future, and being able to roll back some of these (IMO abuses) will result in lower budgets well into the future.
Last edited by buck; 03-13-11 at 01:09 PM.
"If Congress can employ money indefinitely to the general welfare,
and are the sole and supreme judges of the general welfare,
they may take the care of religion into their own hands;
they may appoint teachers in every State, county and parish
and pay them out of their public treasury;
they may take into their own hands the education of children,
establishing in like manner schools throughout the Union;
they may assume the provision of the poor;
they may undertake the regulation of all roads other than post-roads;
in short, every thing, from the highest object of state legislation
down to the most minute object of police,
would be thrown under the power of Congress.... Were the power
of Congress to be established in the latitude contended for,
it would subvert the very foundations, and transmute the very nature
of the limited Government established by the people of America."
------Alexander Hamilton--Father of the Constitution--Hater of Liberals--Great American
I've seen this opinion expressed many times before on DP. It makes me think that unions propagandize this viewpoint to keep their members in line. "The evil corporations..." "Us against them..." Yikes!
Thank you, Quazi!