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Union membership surges among state workers - Lake County News-SunUnion membership surges among state workers
By JOHN O’CONNOR The Associated Press Mar 26, 2011 06:56PM
SPRINGFIELD — It’s getting lonely at the top of Illinois state government.
In the past eight years, more than 10,000 state employees have joined unions, a four-fold increase over the previous eight years, according to records analyzed by The Associated Press.
If pending requests are approved by the Illinois Labor Relations Board, nearly 97 percent of state workers would be represented by unions — including many employees once considered management. Only 1,700 “bosses” would be left out of nearly 50,000 state employees...........
Union managers, I am all for it.
As I understand it, union growth is in the bigger money occupations like doctors and engineers.
The most succesful union is the cast of Friends who unionized to earn a $ million per episode.
Charlie Sheen, the rock star from Mars, is trying to contract for $ 3 million per episode by winning. Alan and Charlie are a classic comedy team. Shouldn't they unionize so that they both get a huge raise?
Should David Bowie sue for some of that money or just let Charlie be the rock star from Mars as a courtesy?
Here's a little gossip leak. Mean Sue Sylvester on Glee is going to be David Bowie in an upcoming episode that has already been filmed. I guess it's like when she was Madonna in an earlier episode. That won't be a hoot! But that''s gotta be tough. deciding which David Bowie to be.
I think Sue wants to be good, but she's all evil.
We're all clear by now that I don't know how to insert things...
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2. creates powerful pressure groups with incentives to push for unsustainable growth and spending on the part of government, who are also uniquely positioned to place intense pressure on those in the political structure least able to resist them.
3. private sector unions are limited in their sapping of a corporation by a simple factor; they want the company to survive and the company must be profitable in order to do so. public sector unions are under no such constraint, as those who they are negotiating with have only gain and no pain in endlessly extending and increasing their benefits. the taxpayer pays, but that's because he is forced to by law.
4. these above factors combined have led to our current situation; where public sector unions and their associated costs are threatning to bankrupt not only multiple counties and municipalities, but full, semi-soveriegn states.
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