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    Should Government Employees Be Unionized?

    A simple question to spark a discussion.

    I, myself, do not believe that public servants should be able to unionize. They are to serve the people on the whims of the people. By having a union, this places the servant into the position of the master and able to dictate to the people their demands.

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    Re: Should Government Employees Be Unionized?

    They are employed and their employer should be subject to the same rules as any other employer.

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    Re: Should Government Employees Be Unionized?

    No. I think unions are an outdated concept and unnecessary in today's world.
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    Re: Should Government Employees Be Unionized?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gabriel View Post
    They are employed and their employer should be subject to the same rules as any other employer.
    I pretty much agree, except in cases where public safety is a factor, such as the military, police, air traffic controllers , etc.

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    Re: Should Government Employees Be Unionized?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gabriel View Post
    They are employed and their employer should be subject to the same rules as any other employer.
    How is their employer just like all of the other employers?

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    Re: Should Government Employees Be Unionized?

    No they get double representation.

    Completely unfair to the rest of us.
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    Re: Should Government Employees Be Unionized?

    Government employees have every freedom to form a union if they like, under the First Amendment's guarantee of freedom to associate.

    Under no circumstances should the federal government restrict it's hiring pool to only those in a goonion.

    Under no circumstances should goonion members be protected from permanent replacement if they refuse to work.

    Goonion members should get no special advantages over other employees for their choice to be in a goonion.

    Goonions should not be allowed to influence public policy of their employing organization.

    It should not require an act of Congress and five years of lawsuits to fire a goonionster from the public payroll.

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    Re: Should Government Employees Be Unionized?

    Well, I voted yes because many of them are already unionized.

    The problem isn't the unions, folks. It's the namby-pamby milquetoasts who give in to their outrageous demands.

    I always remember the air traffic controllers. They struck. Reagan ordered them back to work invoking the 'whatever act' re public safety. They refused. He fired every last one of them. They tried to get their jobs back, but were unsuccessful. That was a different time. That was a time when presidents actually had a set.

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    Re: Should Government Employees Be Unionized?

    Yes they should be allowed to unionize. But at the same just as Scarecrow Akhbar mentions they should be treated no different than non-union employees, they should have no say in policy of their employers, the employer should not be restricted to only hiring union employees, they should not be be able to coerce anyone into joining a union, they shall be fired just like a non-union employee and if they refuse the work then they shall be fired just like a nonunion employee. Despite the abuses the unions have committed they are still needed and will always be needed.
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    Re: Should Government Employees Be Unionized?

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    Government employees have every freedom to form a union if they like, under the First Amendment's guarantee of freedom to associate.

    Under no circumstances should the federal government restrict it's hiring pool to only those in a goonion.

    Under no circumstances should goonion members be protected from permanent replacement if they refuse to work.

    Goonion members should get no special advantages over other employees for their choice to be in a goonion.

    Goonions should not be allowed to influence public policy of their employing organization.

    It should not require an act of Congress and five years of lawsuits to fire a goonionster from the public payroll.
    I counter with the fact that military servicemembers have their rights abridged when they work for the government. There is no reason why other government positions cannot do the same.

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Well, I voted yes because many of them are already unionized.

    The problem isn't the unions, folks. It's the namby-pamby milquetoasts who give in to their outrageous demands.

    I always remember the air traffic controllers. They struck. Reagan ordered them back to work invoking the 'whatever act' re public safety. They refused. He fired every last one of them. They tried to get their jobs back, but were unsuccessful. That was a different time. That was a time when presidents actually had a set.

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    No, the problem is with the unions to begin with. They make unreasonable demands and strike that puts everyone in jeopardy like the air traffic controllers strike. Government employees should be serving the people not forcing the people to serve them.

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