View Poll Results: Is Collective Bargaining in the Public Sector a Right or is it a Privilege?

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  • Collective Bargaining, at least in the public sector is a fundamental human right

    13 19.70%
  • Collective Bargaining in the public sector is a privilege.

    41 62.12%
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    12 18.18%
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    Re: Is Collective Bargaining in the public sector a Right, or is it a Privilege?

    pssst...this isn't about Private Sector Unions....

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Without unions, corporations have the annoying habit of oppressing their lower level employees to the breaking point. Laws and regulations be damned. Anyone who complains is fired and the case is settled out of court without much real repercussion to the employer.
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    Re: Is Collective Bargaining in the public sector a Right, or is it a Privilege?

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbbtx View Post
    Texans don't have collective bargaining and we are NOT communists.
    Neither do communists. His point was that the system proposed by Elija is very similar to those used in communism. Government employees are subject to the pay that the employer decrees without the ability to make demands.
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    Re: Is Collective Bargaining in the public sector a Right, or is it a Privilege?

    Glad to see my OP provoked some thoughtful debate and legitimate arguments rather than the typical baiting and trolling that has been characteristic of most of our polls recently. I'm still sitting on the fence on this issue, but way to go guys, I think both sides bring up legitimate points and that this isn't a black-and-white issue.

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    Re: Is Collective Bargaining in the public sector a Right, or is it a Privilege?

    Quote Originally Posted by Amazed View Post
    pssst...this isn't about Private Sector Unions....
    pssssst. read the beginning of the thread. People were talking about the usefulness of unions in general. My post is in respose to that Newb.
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    Re: Is Collective Bargaining in the public sector a Right, or is it a Privilege?

    Actually you are responding to Barb who is telling you that Texas doesn't have the CB chip to play....sorry

    Now....you DO know the hub bub is about Public Sector workers...don't you?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    pssssst. read the beginning of the thread. People were talking about the usefulness of unions in general. My post is in respose to that Newb.
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    Re: Is Collective Bargaining in the public sector a Right, or is it a Privilege?

    If anything I think it's a privilege. It isn't a right, and I think it is largely abused to provide benefits that do not merit the job and simply reward laziness at the taxpayers expense.
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    Re: Is Collective Bargaining in the public sector a Right, or is it a Privilege?

    Quote Originally Posted by Amazed View Post
    Actually you are responding to Barb who is telling you that Texas doesn't have the CB chip to play....sorry
    No. I'm not. Do you know how replying works? If the person's quote is not in your post, you're not responding to their post. I replied to the question of unions without quoting anybody in specific. On the contrary , you like the newb that you are, interjected yourself into this thread and decided to quote my post in response to the question of unions.

    Now, piss off troll.
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    Re: Is Collective Bargaining in the public sector a Right, or is it a Privilege?

    Here is the quote from the OP lil guy
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    On one hand, I believe that certain segments of the public sector are underpaid, while others are overpaid compared to their private sector counterparts. However, it also can't be denied that collective bargaining in the public sector has placed a certain burden on the taxpayers in the state.

    What were you saying now?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    No. I'm not. Do you know how replying works? If the person's quote is not in your post, you're not responding to their post. I replied to the question of unions without quoting anybody in specific. On the contrary , you like the newb that you are, interjected yourself into this thread and decided to quote my post in response to the question of unions.

    Now, piss off troll.
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    Re: Is Collective Bargaining in the public sector a Right, or is it a Privilege?

    Quote Originally Posted by Amazed View Post
    Here is the quote from the OP lil guy
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    On one hand, I believe that certain segments of the public sector are underpaid, while others are overpaid compared to their private sector counterparts. However, it also can't be denied that collective bargaining in the public sector has placed a certain burden on the taxpayers in the state.

    What were you saying now?
    I think he was referring to the 2nd post, not my OP.

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    Re: Is Collective Bargaining in the public sector a Right, or is it a Privilege?

    I can't seem to enter :rolf here - but I'll say it anyway :rolf :rolf :rolf !!!!
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