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Friday, May 20, 2011

A Great Example of Why Public Unions Are A Bad Idea

This Video was meant to be an example of why we need public workers.

Ironically this is a better example of the dangers of Public Unions and the type of power they would have over a city if they threatened to go on strike.

I don't think the creators of this video thought it all the way through.



PioneerPreppy said...

They should have added after the "wall street bankers" credit...

Brought to you by the workers next door.... Who only want to be paid as much as the bankers... but for life using your money.

Robert said...

Yeah, they kind of failed to prove their premise.
Notice that none of the strikers they referred to were non-union workers, giving me the impression that non-union workers are the only one's you can rely on.

Anonymous said...

Veiled threats and class warfare, like the message in this video, will not resonate with the public at large. There’s no legitimate purpose for public unions. Unions were formed to prevent businesses from exploiting workers. Government employers do not engage in exploiting workers because there’s no profit incentive (although there is a general level of poor operating standards). As unions gain a firm grip on the public sector workforce, they increasingly exploit the government (and the workers – who will eventually realize it).

The government is derelict in its responsibility to prosecute bankers that engage in illegal practices but it certainly doesn’t lend any credibility to public unions.

Anonymous said...

Let us acknowledge the right for all workers to collective bargaining with the limitation that it is a right, but should not be a condition of employment. The results of collective bargaining are often to the detriment of the workers. The UAW got sweetheart deals, and management looking the other way when workers got less and less productive. Result? Check out the nearest lot for Hondas, Nissans and Toyotas, and check out Detroit's dismal streets or available manufacturing space here in Fenton, Missouri.

The public sector is much the same in that the negotiators across the table from the unions are as corrupt, perhaps even more spineless, then those of the Big Three who gave away the store to the UAW. So let us seek legislation that would require public sector contracts be put to the vote of the taxpayers, just as the UAW contracts and member behavior were put to the vote of the car buyer. Unions' and management’s last best offers go on the ballot for a binding vote by the electorate. And, should we feel the politicians charged with representing us have made too generous an offer to the unions, we need only look down the ballot to find the opportunity to throw them out.