Skip to comments.Should public sector unions be banned?
Posted on 03/13/2011 8:34:25 AM PDT by FredJake
Franklin Delano Roosevelt was right about one thing collective bargaining has no place in public service.
In a 1937 letter, Roosevelt noted the special relationship between government employees and those who pay their salaries the taxpayers:
All Government employees should realize that the process of collective bargaining, as usually understood, cannot be transplanted into the public service. It has its distinct and insurmountable limitations when applied to public personnel management. The very nature and purposes of Government make it impossible for administrative officials to represent fully or to bind the employer in mutual discussions with Government employee organizations. The employer is the whole people, who speak by means of laws enacted by their representatives in Congress. Accordingly, administrative officials and employees alike are governed and guided, and in many instances restricted, by laws which establish policies, procedures, or rules in personnel matters.
Today, Americans nationwide are watching as public sector unions threaten to tear Wisconsin apart over a bill designed to help repair the states budget.
Lawmakers have been threatened with death, and the Capitol building in Madison has been stormed, occupied, and trashed.
Union thugs and their radical left wing allies have tried spreading unrest throughout the country, all the while claiming to be fighting for the working people.
But as Roosevelt pointed out, public sector employees theoretically work for all the citizens in their jurisdiction, as they are paid from monies taken in taxes.
(Excerpt) Read more at examiner.com ...
All you have to do is give people the choice whether or not to join them and the unions will go away.
They have only lasted this long because they have managed to literally FORCE people to join and pay dues.
Oh, Look! It’s FredJoejdawg2010NewbyJake, the world’s greatest examiblogger!
(Or at least one of the top 13,455 out of 78,592.)
For taxpayers to have a fair negotiating position three things would be necessary:
1) Taxes would have to be voluntary (Taxpayers could chose not to throw good money after bad, as business can).
2) Taxpayers would have to have the authority to close the agency and fire the entire staff (as a business can).
3) Right to work would have to be the law of the state. (Taxpayers could wait until contract expiration and hire non union, as business can).
Yeah, it seems I got four pop ups, and 13 cookies from it, but I’ve seen worse.
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I’ve seen worse too, but usually on porn sites. But at least there, I get boobies. :-)
Unions have no place in Government! They are totally destructive and now it is shown who they are. COMMUNISTS LEADERSHIP.
Can a government abuse its employees?
Sometimes, blogpimps get banned.
I've seen it.
WELL DUUUUGH!.. Talk about a Union Mafia..
The real question should be when does "RIGHT TO WORK LAWS" GET ENACTED?
Making ALL Unions voluntary.... NOT.... MAndatory..
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Browsing to Examiner.com via Chrome on Fedora gives me as many popups as Obama has long-form birth certificates.
I wish you could see my Firefox cookie list.
*Thousands* of them from sites I’ve never even *heard* of, let alone visited.
Every once in a while I spend an hour deleting a bunch of them but they’re seemingly never-ending.
[and 90% are “click through” crap]
We spend a lot of time looking at news and politics, so we collect a lot of that sort of stuff. Can’t be avoided, really.
Yes, you have to delete cookies one by one. I really wouldn’t want to erase them all since most websites insist that you sign up before you can do anything there, and I forget my passwords.
In Internet Exploder, you could just go to the cookie folder, lasso a slew of them and delete them en mass.
Firefox hides theirs somewhere so you can’t.
Go to “Tools” “Options” “Privacy” “Show Cookies.” It shows them in alphabetical order.
Cute. You can’t tell when they were attached to you.
Yeah I know where to find *that* but not the system folder where I can obliterate them by the hundreds at one time.
Oh I see the problem. Ya got me there.
I tried searching for one of the cookies listed in the “show cookies” results, but I got “no items matched your search.”
That’s weird, since the cookies show files with content. I can’t imagine why they can’t be found by a search of the entire computer. Winning The Future?
The *only* thing I like about Firefox is that it saves my log ins better than IE does.
Other than that, it’s a like surfing with a crash test dummy.
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