Skip to comments.Government Unions Attack Free-Market Nonprofits via Pension Funds
Posted on 04/09/2014 3:12:40 PM PDT by Rusty0604
As reported in a Washington Examiner editorial on April 4th, the American Federation of Teachers thats teachers union in plain English has circulated a pamphlet that:
Calls on pension fund trustees to drop any investment managers that are tainted by connection to free-market nonprofits. They also want those same trustees to force any potential new managers to have to disclose any donations they may have made to the groups on AFTs blacklist.
That the AFT can circulate a document like this without generating an uproar in the media reflects a monstrous and tragic double-standard. Money supporting free-market non-profits is tainted, which not entirely logically also taints any analysis they may produce, or policies they may advocate. But the money supporting public sector unions, involuntarily and automatically taken from their paychecks, ultimately funded by taxpayers, is pristine. Whatever analysis or policies they come up with, including blacklists, are beyond criticism.
What the AFT just did may be more explicit than usual, but its nothing new. In states like California, politically dominated by public sector unions, almost no businessperson or financial professional is going to identify themselves as supporting a free-market candidate or free-market nonprofit that dares criticize public sector unions or question the sustainability of public sector pensions. They risk retaliatory legislation, official harassment, strikes or slowdowns, character assassination, sit-ins and other orchestrated protests, shareholder revolts and boycotts. And if they represent a sufficient threat, their partners, customers, investors and vendors will get similar treatment.
(Excerpt) Read more at unionwatch.org ...
Did you post that in the Comments of this article?
If you are referring to my comment, that was my personal experience. I worked for (not a member) a public employee union for several years. It was like working for the mafia.
Public employee unions should be illegal, and membership in the same should be a crime punished by loss of citizenship.
They detest taxpayers, especially Republican ones. Their sole purpose is to get Democrats elected, because in turn Democrats will approve any demands the unions make and raise taxes to pay for them.
And this is exactly who I hold Gov. Walker up as such a great example of how to fight these twerps.
What he did, and the union behavior thereafter, is EXACTLY what woke up countless people I know who other wise never paid attention to how the unions roll.
Unions are the ultimate dirtbag bullies.
Seems they do, because they impoverish 'em a fast as possible, then whine when their third world poverty creation crashes around 'em.
Looks like their pension fund will eventually tank
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