Skip to comments.Public Worker Unions Get Ready For A Showdown Over Wage, Pension Cuts
Posted on 02/15/2011 9:42:07 AM PST by pgkdan
As state governments look for ways to cut spending and curb growing pension costs, unions fighting to turn the tide of public opinion and stop attempts to pare down wages, benefits and collective bargaining rights for public workers, the Wall Street Journal reports.
Leaders of the American Federation of Government employees are asking members to increase their contributions to the organization's PAC fund. Meanwhile, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, or AFSCME, is devoting its political heft towards fighting plans to cut public worker compensation in states like New York and Ohio
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Unions, go ahead, make our day.
It’s not like we can find high school dropouts with greater talent than your cadre of losers.
Raw, unadulterated greed is no longer found only on Wall Street.
Dear Unions, so sorry, but promises that were made to you in the past cannot be kept. There is no more money and the well has run dry. You’re dreams of sunshine, lollipops, rainbows and roses are now a nightmare of bankruptcy and destitution. You can protest to your hearts content but the facts are the facts. We are broke.
Parasites intent on killing the host.
Follow the Reagan doctrine on striking union members..
Study: States must fill $1 trillion pension gap
HARRISBURG, Pa. - States may be forced to reduce benefits, raise taxes or slash government services to address a $1 trillion funding shortfall in public sector retirement benefits, according to a new study that warns of even more debilitating costs if immediate action isnt taken.
Another time bomb waiting to go off.
Ive been reading this for years.
nowhere is it more true than CA an NY. They are the models of our pending demise. I wouldn’t expect any IN government to take any SERIOUS action .
This is going to get really ugly with government employees, who will no doubt become violent, as they stand on the tax payers backs, demanding they continue to pay for their lottery style government retirement pensions...
Once they got their man (a Dem naturally ex mayor of Baltimore) in the governor's seat he rammed though the largest tax increase in MD history on us with Democrat only votes to keep the unions in $$$$. This November he was easily reelected as with the state House and Senate with Democrats. His theme was "Keep Maryland moving forward". Now with that reward for tax increases in hand he is planning another go round of tax increases as the public sector unions are hungry again.
No hope here.
Well, it isn't, and it won't.
It seems everyone knows it but the unions.
Are these people stupid, or what?
You have to ask?
I hope when they strike the governors have the balls to employ the Reagan Solution!
I expect that it will. Hope the governors have the guts to stand their ground. Call out the National Guard if need be and fire any who strike.
What’s the matter unions? Can’t handle those that you have denigrated for years waking up to your anti-capitalist marxism? See what happens when you continually berate the private sector as evil profiteers?
Screw them. When you think about the poor schumucks that work in the private sector, busting their humps so they don’t get canned or better yet, get canned anyway compared to these overpaid braindead people it is enough to make you wanna puke.
Oh yeah the ol mantra that they could make much more in the private sector is BS. Most of them are educated in easy stuff if they are educated at all and get cushy retirements at age 50 whereas their counterparts working to survive in the priavate sector have to work to age 66 to retire.
These parasites make more than their counterparts in the private sector with much better benefits and healthcare for life. No sympathy here from this tax payer and taxpaying spouse who have to work to age 66.
Never was. Unionism is all about greed, wrapped in a facade of "worker's rights" and "pay equity". It's nothing but an organized gang of thugs trying to get maximum reward for minimum effort.
At the same time the unions run the state, (many) union workers in grocery stores have been replaced by automation.
Bring it, unions!
Illinois Top 100 Government Pension Payouts 2008-2009
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