Skip to comments.Wisconsin Unions in Decline (AFSCME dropped over 30,000 members in just a year!)
Posted on 06/04/2012 5:34:22 PM PDT by Springfield Reformer
But the biggest drop has been in the Wisconsin chapter of AFSCME, the powerful union that represents state, county, and municipal workers. In the past year, more than 30,000 members have deserted the collective.
According to the Journal, when Walker first proposed his fiscal reforms in early 2011, AFSCMEs Wisconsin membership stood at a healthy 62,818. By February 2012, the labor behemoth had shrunk to 28,745. Its a profound shift, says George Lightbourn, the president of the Wisconsin Policy Research Institute and the states former secretary of administration. Its similar to what Indiana experienced after Governor Mitch Daniels changed the collective-bargaining laws. If these numbers are borne out, it will significantly change the whole nature of Wisconsins state workforce and the relationship between management and employees.
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Dinosaur union death watch
This is a real feel-good story.
Bankruptcy means Nobody has Anything.....except for the commie crooks at the top of the food chain.
Just goes to show that union members don’t like to pay oppressive taxes (here called union dues) just like the the rest of us.
My democrat neighbor came over for a visit while I was unloading my truck. She mentioned that a grand-niece graduated college, got married and got hired at the local elementary school to teach 5th grade. I was tempted to tell her that her job wouldn’t have been possible without Gov. Walker reining in the teacher’s union. So much dead-weight retired last year that now young teachers can find jobs in the school system. Vote for Walker and Kleefisch tomorrow!
Right on, that is exactly what it is.
All of those people who dropped out of the Union got a pay raise.
Whatever their Union dues were.
It is what all the State House Sit-ins were all about. The Unions agreed to the cuts, but didn't want the auto deduction of dues removed. Walker won and they were...
You are seeing the results, their funding is drying up and they will metaphorically die on the vine.
The question you should ask is, why isn't the decline more given the rank and have now have to cut the check for the Union Dues and send it in...
The AFSCME goons are bombarding state workers all over the country with emails right now. The goons are scared. That’s a good thing. They’ll soon all be unemployed and will have to go out and find real jobs. When they do, I hope a bunch thugs crawl out from under a rock and raid THEIR paychecks!
Actually, over 300,000 members dumped AFCSME after they no longer had to pay exhorbitant union dues to be used by the union against the wishes of the members.
I was forced to belong to AFCSME in my last job and was angry at the time! Far from the perception that all Union shops love their unions there were a few of us who resented the feeling that we were being shaken down with the “if you want to work at this company, then you have to give us a percentage” and resented even more that the government was acting as the “Enforcer” by taking the dues out of our salaries and sending them into the Union. Unions and Government make an unholy alliance and should be banned. The government I pay taxes to support should not be able to turn around and force me to pay union dues in order to hold a government job. Watching this union fail in Wisconsin will be a wonderful feeling!
The need for unions boils down to extorting money at this point in time. The money is used to pad their pockets and the pockets of Dem candidates. Time and again I would receive phone calls and mailings from AFCSME advising me who to vote for in each election. Imagine how surprising it was to find that the BEST candidate for “my interest” was ALWAYS the Dem candidate. The Union magazine was a complete propaganda flyer and, much like an earlier poster claimed - the people in the pictures were frequently obese, hardly an image that made one imagine that hard work was their priority.
Unions purpose is to launder taxpayer money for DemocRAT campaigns.
SEIU ... Andy Stern needed some new scam to empower him. The droogs of union ilk are so easy to manipulate don’tchaknow.
By this time tomorrow, Governor Walker will have completed handing AFSCME its AZZ.
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