Skip to comments.The Book That Government Unions Hope You Won’t Read
Posted on 08/21/2012 1:24:39 PM PDT by Kaslin
Mallory Factor blows the lid off of government union corruption in his scathing new book, Shadowbosses: Government Unions Control America and Rob Taxpayers Blind. Government unions have for years scammed taxpayers out of billions of dollars, engaged in thuggish behavior, undermined public education, and forced workers to pay union dues without their consent. Even after high-profile skirmishes in Wisconsin and Ohio, the depth of government union corruption has never been fully appreciated. The arrival of Mr. Factors devastating new expose ensures that this will no longer be the case.
Shadowbosses is chock full of stunning revelations that illustrate the toxicity of government unions. One such revelation is that American taxpayers are currently paying government workers for the time that they spend working on union related matters, commonly referred to as release time. Just how much time and money does release time amount to? 23 million man hours and $1 billion. Another revelation is that teachers unions extract an obscene amount of money from teachers and use it to gain political influence. Teachers unions collect over $2 billion a year between at the local, state, and federal levels. 77% of teachers dues are paid out by the 22 states without right-to-work laws, despite these 22 states employing less than half of Americas teachers. To ensure control over education policy, teachers unions maintain paid political operatives in every Congressional district.
In addition to these revelations, Mr. Factor explores the relationship between big union bosses like Richard Trumpka, Andy Stern, and James Hoffa and President Obama. Thanks to his investigative work, we can see how these shadowbosses left their mark on Obamas signature legislative achievements. Shadowbosses makes clear the danger government unions pose to our countrys future. Fortunately, the author offers suggestions for how to defeat the harmful agenda of government unions. Shadowbosses is a needed indictment of destructive government unions, and necessary reading for concerned citizens.
This column was authored by Townhall.com editorial intern Kyle Bonnell.
Hannity once again shows how gutless he is.
Amazingly, communities that are going bankrupt as we speak, with a straight face utter the inanity, "...we all took a 10% pay cut from the mayor on down to the lowest worker."
Country full of uneducated morons, both elected and voters. I know math is really really hard, but consider this...
If public union employees got a 5% raise annualy for 20 years, when the working non-government employee is getting 1% or none at all, by how much do the current public salaries absolutely need to be reduced to compensate for the absurd raises? It shouldn't be really neessary to say it, but all those raises compound!
(hint: it's a LOT more than 10%!!)
And then there's the "retirements at close to full pay together with lifetime health care with no contributions from the criminal union employees and with the complicity of ignorant, retarded elected officials who agreed to it.
NOTHING HAS CHANGED ANYWHERE!
What does Hannity have to do with this?
Looks like we need a Maggie Thatcher....
He’s interviewing Akin now and Hannity is pushing the RINO line.
OOPS! Wrong thread.
Most of us already know this, lived it and ground our teeth.
It's always good to have the criminal behavior at all levels for the last 10-20 years collected in one volume.
Amazon Kindle edition ordered and downloaded.
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