Skip to comments.Democrats delay Indiana House amid Union protests
Posted on 02/22/2011 12:50:49 PM PST by Military family member
INDIANAPOLIS The absence of Democratic legislators from the Indiana House extended into the afternoon with several hundred union members at the Statehouse protesting Republican-backed labor bills.
Speakers at a midday rally today told the union members that Republicans had declared a war on labor with proposals restricting teacher collective bargaining and so-called right-to-work legislation.
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I thought teachers were "professionals".
I think this is all going to backfire on the unions and the democrats.
“Union member” now has a pretty negative ring to most American’s ears. The stereotype is the image of an under-educated, overweight, overpaid, selfish, lazy slob who would rather see their plant close and go unemployed than make a reasonable wage/benefit concession.
Which is pretty much what they putting on display in our various state capitols right now.
This is the second shutdown of a state government by Democrats.
This is a War on the Democratic Process.
So paying good teachers more money, and eliminating bad teachers is wrong?
Am I missing something here?
it’s not a war on labor...it’s a war on UNIONS!!!
We are all watching and waiting to see whether mob rule again prevails over the will of the voters, their duly elected representatives, and taxpayers. We have mob rule by communists versus governance by elected officials via principles of democracy. Which will it be in Wisconsin?
Pretty much nailed an accurate description.
There’s a GM plant here in Indy that GM was going to shut down, or sell to another company. The other company would have wanted some wage concessions from the UAW as part of the purchase agreement. Guess how the UAW voted?
Yep, GM is going to shut the plant. Some of the employees will probably get to relocate, but the rest will be out of a job.
The shear stupidity of the unions is a thing to behold.
what war room is Obama in. Unions or Middle East.
Absolutely. The democrats are not allowing the peaceful transfer of power. They are a hair's breadth away from violence and are physically disrupting the workings of the government. That is the definition of anti-democratic behavior.
They are barbarians.
It’s only retaliation for Big Labor’s “War on America”
I believer Caterpillar did the same thing in Decatur, IL, and moved their production down South, to a Right-to-Work State. Unions price themselves out of a job, but keep funneling money to the DNC from the FORCED Union dues.....the BIG issue now is that the SEIU and AFSCME and the NEA/AFT are on the public dole, and the public is FED UP with being raped for these asses who don't want to lose their "Tenure" protections, while TOTALLY OPPOSING MERIT PAY SYSTEMS.....too many are incompetent and ONLY have a job because of Union Rules.
You have accurately described what a union member IS, but I fear that the ignorant-pig-dog American voter (Obama in White House, US Senate in Dem hands) has a soft spot for union filth in their hearts. I remember even G. Gordon Liddy once saying on his radio show, “Now they’ll go on strike and engage in collective bargaining and that’s all fine and good, because it’s part of American history...” (paraphrase). I nearly fainted.
I’m a Hoosier. The Democrats can get out and stay the Hell out. We’re taking names, Dems, and will see you next election.
Well, after 10 year old kids were stopped from working 12 hour days, 6 days a week, the unions pretty much jumped the shark
Jimmy Hoffa et al not withstanding.
Am I missing something here?"
Well, yes and no. Tenure is an archaic and failed beast that needs to be put down, but basing teachers' salaries on merit pay is akin to "epic fail" itself...
If you need details, I will be happy to provide them...;-)
Using the phrase "so-called" makes this "report" an opinion piece and not a straight report, but it is not labeled as opinion. Either the reporter or the editor is playing fast and loose with how things should be reported, but I guess the "media" can get away with this as the article is liberal-spin.
These people are not honoring the will of the people.
We cannot give them their way or we are done.