I don’t think there is anything left to say, except to remind you, “Your tax dollars at Work!”
Maybe Matthew 7:16 “By Their Works Ye Shall Know Them”
When the auto assembly line model was brought into American public schools, it was an achievement of efficiency, but it has now produced its consequences. Organized labor, too, has made its mark in creating a one-size-fits-all way for treating and compensating teachers.
Faced with an $8 billion budget deficit, Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) is on the verge of signing a bill that would prevent state employees from using collective bargaining to negotiate their health and pension benefits. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) has pushed a similar bill, which has drawn national attention, spawned weeks of protests, and sent Democratic lawmakers fleeing the state as a way to stall its passage.
Two other GOP governors facing major budget crises – New Jersey’s Chris Christie and Michigan’s Rick Snyder – have made it clear that they don’t see restricting bargaining rights as the key to more austerity. Texas, North Carolina, and Louisiana face major budget deficits, and in those states public employees don’t have collective bargaining rights.
To what extent is collective bargaining to blame for out-of-control state spending? Is clamping down on the ability of public-employee unions to negotiate an important tactic for closing what may grow to a combined $125 billion gap in state budgets next fiscal year?
I can’t understand how Trade Unions and others like the Mine Workers can stand with government unions. I have sent much of my like in “Right to Work” states and have specifically requested trade union sub-contractors for building projects because I have watched unions like the IBEW train, certify and produce exceptional tradesmen ofttimes working with less than “prime” candidates. To me someone who has gone through a trade union’s training is much preferred over someone simply “licensed” by government. The mining, seafaring and manufacturing unions whose primary objectives are the safety and just treatment of their members are also good organizations. This i not to say I believe in union protectionism. I believe that unions should have to sell their product to the members and their worth to their consumers. “Look for the union label” used to mean higher quality, and it still should.
Government unions (and now the UAW with their cozy relationship and funding running back and forth with corrupticrat politicians) are the ones that draw my ire and the following video sums it up in a nutshell. The Government Unions have become the way to make the taxpayer fund big government politicians at the expense of the taxpayers.
At the Capitol on February 25, 2011, Ann Althouse (a University of Wisconsin Law Professor) and her husband Meade confront protesters who are using the Veterans Memorial as a place to tape a lot of signs and pile up their stuff. The union prtestors said that the Althouses were the first people to have a problem with it.
Well what can you expect from the inheritors of the “filthy, communist hippie” mindset?
And they wonder why the taxpayers have had enough of unions being the shock troops of the looters and moochers. Just add this to the gift to auto unions of all the money taxpayers (in their private retirement funds) had invested in Government Motors (in its previous incarnation) bonds.
Teacher at McGavock High School in Nashville loses control when provoked by punks. (Probably for the eleventyfifth time.)
Eleventyfifth. def – some unknown or unknowable extremely high number.
I remember my absolute favorite public school teacher. He taught eighth grade at Linden Elementary (in Tennessee), was also the Principal, as well as a Deacon in my church, and farmed (RIP Mr. Luke Webb). No one wanted to be introduced to the paddle he kept in the Principal’s office. My high school was private and the contract was not linked to your continued presence. If you were expelled (in my day the primary reason was alcohol on campus, we were pretty well behaved) your parents were still obligated for the entire year’s tuition.
In pack animals (and humans most certainly are) threats must be real and backed by the threatened, judicious use of controlled violence “pour l’encouragement des autres.” Ask any Drill Sergeant or gang leader.