Public Service Unions - A Massive Conspiracy to Steal Taxpayers' Money
There is a big difference between private and public-sector workers. A private-sector labor dispute is a clash between management (shareholders) and unions (workers). In the public sector, the taxpayers (shareholders) are usually denied a seat at the table. Hence, collective bargaining in the public sector is less of a negotiation than a conspiracy to steal money from taxpayers.
Besides, those who work in the public-sector are performing jobs that are essential to the well-being of society at large and the threat of their stopping work can be dangerous to society. No police today, as there is a strike. No school this week, as teachers are picketing. Unions may be necessary to protect private-sector workers from profit-centered management. Public-sector workers do not need protection from taxpayers and government. In fact, we the taxpayers need protection from public-sector unions and their followers.
Unions, most of whose members are public employees, gave Democrats some $400 million in the 2008 election cycle. $400 MILLION!!! Where does the money come from? The money comes from taxpayers. Taxpayers provide every penny of dues paid to public employee unions. You cannot expect public-sector union members to pay their own dues, can you? They won't even pay their own health care or fund their own retirement plans.
We the taxpayers need to elect more leaders that will protect us from assault by Public-Service Unions; leaders like Ronald Reagan and Governor Scott Walker.