Let us start with the basics:
I have no problem with people voluntarily banding together to speak with one voice. And if that is all unions were, I would not object to them, at least in the private sector. The government sector is another matter entirely.
Wisconsin votes today on the fate of their governor, and while the recall election of Governor Walker is relevant on many fronts, the biggie is that he limited the power of government-sector unions. He said he was going to do it, and he did. I'm not sure how anyone can fault a politician for delivering on a campaign promise. But in the land of cheese, it appears to be Bizarro World with bratwursts and beer.
I don't understand government-sector unions. Can anyone explain to me why government-sector employees are allowed to form unions in the first place? I mean, it seems like a rather perverse set-up.
They work for the government. The government sets their compensation. The union uses dues, paid by government-sector employees, to get people elected who will pay the government-sector workers more money. When they make more money, they pay more union dues. And the union has even more money to put people into place who will pay the government-sector workers yet MORE money.
Sounds like a big fat scam if you ask me. Even FDR, Mr. Collectivist himself, opposed government-sector unions.
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