Question of the Day: Are Public Unions Dying?

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  1. they will only come back when employees and employers decide that working together is in everyone's best interest, when the American tax system no longer rewards companies for out-sourcing jobs and industry, when both unions and companies stop trying to screw one another over and when employees stop sacrificing benefits (current assets to quality of life) for undependable stock options (future promises of money).LikeUnlikeLikeUnlike
  2. Since political pressure has been taken off public sector unions I myself have entered into one. The FLRA recently certified the results of the unionization of frontline Transportation Security Administration personnel. There is a thought p...rocess in this country that goes like this: "you do what? And you get what for doing it? Unacceptable. I don't get that so that means you shouldn't get it either." It's very childish. This notion that a teacher or an air traffic controller or a fireman or a TSA agent is somehow raping the taxpayer with their "lavish" benefits package is absurd.See More...rocess in this country that goes like this: "you do what? And you get what for doing it? Unacceptable. I don't get that so that means you shouldn't get it either." It's very childish. This notion that a teacher or an air traffic controller or a fireman or a TSA agent is somehow raping the taxpayer with their "lavish" benefits package is absurd.See MoreSee MoreLikeUnlikeLikeUnlike
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