S33 wrote:Agreed. My main problem with public unions, are their benefits and pensions. So many unrepresented private sector workers work their entire lives for |expletive| pay, lousy or no benefits, and no retirement plan to speak of. Yet, for every little paycheck their slave labor earns, a large chunk is taken out to fund the Public Union workers and their sweet negotiated deals they brokered with politicians in exchange for something else likely taxpayer funded.
I know it sounds harsh, but my response to that has always been "too bad". It wasn't the public sector that decided to by and large abandon their unions and directly lower their standard of living. The private sector is the one that did that, and they can live with the consequences.
Besides, instead of fighting tooth and nail to bring everyone else down to their level, they should join forces with the public sector, start forming their own unions again and fight to get back the share of the pie they've lost over the last several decades.
You may not ever hear me say this again, but a good dose of socialism should put them in check. Do away with the unions, and have some government mandated industry standards for worker's pay.
Well I guess that's one way to do it lol.