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What About Our Collective Bargaining Rights?

In Ohio and possibly Wisconsin, the public sector employees are going to lose their rights as they like to refer to them. Their collective bargaining rights that is. They claim it will ruin public sector jobs. I disagree.

Ask anyone who has been in a union, and who is honest about the experience. You are merely a number. You can work your ass off and still remain paid at or about the same level as the guy who got into the job because he is lazy and unmotivated. I have been there and seen it. How many of us had teachers who just did not give a sh*t about how well or how much we learned? They were interested in that big summer vacation coming up, just like the kids.

I wonder how many of those protesting teachers honestly realize that merit pay could mean the good ones will get paid more, while the bad ones get slowly weeded out? I wonder if the protesting teachers realize that in the private sector, most folks do not get to "tell" their employer how much to pay them, and what holidays they want off? I wonder if the protesting teachers even realize that those of us paying the bill are not willing to do it anymore?

In what world do the employees get paid better, and have better benefits than those who own the company?

The collective bargaining rights of the taxpayers may soon trump those of the public sector employees who have held us at gunpoint for far too long.



Comment balloon 5 commentsKevin Robinson • March 03 2011 11:04AM


Kevin I agree, is anyone paying for your health insurance or funding your retirement account? How many sick days do you get paid?

Posted by Chris Miller Nevada Land with Water Rights, Land with Water Rights For Sale (Vegas Grand Realty and Property Management) over 8 years ago

Chris- Yep. Most of us out here are not even sure what a sick day is. No work, no money. Pretty simple.

Posted by Kevin Robinson, Fractional Developer over 8 years ago

I'm with you all the way.  And I was a union member for 45 years.  Been there, done that.  While good for me while it lasted, this is another day.  This is NOW.

Posted by Kenneth Cole, NYS Licensed Real Estate Salesperson (Weichert Realtors Appleseed Group, 2043 Richmond Ave. S.I.N.Y. 10314. office phone 718-698-9797, -) over 8 years ago

The school system needs to implement vouchers.  Then if the public schools and their unions can compete, let them. If not, fire them. 

John Stossel wrote a whole chapter on this in his book "Give Me a Break."

Posted by Rob Arnold, Metro Orlando Full Service - Investor Friendly & F (Sand Dollar Realty Group, Inc.) over 8 years ago

Kevin, the day of reckoning for unions has arrived. I really believe they will crash and burn with Obama in the drivers seat.

Posted by Mike Frazier, Northwest Tennessee Realtor (Carousel Realty of Dyer County) over 8 years ago