Some people get on us for pointing out that public employee unions are kind of a JV crony team which costs the taxpayers of this country billions each year. Invariably the people who benefit form unionized government work howl and insist that they are in fact the “good guys.” They are just trying to do their job and to be paid adequately for it. And oh, by the way, don’t touch their pension. We should focus our attention on the evil corporate America.
This comes to us from Ed Ring at the California Policy Institute
Karen Lewis, the union president, is also running for mayor of Chicago against Rahm Emanuel. I say that if you still live in Chicago at this point you deserve what you get. I have little sympathy.
The SEIU and other unions want very much to turn fast food workers into a unionized force. The Dems want desperately to turn fast food workers into unionized voters. The “minimum wage debate” centers around giving unsophisticated potential voters something to motivate them to the voting booth.
The problem is an increase in the minimum wage will only hasten the destruction of low skill jobs.
Lord knows I disagree with a lot of what Whoopie Goldburg has said over the years. But in this clip she is dead on. Ms. Goldberg takes on the teacher unions for taking exception to her belief that bad teachers shouldn’t be able to get tenure. She is angry.
There was just too little work to do. That’s why we spent hours looking at porn on the job.
No word on whether the guy (we assume it was a guy) got fired. Probably not.
This is one of those “through the looking glass”/red pill pieces which come from Mises.org periodically.
Good for her. She’s letting us know where she stands. No oily evasiveness for her, or at least less than usual from politicians.
Here are her eleven tenets of today’s progressivism, outlined in a July 18 speech before Netroots Nation . Below each tenet are a few questions for her.
This is important because many homecare workers are spouses and children and have absolutely no interest in paying public employee unions for the right to care for their sick loved ones. Often they also lack the means. They are not “state employees” just because they receive a very modest Medicare payment for their work.
The bureaucratic class is little understood by those outside of the DC metroplex. It is massive. It is well paid. It is powerful. And it is a danger to this country. That’s right a danger.