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What are public sector unions?

  1. weholdthesetruths profile image61
    weholdthesetruthsposted 6 years ago

    The equivalent of a wolf and a bear negotiating on how many of the farmer's sheep to eat. 

    Collective bargaining is a sham in terms of public employees.  It's a manager and a mob, negotiating how spending someone else's money.   

    It's the people's money, and collective bargaining removes their voice in how it is spent.

    1. Jim Hunter profile image60
      Jim Hunterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Unions are organized against the employer.

      For you liberals that means us.

      We are the employer.

  2. barryrutherford profile image32
    barryrutherfordposted 6 years ago

    You might be the employer Jim but your employees allow you to exist by creating wealth for both you and a living for them by selling their skills and time.  A Century of bargaining with Unions  allows employees and the employers to negotiable a mutually agreed agreement to the terms & conditions of working at a workplace.

    1. wilderness profile image97
      wildernessposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I have yet to see government "create" wealth except by stealing it from someone.

      Rather, the unlimited "wealth" of the government is used to fatten the union members by robbing more from the taxpayers.

      1. barryrutherford profile image32
        barryrutherfordposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Except your argument is flawed by the fact that everyone is in some way a taxpayer.  Whether they pay sales tax, stamp duty, payroll tax, death duties you name it everyone pays tax.

      2. John Holden profile image60
        John Holdenposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Before the capitalists got a hold of them, we had quite a few state owned industries making mega amounts of money.

 
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