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Andrew Klavan: Behold! Your Public Sector Unions at Work.

March 18, 2011 by  

Bob Livingston

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  • Frank in Arizona

    Hit the nail on the head!

  • John

    Frank,

    I couldn’t have said it better!

  • s c

    Speaking as a former member of a public sector [teacher] union, the ONLY way anyone can have a use
    for public sector unions is because members are expected to have their heads permanently rammed up their arses so they can be seen as ‘loyal’ members.
    Independence is a no-no. Opposing viws are stifled. The prime “goal” is to make teachers rich at taxpayers’ expense. And, in the process, teachers become wannabe corporatists.
    “Teachers” in Wisconsin are perfect examples of this insanity. Try and locate a “teacher” who realizes (or admits) that collective bargaining and unions are the mutated bastard sons and daughters of Lenin.
    Teacher unions are no better than self-made victims. This theology is diametrically opposed to education. It is a cancer, and it must be eradicated [note I am talking about public sector unions. I did NOT group private sector unions with public sector unions].
    Now, because union thug bosses (via politicians) are being forced to change their tactics, they will try to group their “cause” with that of MLK and civil rights. BOHICA, America. That is like trying to claim that a teacher (or a teacher union) is a victimized member of a RACE.
    Politicians, union thugs and all manner of criminals will line up to rape and pillage taxpayers to get what they want. May they get what they DESERVE. What they want is immoral and purely anti-American.

  • Bert Cundle

    Why anyone would want to be a public School teacher, is puzzleing to me. Glutton for abuse! Scant wages, & after hour duties… The common reason to get a job, is to get enough $ to pay for housing, utilities, Transportation, Food, Clothing, AND SOME FOR “SAVINGS! for retirement” When ya can’t earn $ any longer! CALLED “A PENSION! The Federal Saw the need to Collect $ From Workers to go into a FUND that would Keep them “US” Healthy for the rest of our lives… ( (S.S. & Medicare)
    THE UNIONS, Collect $ From Workers Pay for PENSION!
    SURE… The Fund can get large! POLITICANS THINK THE FUNDS BECOME THEIR “PORK BARREL ACCOUNT!” REMEBER… THAT IS OUR $ ! ! !

  • james christeck

    High Tech Interactive Computers will soon make Teachers obsolete.
    Teaching is all about keeping a kids attention, and Computers do that best. Kids wouldn’t be so addicted to Video Games if it weren’t for the brilliant Graphics. The same will apply to “Teaching Machines” once they are perfected. It will give kids more time to do Harvesting of crops in the Summer and maybe we can drive away the Mexicans. Hard work builds Character.

  • JC

    Public Sector Unions provide a product that no one would buy because it is inferior, at a price no one can afford, from people that don’t give a damn.
    In the real world, they wouldn’t last 5 minutes.

  • Jeremy Leochner

    Could I point out to Mr. Klaven that the Unions in Wisconsin inspite of several misguided extremists have repeatedly offered and even promised to give up their benifits and take a cut in their pay. The only point of argument is that they want the right to ask in the future, not demand or take, but ask if they can have them back which is the point of a Union. If a Union becomes too powerful like the film said a Buisness owner can lose everthing and in the end everyone loses. However it works the same way with Unions with not enough power. Without the capacity to ask for or call for better pay and conditions whats there to stop further reductions in pay or benifits. One thing I would like to point out is for all thats often made of teachers getting 3 months off they actually have to get part time jobs during the summer-jobs which are not subsidised by the tax payers so they still contribute to society. Personally I feel we need to focus on better standards for teachers to live by and we need to minimize the contributions of Unions to political campaigns. However I also feel we need to limit the contributions of Private Sector Corporations to political campaigns. Both can be equally corrupting and tempting for a dishonorable or desperate politician.

    • s c

      J, you’re confusing morality with an ‘ethics for sale’ mentality. Show me even one union contract (private or public sector) that lets its members walk away from their jobs whenever they feel like it. Show me one (private or public sector) union contract that lets its members get paid for NOT working.
      Show me one (private or publice sector) union that lets its members control the employer, and I’ll show you a union mentality that puts itself before the American people. That mentality is straight out of Bolshevism’s “the ends justify the means” insanity (AND Hitler’s methods).
      J, your emotions are ruling your head. It’s what makes public sector unions so dangerous. They’ve lost their way, and they expect America to pay for it literally and figuratively.
      Hitler is alive and well in public sector unions. They’re using Hitler’s game plan. Fortunately, America saw Hitler for who he was. The only difference between now and then is WHERE the insanity is being nurtured. If you can’t see that, then you should have lived in Germany when Hitler came to power. Can you admit what communism and national socialism did for Russia and Germany?

      • Jeremy Leochner

        Yes SC but Unions having neither too much or too little power was not what either of those countries did. Hitler outlawed and banned all Unions. I simply believe it seems like a comprimise that if the Unions will give up their benifits and take a pay cut that the Public or rather the Governor representing the public should meet them half way and allow them their collective bargaining rights. Wanting a Union to have the capacity to ask for or demand better conditions and pay does not make me in total favor of Unions or Union power. It just makes me want to meet a Union at the table and discuss rather then have the Union strike and protest in the state capitol of Wisconsin on the one hand or have Public Sector Unions be reduced in their capacity to make changes down to perhaps even lower than Private Sector Unions.

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