Pure thuggery. There is a very long history of such violence.
Archive for the ‘Unions’ Category
may have cooked their own goose with the Chicago teachers strike. I hope so. This is farce in the extreme.
I’m liking the writing of Krauthammer.
For decades the unions have been corrupt: my own father tells a story about him being physically threatened by union officials after he had the temerity to stand up and speak against them in a meeting. In Idaho. He was a teen.
No, this is NOT a new thing. But this is the beginning of the end for public unions. Scott Walker won’t be the last to implement such policies. It may take a few years or even a decade, but the public unions are a dead man walking.
by Glenn Reynolds (of Instapundit) is funny. Yeah, I would much rather irritate a DMV worker than a steel worker who ladles molten metal all day. Just sayin’… One might file a lawsuit against you, and the other might just take care of it then and there.
in Walker’s Wisconsin proposal is this: ending the automatic dues deduction. Right now the gov’t requires that the school automatically deduct money from teachers’ paychecks and give it to the union, which of course uses that money to elect more officials who are friendly to their cause. But Walker’s proposal would strip unions of such funding. Anyone who wanted to contribute to a union could of course do so, but it wouldn’t be an automatic deduction from their paycheck. That would be a devastating blow to the union bosses.
In addition, Unions would be automatically de-certified after each year. They could certify again, but the employees would have to vote to do so. In other words, the union would not automatically represent the workers–the workers would have to vote for that.
These kind of things are just unacceptable to the unions. They can tolerate the requirement to help pay for health insurance and pension funding, but THIS is a poison pill for them. They simply won’t survive if this goes through. That’s the main reason why the fight on the Union’s part is so vicious–it is existential.