Atherton police union dumps Teamsters, hires law firm for labor talks
Original post made on Jan 7, 2013
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on Jan 7, 2013 at 12:43 pm
Public sector unions should be illegal. They are a form of self-dealing and corruption.
on Jan 7, 2013 at 1:04 pm
J Davis "Public sector unions should be illegal."
"They remind us that where free unions and collective bargaining are forbidden, freedom is lost." Ronnie Reagan '80
Ronnie, the man: In 1968, then-California Gov. Ronald Reagan signed the Meyers-Milias-Brown Act, establishing collective bargaining for California's municipal and county employees.
Why does Mr Davis hate working Americans so much more than Reagan?
on Jan 7, 2013 at 1:33 pm
There is nothing per say wrong with a union, including a public sector union. It is common sensical, however, to look at unions in a different light than when they started in earnest in the 19th century. Public sector workers are objectively paid and treated much better than Pennsylvania coal miners were back then.
In the movie Wall Street 2, the main character asks the CEO of a Wall Street firm what is number is, what is enough. The CEO, played by Josh Brolin replies, after pondering for a moment, "more." It's a great scene that was acted well, and certainly served as an indictment of the "1%."
But the origins of this quote are actually with the first large American union leader, Samuel Gompers of the AFL, in the late 1800's.
Mr. Gompers wanting "more" might have been more appropriate back then than it is now. That fact alone might be a result of unions, but it is still a fact.