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What do unions want?

The recent events in Wisconsin are a harbinger of what is about to happen across America.  Just what are the Democrats, unions, Progressives and liberals fighting for in Wisconsin? The squatters have caused $6.5 million of damage to the state Capitol.  For what principles are they swarming into the Capitol thru broken windows and camping out there?  Someone should explain to them that their disagreements should be the focus of election campaigns, and not the uprisings worthy of a third world country.  Here are some of the principles they advocate:

1) The right to force workers to join the union

2) The right to retain unproductive workers through tenure and very difficult firing parameters

3) The right to bargain for wages far above the rate of inflation

4) The right to force workers to pay dues, automatically collecting those dues through deductions from salaries

5) The right to send some of workers’ union dues to Democrat election campaigns

6)  The right to, as in NYC, pay 650 teachers their full salary while they just sit a room together for as long as three years doing nothing to earn that pay, awaiting a long disciplinary hearing process

7) The right to be given by our President partial ownership in General Motors, at the same time when legitimate investors are given pennies on the dollar

8) The possibility of having Card Check in the future, allowing union elections to be conducted without privacy of the vote

9) The right to force taxpayers to pay for all union pensions, regardless of the current value of the investments in that pension fund

10) The right to force taxpayers to pay for all union healthcare premiums

11) The right for teachers’ unions to remove private school vouchers from consideration

12) The right for union members to receive up to 90% of their salaries during their entire retirement

Is it any wonder that the union bosses and activists are in a panic mode, willing to thwart government workings, to foment hatred and violence in America, to threaten those in office, and to lie about their opponents?  We the people are supposed to be gratified by their offers to pay half of what non-union workers pay toward their health care and pensions, while having to cover their pension shortfalls.  Non union taxpayers are expected to accept that whenever unions scream for more, legislatures across this land must forego representative government in America. Legislatures must be afraid enough of union power, its fear mongering and its disruptive methods that they just give in.  Unions must wait for another election, for this is America.

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