The New York Times had a really interesting piece yesterday indicating even union-backed Democrats are getting sick of public sector unions:
Stephen M. Sweeney, the president of the State Senate here, glowered with disgust as he described how one New Jersey town paid out nearly $1 million to four retiring police officers for their unused sick days and vacation time.
Mr. Sweeney, a Democrat, also scowled about the estimated $46 billion New Jersey owes in pension contributions and its $58 billion in liabilities to finance retiree health coverage for government employees.
Read more from the NYT piece here.
What makes this piece so interesting is the fact that New Jersey’s senate leader, Stephen Sweeney, is himself an organizer with the International Association of Ironworkers.
Cross-posted on LaborUnionReport.com.