Unions have been a major topic this year. Why? Because they have their hands in everything, and just want more. It is interesting how the focus has been on healthcare and the attacks of greed by doctors & insurance companies, yet at the same time, money is poured over Unions. Think about it, what is a better synonym for greed than Unions and Politicians. Many think of Unions as helping the workers, but they aren’t, they are political machines.
Here are some highlights from Wikipedia on Unions:
Activity by labor unions in the United States today centers on collective bargaining over wages, benefits, and working conditions for their membership and on representing their members if management attempts to violate contract provisions.
Let’s highlight what the New Deal Coalition was:
The New Deal Coalition was the alignment of interest groups and voting blocs that supported the New Deal and voted for Democratic presidential candidates from 1932 until the late 1960s. It made the Democratic Party the majority party during that period, losing only to Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1952 and 1956. Franklin D. Roosevelt forged a coalition that included the Democratic party, big city machines, labor unions, minorities (racial, ethnic and religious), liberal farm groups, white Southerners, people on relief, and intellectuals. The coalition fell apart in 1968, but it remains the model that party activists seek to replicate
They say the New Deal Coalition fell apart, but it seems under Obama is must be alive and well.
Again.. Unions are a Political Tool. Think also about what workers are in unions, teachers & auto workers are two big ones. Now think about their product.
Look at “American” motor companies (specifically the bail-out-babies, Chrysler & GM) look at their reliability history. Chrysler & GM have been notorious for offering a poor product but also being heavy with the unions. Think about non-union auto makers, they have happy workers and reliable products.
Then take a look at the education system, where children graduate high school unable to spell or do basic math. Now look at the fact that the unions make sure these teachers keep their jobs, why? Think about these same teachers, if they did any other job as poorly as they teach they would be fired.
More problem with unions…
Katie Pavlich (visit link for video) Shares: The unions in New Jersey never seem to quit and they just don’t get it. Public workers and the legislature in the Garden State want Governor Chris Christie to sign a bill that would not only bump sick leave liabilities from $800 million to $3.25 billion (which the state doesn’t have), but would pay government workers cash for unused sick days, or in other words, for not getting sick.
See more from Kyle Olson:Union Apologist: ‘Moral Obligation’ Not To Terminate Teachers’ Livelihood
Mr Olson highlights one union-supporting-nutjob (National Education Association’s 2010 “Friend of Education” – is Diane Ravitch), who thinks there is a moral obligation to maintain a person’s livelihood. Ms Ravitch fails to identify the point of being a teacher, and the harm that their failure or inability to teach results in. Is there no “moral obligation” to the children?
I grew up going to school during back-to-back teacher strikes. I recall many years where we would see our teacher the first day and last day of school and very little if ever in between. We had substitutes for the vast majority of our elementary school years.
The result, I did not learn multiplication in school, I taught myself during the summer between fifth and sixth grades. I did not learn cursive in school, I had an old dictionary that I loved, and I would repeat the letting at the beginning of each section. I ended up learning calligraphy before I learned cursive. We also had a lack of supplies, we ended up sharing one book per every three students, we never could take books home to study. There were no handouts, we were limited in about every facet, I think if we could have stepped back a century we would have more available, in not only supplies but definitely education. Through out my years in school, very few, if any, teachers cared. They seemed like they were performing no different of a task than handing out cigarettes in a convenience store. Thinking back to books we did have in school, we had history and science books so riddled with inaccuracies and so terribly outdated, it was hard to separate fact from what we had in front of us.
It was these experiences that I reflect on, and allow me to say with full familiarity that the education system is tragically flawed, and the unions have a huge influence on that failure.
If it weren’t for unions, capable teachers could he hired, proper tools could be supplied to students, and the results would be something we could all be proud of.
It amazes me, how so many incredible advancements, so much technology .. and so those same incredible strengths our country could hold with pride and honor, in just a century would deteriorate faster than then were created.
We now turn to China for money, we can’t afford our own failing products so we turn to Korea, we can’t afford our own people so we permit illegal aliens. Our country has become a house of cards brought to you by the unions, and politics.