Monday, March 21, 2011

Steve Peters Commentary - #2738 - Union Equates Lavish Benefits to Black Civil Rights - Washington Examiner (2)

 Fresh from defeat in Wisconsin, union leaders are planning a new campaign not just to head off future challenges to their collective bargaining powers but also to make the case that organized labor's benefits and prerogatives -- wages, health care, and pensions that are more generous than those of comparable workers in the private sector -- are the moral equivalent of rights won by black Americans during the civil rights movement. To make the point, the AFL-CIO is planning a series of nationwide events on April 4, the 43rd anniversary of the day the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated after speaking in Memphis, Tenn., on behalf of striking black garbage collectors. The message: King's cause, and that of angry schoolteachers in Madison, are one. Read more.......  SP - Uncivil union bosses scream for black "civil rights" to protect "their right" to pick the pockets of both the taxpayers and their union members. Not only do they not want to be forced to have their members regularly vote who represents them, they want every employee forced to join the union, and then have the State take mandatory union dues out of their wages. The dirty little secret is the union bosses offered to trade away their unions members wages and benefits, just to maintain control of the cash flow from the union dues. The "civil rights" fight is a smoke screen being used by the union bosses and Democratic Party to maintain their power, not help the people they say they represent.  The unions and their supporters are trying to associate themselves with Martin Luther King's civil rights movement even though they have been violent and destructive. MLK said, "We adopt the means of nonviolence because our end is a community at peace with itself."...what is the end of the unions?
Will Unions Fight Be the Democrats Waterloo? - Real Clear Politics - The day after Gov. Scott Walker signed into law a bill sharply limiting collective bargaining for public employee unions in Wisconsin, there was a massive protest. Capitol police estimated the crowd at 50,000. The Madison police department put it at 85,000.......Democrats have filed recall petitions against eight GOP state senators. Millions of dollars are being poured into the effort. Republicans have filed recall petitions against eight of the 14 Democratic state senators who fled the state to try to prevent a vote......But Democrats and labor may be overly optimistic. Their base is energized, but so is the Republican base. There are twice as many conservatives as there are liberals in the state, according to Gallup.  A Rasmussen poll March 8 indicated likely voters in Wisconsin opposed weakening collective bargaining rights, 57 percent to 39 percent. But the same poll showed support for Mr. Walker on specific provisions. For instance, only 19 percent think school districts should be required to buy health insurance from a union-owned company.  Read more....... SP - Let's have at it. Liberal's normally avoid an open fights on the facts in the light of day. Now is our chance to explain to the American people why having the public unions paying the Democrats with campaign funds and manpower to have unlimited access at the taxpayers money trough is not a very good idea.

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