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Public sector unions

Public sector unions are a scourge on the public. Unlike private businesses, the government has shown that it is unable to bargain against unions and wind sup getting ripped off to the detriment of taxpayers whose taxes have to increase to pay the inflated wages and retirement benefits.

So if the Supreme Court has weakened public sector unions with its ruling that requiring a government employee to be a union member and pay dues (which then get donated to Democratic political candidates) in order to obtain or keep their job violates their First Amendment rights, then the end result is beneficial for the voters and taxpayers who aren’t in public sector unions.

I feel differently about private sector unions, but this ruling has nothing to do with them.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

June 28, 2018 at 7:06 AM

Posted in Labor Markets, Law

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  1. “I feel differently about private sector unions, but this ruling has nothing to do with them.” It’ll be much easier to get rid of the little unions once they break the big ones.

    Shelia Delphin

    June 28, 2018 at 8:43 AM

    • We need to dismantle public AND private sector unions. If Trumpie can do this, I might vote for him in 2020, especially if Bernie becomes dem nominee.

      mpt

      June 28, 2018 at 10:53 AM

      • No, we don’t need to dismantle private sector unions, that’s just a battle between who gets the money that a private company makes, who says it shouldn’t be the blue collar guys?

      • Also, union rank and file in the private sector aren’t exactly leftists. The union guys at my company can say stuff – out loud, at work – that would instantly destroy the career of any manager, and the company can’t really do anything to them. Republicans should, at least selectively, be using unions to attack political correctness.

        J1

        June 28, 2018 at 6:55 PM

      • Union employees are slackers, can get away without doing work and not be fired. They will trash the work culture of any company.

        mpt

        June 28, 2018 at 8:16 PM

    • What we need is big private sector unions, then.

      Greg Pandatshang

      June 28, 2018 at 12:10 PM

      • Yes, a corporate state.

        Yakov

        June 28, 2018 at 3:14 PM

  2. Lion, what are your thoughts on unions in genera (non-public)?

    fakeemail

    June 28, 2018 at 10:50 AM

  3. Gubmint unions are a money-laundering scheme that funds (correction: funded) the White Genocide Party with money confiscated from taxpayers. The Supreme Kourt is correct that gubmint employee union dues don’t belong in WGP coffers.

    This decision was hyuge. I was at one time a member of a gubmint union and heard many coworkers grumble their dues went to the WGP. Them days are over, the WGP lost its primary funding source.

    hard9bf

    June 28, 2018 at 12:14 PM

  4. I’ve read the reason for the McCain-Feingold Campaign Finance Reform Bill was to limit the amount of money politicians got from other sources like unions. In order to make the money they received from billionaires through 501(c)(3) organizations much more influential. That’s when Soros, Koch brothers and all the other billionaires really got a stranglehold on government. Not that they weren’t in charge before.

    Extorting money from public union employees to fund political campaigns is bad. But so is making politicians more dependent on billionaires. Still, I agree with you and see the SCOTUS decision as the lesser of two evils. Blocking Garland continues to pay dividends.

    destructure

    June 28, 2018 at 3:13 PM

  5. I am not against unions.

    A union is simply the flip-side of a private company using marketing, branding and technology to extract the highest possible price from consumers. Think of Apple. A union is simply an organization that withholds labor in exchange for a higher wage. If Apple does not have to sell it’s goods for cheap, then why should labor be compelled to do the same?

    That said, yes, most unions are just democrat money-laundering schemes, unfortunately. Union leadership and Dem politicians simply collude to extract money from the public and fund Democrat causes. I am totally for ending their ability to fund themselves.

    The real benefits of a union will come from economic growth and a tight labor market. The demand for labor coupled with a tight labor market will make maintaining a closed shop a lot easier. The general economic growth will prevent other from noticing how the closed shop operates.

    map

    June 29, 2018 at 3:18 PM

  6. This is why an NHS style system* would be a disaster in America. Our local, state and federal governments have shown they aren’t willing to say “no,” to public unions. They can’t even say “no,” to sports teams demanding stadiums.

    *In Canada, their Medicare system is just price controls, but the government doesn’t provide the healthcare services. I’m shocked no Blue State has adopted this system.


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