Itâ€™s no secret that Iâ€™m not a fan of unions. But Iâ€™m even less of a fan of public-sector unions for two reasons:
- As a taxpayer, Iâ€™m on the hook for the bill.
- Politicians simply canâ€™t resist giving unions money in exchange for votes.
I apologize to the firefighters, police officers, and teachers. Your jobs are extremely important. But we canâ€™t afford your unions, and we need your help to bust them apart. Unions are the same cancer which bankrupted Americaâ€™s once-largest-company, General Motors. Why do we let this cancer invade our state? (Oh yeah, Jerry Brown did it â€“ so donâ€™t vote for him now)
Shedlock puts it well:
In the case of public unions, if politicians strike a bad deal, taxpayers foot the bill. In the case of private corporations, if management strikes a bad deal, the company goes bankrupt, shareholders take a hit, or the jobs move elsewhere, as soon as the contract is up.
If you arenâ€™t convinced, here are some articles to read: