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  •  This paper is always ragging on unions and (3+ / 0-)
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    public employees. A few months ago when the Chicagao teachers were striking they wrote an editorial bashing the teachers, and they used the clownish right wing Right To Work group as a basis for all of their so-called "facts".

    Chicago--Proud Home of the 1907-08 World Series Champion Chicago Cubs

    by Jeff Y on Tue Nov 20, 2012 at 09:09:36 PM PST

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    •  You might take the tact that the headline and the (5+ / 0-)

      article appear to have nothing to do with each other.

      They outlined NOTHING in the piece which showed why their apparent premise (state public union employees are paid too much) even might be true.

      They talk about hard times, and lack of money, but they don't make any specific claims about anything. Just that Union labor is somehow overpriced for today's state government to afford.

      What you will need to do, is find somewhere the state is actually throwing money away on something unnecessary (like tax breaks or credits to some old established industry which has been sending jobs overseas; every state has some, anymore); and recommend they focus saving those lost dollars, and allow the state to fairly pay employees and provide a reasonable amount of benefits.

      After all, corporations pay huge amounts for their employees - and claim it is necessary to hire the people with the job skills to be productive in their position. Why shouldn't citizens want their government to hire suitable civil servants and pay them a reasonable wage, to ensure those positions are filled with employees with "the job skills to be productive in their positions"?

      "I like paying taxes...with them, I buy Civilization" -- me

      by Angie in WA State on Tue Nov 20, 2012 at 10:07:08 PM PST

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