Friday, February 25, 2011

Public Sector Employees

Regarding the hubbub about Public-Sector Unions. It seems to me no group should be allowed to hold-up the Peoples Business. I mean any group that holds-up the workings of our government is instigating an unpatriotic act. We as a nation and states should not stand for it! Once negotiated any public sector union contract must be honored and fulfilled by the Government until the next contract session. In the same frame, these unions must negotiate and return to work on schedule at the conclusion of the negotiation period. And as far as state assembly people not showing up to vote: The vote needs to be held without them! I don't understand why any government body would have rules that allow for holding-up votes because members, after fair warning of impending voting sessions, deliberately play hooky, and are able to impede the Democratic process for their own selfish reason. These tardy legislators are being paid good wages from taxpayer money! Rules must apply to all: Show-up and vote when you are suppose to or be left out of the vote. Majority rules! In every union negotiation, there are two sides: the employer (in this case the States or Government, the People as a Whole) and the employees. Employees should be free to join any union they choose, but the union with the highest employee membership should be the one which negotiates with the employer for the new contract! In Wisconsin it fairly well seems that the Employer has decided what it wishes for the next contract session, then the ball will be in the unions court to make any counter submissions.