State Union Shennanigans


UPDATE:

A commenter noticed that I had incorrectly said that North Carolina State Employees have collective bargaining rights.

They do not.

stand corrected.

It’s the same ‘ol story;  The scorpion, needing passage across the steam, requests assistance from the frog.  The frog, justifiably suspicious of the scorpion demurs only to receive the promise from the scorpion that he will not sting him.

The rest shall we say, is history.

But the story is proving to be a fantastic parallel in North Carolina in specific and the rest of the states in general.

States everywhere are in debt – massive debt.  And they know that they have to do something about it. They’re gonna have to’a cut, and cut deep.  Make no mistake about it.

And already, the State employee’s Unions are complaining:

“Don’t make public employees bear the entire burden,” Cope said. “Let’s share sacrifice and make sure companies pay their fair share.”

Let’s review fair share:

For comparison, this data suggests that since the most recent recession hit in December 2007, State employment has gone UP.  Private employment during that same time?  Down nearly 10%.

And that’s just counting the number employed.  Say nothing of the pension committment to these scorpions.

End the State Unions.  Remove collective bargaining rights.

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2 comments
  1. Kevin LeCount said:

    Your facts are so wrong. First of all, state government employment is only up because NC’s population continues to skyrocket and we keep hiring schoolteachers, who are considered government employees in that report. Also, we haven’t fired correctional officers because we keep incarcerating people. That’s a good thing! Most other areas of state employment are way down.

    Also if you knew what you were talking about you would know that NC state workers do not have collective bargaining rights. Next time you bash hardworking public employees you might want to have your facts straight.

    • pino said:

      First of all, state government employment is only up because NC’s population continues to skyrocket and we keep hiring schoolteachers

      If the population is skyrocketing, why aren’t private sector jobs skyrocketing as well?

      we haven’t fired correctional officers because we keep incarcerating people. That’s a good thing!

      Maybe, maybe not. I don’t think that we need to keep putting pot smokers in jail, for example.

      Most other areas of state employment are way down.

      If you show me data that suggests that, I’ll edit and correct my statements.

      Also if you knew what you were talking about you would know that NC state workers do not have collective bargaining rights.

      THIS is a very good point. And I admit I AM wrong. I’ll edit the post as soon as I hit reply.

      Next time you bash hardworking public employees

      I’m not bashing them, I’m simply saying that they haven’t suffered like they claim.

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