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  1. Bill Ewing

    Bill Ewing GoComics PRO Member said, over 5 years ago

    Notice he kept his job!

    I’m tired of paying for the union management freeloaders on the taxpayers’ dime.

    Something has gotta give or everyone loses, including the unions.

  2. cdward

    cdward said, over 5 years ago

    ^Freeloaders? That would be the folks who bought and paid for those freeloading politicians. Unions exist because management, when left to its own devices, will exploit its workers and abuse them. History teaches us this, and so does current practice. Those who hate unions are either the rich who can’t stand that someone’s standing up to them – or the brainwashed poor who resent that someone is demanding a piece of the pie.

  3. furnituremaker

    furnituremaker said, over 5 years ago

    Having been on both sides, labor AND management, I know that without management, labor couldn’t labor, and without labor, management wouldn’t have anything to manage…what’s so hard about that?…The adverserial (sp) relationship just won’t work.

  4. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, over 5 years ago

    Well said, cdward.

  5. beenthere41

    beenthere41 said, over 5 years ago

    The problem with unions is not just that they are a means to collective bargaining, but that they get too greedy. Achieving a good wage is a good thing. Driving their employee to ruin is not. The auto unions did that to the Big Three, and government worker unions have done it to state governments. To their credit, the auto unions saw the problem, and worked with management to share the pain of recovery. Now the government worker must do the same, but they don’t see it.

  6. ChukLitl

    ChukLitl GoComics PRO Member said, over 5 years ago

    Collective bargaining is only the purpose of unions. Otherwise it’s just a social club.

  7. charliekane

    charliekane said, over 5 years ago

    If righties get one and two, why do they need three to trim the budget?

  8. Jade

    Jade GoComics PRO Member said, over 5 years ago

    And I acknowledge that Unions can and do get greedy. But they get no greedier nor no more damaging to a business than the executives that drain the profits from their companies. Executives get to make their own hours. Unions give employees the ability to not be treated like 3rd world workers to simply make people at the top more money. If there’s a problem here, it’s that we say that executives “worked” for their money so they deserve it, and that unions “worked” for their money, too, but don’t deserve it.

    Taxpayers fund private executives, too. Take a look at the executive pay on a government contractor some time. Government contractors are paid with taxpayer dollars.

    For all of their “greed” the Wisconsin unions have given up what they were asked financially. The same cannot be said for corporate executives. They merely took taxpayer dollars and gave it to themselves as bonuses.

  9. josefw

    josefw said, over 5 years ago

    $600 million of the $700 million Wisc. received as “stimulus” went to the state employee’s so they in turn could continue to pay union dues and fees. In turn the union will take that money and donate it to democratic campaigns.

    It’s also called money laundering…

    Taxpayers money was laundered through stimulus, then state payroll, then to the union and back to the dem. politician.

    It is said if, BHO loses Wisconsin, it will certainly harm his 2012 campaign.

    That’s HOPE & CHANGE for ya!

  10. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 5 years ago

    More than 100 public university sports coaches are paid more than a million dollars a year, some as high as seven million. That’s considerably above any tenured professor, or even administrators. Just on the basis of the purpose of education, is it basketball and football, or physics, medicine, business, or the arts?

    The purpose of unions is to assure fairness. The distorted “priorities” of “the public” have drastically impacted, negatively, our educational system.

    Oh well, most of those footballs are still made in the U.S., or are they any more?

    Maybe it’s just a matter of adjusting our priorities?

  11. Jade

    Jade GoComics PRO Member said, over 5 years ago

    “$600 million of the $700 million Wisc. received as “stimulus” went to the state employee’s so they in turn could continue to pay union dues and fees.”

    • Citation please?
    • And what about the $140 million that is going to Walker’s tax giveaways this year?

    I’ve found some evidence to support dtroutma’s statement about the salaries of coaches… I haven’t been able to find the list but what I did find is ridiculous. It’s a really good point, dtroutma.

  12. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, over 5 years ago

    For those who labor under the false belief that somehow they aren’t paying their own pensions:

  13. josefw

    josefw said, over 5 years ago

    How the NFL footballs are manufactured.

    Quite a business … their only product, lifetime employment for maybe 40-50 people, probably $25 million in revenues annually, low overhead!

    Hope the link works, very interesting

  14. runar

    runar said, over 5 years ago

    I, for one, would rather see my taxes go towards compensating the people who make this country and state actually run (not the politicians) rather than seeing my money that goes to private sector price hikes pay for some CEO’s umpteenth Mercedes, new yacht, and seventh 45-room mansion and, especially, overseas tax-exempt bank account.

  15. walruscarver2000

    walruscarver2000 said, over 5 years ago

    Why do I doubt that figure even for a football coach?

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