It seems that our city mayor is going to the state capital and wants a bill of some kind, can't remember the name. Anyway, he wsants to be able to force our local city unions like the police and fire to bend to his will so to speak. I think he wants to be able to tell the union leaders that they need to cut wages, and give more demotions., The fire dept employees already has had numerous demotions, 2 fire houses have been shut down. The mayor can't lay off any firemen because of an agreement he made with the fed goverenment, and if he violates that, he will have to pay back a few million dollars. Does anyone know what will happen?? Has anyone experianced anything like this?Answer Question
Republicans in multiple states are trying to dismantle unions and take away the people's right to collectively bargain
They aren't trying to negotiate pay or paying into benefits, they are trying to eliminate collective bargaining all tofether.
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 9:40 PM on Feb. 18, 2011
Answer by momof030404 at 10:05 PM on Feb. 18, 2011
the teachers aren't striking because they are being asked to pay anything. they are striking because the bill would strip their right to collectively bargain. This gov had a surplus, and with tax breaks and soending HE CAUSED teh state's financial issues in a VERY SHORT period...not he is crying broke,,,,they aren't....its an excuse to strip workers rights away
I hope they listen to THEIR people...it is OBVIOUS they DONT WANT THIS
Answer by momof030404 at 10:15 PM on Feb. 18, 2011
Power to the people
Answer by momof030404 at 10:30 PM on Feb. 18, 2011
THIS>>>>>The ISSUE is UNion power. the bill being passed inclkueds a clause allowing people to CHOOSE if they want to be in the union. Follow the money. The Unions do NOT want to lose the power (or the millions they leech off of people.)
Answer by momof030404 40 minutes ago
Answer by agentwanda at 11:03 PM on Feb. 18, 2011
They should get rid of collective bargaining, why should the worse employee make as much as the best employee.
Answer by Natesmom507 at 11:14 PM on Feb. 18, 2011
Answer by janet116 at 11:39 PM on Feb. 18, 2011