Saturday, February 9, 2013
FDR Was Against Government Unions
Regular people, such as teachers, firemen and postal workers do good things for society. However, as FDR forcefully said that people who work for the government should not form labor unions. FDR said, "All Government employees should realize that the process of collective bargaining, as usually understood, cannot be transplanted into the public service. It has its distinct and insurmountable limitations when applied to public personnel management." Public unions have pitted workers against citizens with the outlandish contract settlements, which include unheard of "automatic pay raises" for all workers independent of individual performance and no layoff clauses. These public union contracts are currently bankrupting the postal service, cities, towns, counties and yes NY State.