Thursday, March 03, 2011

WI Defendants Want To Pack Juries And Pick Judges

Power and control and that is what this is all about. It's not the money because public sector union members make excellent salary and benefits. It is about power and the ability to control the political debate so they can can control as many other aspects of life in their states as well.

It's time to end rigged system

Public employee unions are unlike private sector unions. In the private sector some of the interests of employees and employers aren't aligned. Employers want to keep costs low; but employees want to maximize their pay and benefits, thus raising costs to employers. In order to strengthen their hand, employees unite to collectively bargain over wages and benefits.

Now consider the case of public sector unions. Public sector employees want to maximize their wages and benefits, too. But unlike their private sector counterparts, they have a very big role to play in choosing the employers on the other side of the negotiating table. They do this by taking funds earned through collective bargaining and sending them right back to the people they bargain with in the form of political contributions.

If that sounds like a rigged system; well, that's because it is.