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Drunk at work? No problem: Union contracts gone wild

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“Zuzu's Petals”

Since: Sep 10

Bedford Falls

#1 Dec 23, 2013
Drunk at work? No problem: Union contracts gone wild

By Marianela Toledo
Published December 23, 2013
watchdog.org

Defending workers’ rights is a noble mission. But sometimes labor unions take it too far. Here are some of our favorite examples of labor union contracts “gone wild.”

1) Three strikes and you’re still not out.

Believe it or not, an overly generous clause slipped into the teacher Master Agreement in 1997, basically states that Bay City School Teachers (Michigan) can be caught drunk at work up to five times before they get sacked.

In Florida, a teacher who showed up to class plastered and then started “dirty dancing” with her students may end up teaching again, thanks to her union’s excellent negotiating skills.

Bay City School teachers (again in Michigan) managed to negotiate a union contract where they could be caught in possession of, or under the influence of, drugs three times before they lost their job.

2). No shows at work

Dozens of Miami-Dade County employees often don’t bother to show up for work, and instead, opt to spend their time working as union reps, on the taxpayers’ dime. County Commissioner Esteban Bovo told Florida Watchdog this is costing taxpayers anywhere from $12 million to $24 million annually.

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“HAPPY SPRING”

Since: Apr 10

BLOCKHEADS!

#2 Dec 23, 2013
Zoe Regen wrote:
Drunk at work? No problem: Union contracts gone wild
By Marianela Toledo
Published December 23, 2013
watchdog.org
Defending workers’ rights is a noble mission. But sometimes labor unions take it too far. Here are some of our favorite examples of labor union contracts “gone wild.”
1) Three strikes and you’re still not out.
Believe it or not, an overly generous clause slipped into the teacher Master Agreement in 1997, basically states that Bay City School Teachers (Michigan) can be caught drunk at work up to five times before they get sacked.
In Florida, a teacher who showed up to class plastered and then started “dirty dancing” with her students may end up teaching again, thanks to her union’s excellent negotiating skills.
Bay City School teachers (again in Michigan) managed to negotiate a union contract where they could be caught in possession of, or under the influence of, drugs three times before they lost their job.
2). No shows at work
Dozens of Miami-Dade County employees often don’t bother to show up for work, and instead, opt to spend their time working as union reps, on the taxpayers’ dime. County Commissioner Esteban Bovo told Florida Watchdog this is costing taxpayers anywhere from $12 million to $24 million annually.
Click for more from Watchdog.org
Is there no end to the lunacy?
We should check out what Ohio has in their contract.
I'm almost afraid to.....lol

“Paper Or Plastic?”

Since: Nov 11

Albakoikee

#3 Dec 23, 2013
With the behavior of students these days, teachers probably need alcoholic fortitude just to cope. In all seriousness, five infractions is a load of BS. When I was a member of the working world, if someone was caught under the influence at work, they were suspended and offered counseling/treatment. If they refused, they were out on the street. Members of the school board who agreed to these terms were total idiots.

“HAPPY SPRING”

Since: Apr 10

BLOCKHEADS!

#4 Dec 23, 2013
rowdy01 wrote:
With the behavior of students these days, teachers probably need alcoholic fortitude just to cope. In all seriousness, five infractions is a load of BS. When I was a member of the working world, if someone was caught under the influence at work, they were suspended and offered counseling/treatment. If they refused, they were out on the street. Members of the school board who agreed to these terms were total idiots.
Probably because they all belonged to the same early cocktail party after work!
Lol
Duke for Mayor

Cleveland, OH

#5 Dec 23, 2013
BizzyBee wrote:
<quoted text>
Probably because they all belonged to the same early cocktail party after work!
Lol
Wish someone would invite me to a cocktail party.

woof

“Paper Or Plastic?”

Since: Nov 11

Albakoikee

#6 Dec 23, 2013
Duke for Mayor wrote:
<quoted text>
Wish someone would invite me to a cocktail party.
woof
Alcohol is bad for dogs. How about a couple of cocktail weinies?

“HAPPY SPRING”

Since: Apr 10

BLOCKHEADS!

#7 Dec 23, 2013
Duke for Mayor wrote:
<quoted text>
Wish someone would invite me to a cocktail party.
woof
Too bad we live so far from each other.
LOL

“HAPPY SPRING”

Since: Apr 10

BLOCKHEADS!

#8 Dec 23, 2013
rowdy01 wrote:
<quoted text>
Alcohol is bad for dogs. How about a couple of cocktail weinies?
Then that would really make it happy hour!
Lol

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