One thing you appear to be missing, Zoebot, if the rank and file does not like their leadership, they vote them out. Union members are not serfs or slaves.<quoted text>
By Bill Osmulski
MacIver News Service
Government employee unions class warfare rhetoric seems out of place coming from the top union brass.
The MacIver News Service has examined hundreds of pages of public records available through the U.S. Department of Labor and via the online search site Guidestar and found that many of the most prominent union advocates in the state make well in excess of $100,000 a year in salary alone.
For example, Marty Beil, executive director of American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME )Council 24 SEPAC, made $161,847 in 2008 according to the organizations Form 990. Thats considerably more than the $144,423 a year Scott Walker makes as Wisconsins Governor.
Despite this, Beil has repeatedly attempted to portray Walker as a member of some upper class elite. In December, Beil said Walkers treatment of state employees was like the plantation owner talking to the slaves".
They are also not stupid.