Hundreds of union workers rally in La...

Hundreds of union workers rally in Las Vegas for bargaining rights

There are 6 comments on the Las Vegs Sun story from Feb 21, 2011, titled Hundreds of union workers rally in Las Vegas for bargaining rights. In it, Las Vegs Sun reports that:

Janet Miller, center, a retired New York City teacher, shows her support for unions during a union rally at the Grant Sawyer Building Monday, February 21, 2011.

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lazurusk

Las Vegas, NV

#1 Feb 22, 2011
When will people working for the state or federal government understand they are not entitled to any more or any less in wages and benefits than non-public workers. Teachers like firemen want it all, small work loads, large pay, huge retirements at an early age, protection from the evils of pay as you go, fund your own growth, and being terminated for nor being lousy at what they do.
They always scream "it's for the children" BS; maybe it use to be in the 1950's, but not today. Teachers are greedy, overpaid, and unwilling to let their performance determine their future. They hide behind their union skirts, and fear ever having to be paid for performance.

When any other business runs out of money, the owners of that business make the cuts necessary to continue. The citizens own the school district and we have run short on money, so we make cuts like any other business, so what is the problem. Does being a school teacher mean anything more than any other job. I think not.
Tony

Tampa, FL

#2 Feb 22, 2011
o-bribe-a has found a new division to drive another wedge into......

union and non-union government......

so your support for union government........stop paying taxes.
true

United States

#3 Feb 22, 2011
With all the money unions gave obaaaama it will interesting to see how this turns out.
Teach the kids

Henderson, NV

#4 Mar 6, 2011
lazurusk wrote:
When will people working for the state or federal government understand they are not entitled to any more or any less in wages and benefits than non-public workers. Teachers like firemen want it all, small work loads, large pay, huge retirements at an early age, protection from the evils of pay as you go, fund your own growth, and being terminated for nor being lousy at what they do.
They always scream "it's for the children" BS; maybe it use to be in the 1950's, but not today. Teachers are greedy, overpaid, and unwilling to let their performance determine their future. They hide behind their union skirts, and fear ever having to be paid for performance.
When any other business runs out of money, the owners of that business make the cuts necessary to continue. The citizens own the school district and we have run short on money, so we make cuts like any other business, so what is the problem. Does being a school teacher mean anything more than any other job. I think not.
Fact! You need a masters degree to teach..You do pay into state retirement and insurance...You do not receive Social Security because you pay into state retirement...like(Railroad pensions)You spend many of your own hours off the job planning and meeting with parents...
Kenyan Commie Barbecue

Houston, TX

#5 Mar 6, 2011
true wrote:
With all the money unions gave obaaaama it will interesting to see how this turns out.
Yeah, but the Kenyan stooge paid them back to the tune of trillions on the backs of American taxpayers.

SHAME ON AMERICA.
JRS

Oak Creek, WI

#6 Mar 6, 2011
Democrats contend that Walker seems to be more interested in changing Wisconsin's political dynamics than in financial stewardship. Even outside observers are starting to agree.

"What you've got is a governor who's come in with a great appetite for achieving his ends," said Norman J. Ornstein, a scholar at the conservative American Enterprise Institute. "This is far more about power than it is about money."

Walker's office did not respond to requests for an interview

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/natio...

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