frankly, with reports coming out every week about how corporate profits and productivity are up and private sector hiring remains stagnant, I’m sick and tired of hearing about how much more money public sector employees make compared to their private sector counterparts…and how union employees’ striking over better working conditions and health care [is] greedy and lazy. It’s time we flip the dialog, and instead of getting angry that public sector employees are actually being treated decently, let’s ask private sector employers why they refuse to show their employees the same respect.
We need collective bargaining because employers and employees have competing goals. And we need to remind politicians that while they may get more money from corporations, they get their votes from people.
We have to keep being loud, and present. Don’t forget that our various State capitol building are our houses. And the streets surrounding it are our streets. And our elected officials are our employees, because it’s our job to hire and fire them.