Americans Are Catching On|Collective Bargaining Is Bad Business
Until Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker attempted to balance the Wisconsin budget by proposing government spending cuts, most of America did not know (nor care) about “collective bargaining”.
The reason most Americans did not care about collective bargaining is quite simple, the majority of American workers do not have the privilege to work under collective bargaining agreements. In fact in Wisconsin, 80% of employees are not privileged.
With only 20% of Wisconsin workers in public sector unions, they are clearly the minority in Wisconsin; and yet they have so much control. The American people are beginning to recognize that imbalance of control.
Thanks to the Wisconsin protesters who have brought Governor Walkers budget balancing dilemma to national attention, Americans are beginning to see more clearly that the trickle down affect of collective bargaining affects them personally.
Even though the American people did not know or care, the collective bargaining arm of public sector unions has been dipping into their wallets for years. The American people are catching on though; collective bargaining is bad business for them; the terms within the collective bargaining agreements are strangling America.
Collective Bargaining Is Power
Collective bargaining gives public sector union employees power over government representatives at contract negotiation time. Politicians who want the union vote better be prepared to meet the union demands.
Collective bargaining power gives public sector employees over reaching benefits and advantages which private sector employees never get.
Public Sector Unions Hold Private Sector Hostage
Collective bargaining gives the union bosses the power to demand better benefits for their union members. Benefits such as better wages, health care benefits, number of work years before they can retire and also extremely generous retirement packages.
And the worst type of power used by public sector union representative is the power to demand that private sector employees pay for all of these generous perks.
The terms that are negotiated within collective bargaining agreements basically hold the American private sector hostage.
Collective Bargaining|The Perfect System
- Public sector union employees pay union dues.
- The union dues pay for union representation.
- The union representation elects politicians who will support their collective bargaining demands.
- The union dues pays for the campaigns of politicians who will turn around and give-back to the unions.
- In effect, elected government officials buy the union vote.
- The American private sector tax payer, pays for the terms negotiated within the collective bargaining agreements
Americans have been held hostage by public sector unions and it’s about time they stand up and push back.