It's interesting how local unionists can raise a noisy ruckus over the partial loss of bargaining rights (limited to certain employee benefits) by employees in a state that is 1200 miles away. Yet, without a word from them over many years, their Federal government entered into foreign trade deals which cost the jobs of literally thousands of Upstate New Yorkers, many of whom were union members, who either are no longer here, or can no longer afford to pay the salaries of the protesters. Why would a protest like this attract public sympathy in an area like ours where incomes are low, but taxation is high?
Is union leadership really concerned with the well being of their members . . . or with the political power that an organized society brings?
What's the real agenda?
==o O o==April 3 update:
Matt Tabor had an interesting post on this subject: It's For the Kids (and My 15% Pay Raise).