Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Collective bargaining...a VITAL protection for the "little guy"

Ever wonder why conservatives like myself have such a big problem with the unions?  Why we oppose collective bargaining "rights"?  Why the teachers' unions in particular have drawn so much criticism from us?
Here's a story you should read.

"In 2010, Megan Sampson was named an Outstanding First Year Teacher in Wisconsin. A week later, she got a layoff notice from the Milwaukee Public Schools. Why would one of the best new teachers in the state be one of the first let go? Because her collective-bargaining contract requires staffing decisions to be made based on seniority..."

You see, we understand that collective bargaining has absolutely nothing to do with protecting the little guy, or leveling the playing field, or keeping the evil corporate capitalists at bay.  No, collective bargaining serves one purpose and one purpose only...protecting the union.

Because of collective bargaining a good teacher lost her job and Wisconsin lost a good teacher.  Rest assured, her story is not unique.  There's a reason why our public school system has become an enterprise of failure.

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