Unions are slipping in opinion polls. According to a Clarus Poll which came out last week, 64 percent of voters nationally do not believe government workers should have the right to collectively bargain. Only 29 percent weighed in on the opposite side. Several other recent polls also disfavor unions, albeit by smaller margins. Similarly, union approval ratings are at historic lows.
People are realizing that it’s no longer 1958. Unions aren’t necessary to protect our government employees from being abused, and they, in fact, only drive up the cost of government through negotiating sweetheart deals for themselves that are disconnected from economic reality at the taxpayers’ expense. With many states facing budget crises, eliminating public employee unions is a great first step reigning in the costly compensation packages.
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