Taxpayer Funded Union No-Show Jobs Everywhere

Taxpayer Funded Union No-Show Jobs Everywhere

Public Sector Employee Monopoly Bargaining Running Amok! Taxpayer funded federal, state, and municipal no-show jobs exist throughout the country.  In 2002, the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) union Local 12 had 9 such full-time union time jobs at the United States Department of Labor.  These 9 union officials were working full-time on union activities as union employees and officers and never spent any time working as federal employees.  Yet, they were paid by the federal government (taxpayers). In 2003, the NY-NJ Port Authority Police Department union was allowed to have four union officers/"police officers" spend their entire time working on union activity, and none for the Port Authority.  Yet, the Port Authority paid their salaries and benefits. Now, during the NY City Big Snow Slowdown controversy, it comes to light that New York City taxpayers pay six (6) SEIU sanitation officers to work full time on union business, not city business.  BigGovernment .com has the report: [Additional supporting information (to download complete supporting documentation packet, click here)] Big Labor and politicians across the United States have transferred union costs to taxpayers.  For example, SEIU Local 444 (The Sanitation Officers Association, see related snow  slowdown stories) has six full-time union officials who are paid full-time city benefits and salary, yet work 0.00% of the time for New York City.  These Sanitation Officers are working on everything but New York City business – including political activities and golf outings – all on the taxpayers’ dime. SEIU Local 444 – NY City Contract Language (pertinent part)

Forced Unionism vs. Private Health Insurance

Forced Unionism vs. Private Health Insurance

Between 1999 and 2009, the number of people with job-based private health insurance grew by 570,000 in Right to Work states, but declined by 7.74 million in forced-unionism states. Big Labor can't explain why. Image Credit: sph.umd.edu (Source: October 2010 NRTWC Newsletter) Big Labor Bastions See Steep Decline in Job-Based Benefits On average, residents of Right to Work states have higher real, spendable incomes than their counterparts in non-Right to Work states. And Right to Work states have a much better track record of creating and sustaining private-sector jobs that come with health benefits. The evidence confirming these two points comes from the U.S. Commerce Department's Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) and Bureau of the Census (BOC), as well as the nonpartisan Missouri Economic Research and Information Center (MERIC). Last month, the National Right to Work Committee's research affiliate, the National Institute for Labor Relations Research, conducted an analysis of the BEA-reported 2009 disposable (after-tax) income data for each of the 50 states. The Institute adjusted the data to account for interstate differences in living costs with the help of a quarterly index created and reported by MERIC. The analysis found that, in 2009, the cost of living-adjusted disposable income per capita for the 22 Right to Work states was $35,543. Productive, Well-Compensated Jobs Disappearing in Forced-Unionism States