Government Unions Get Rich; Taxpayers Get Poor

In the midst of a recession, while Americans are tightening their belts, big labor unions monopoly bargaining privileges are taking taxpayers for a ride.

The Examiner examines the data:

For decades, public sector unions have peddled the fantasy that government employees were paid less than their counterparts in the private sector. In fact, the pay disparity is the other way around. Government workers, especially at the federal level, make salaries that are scandalously higher than those paid to private sector workers. And let’s not forget private sector workers not only have to be sufficiently productive to earn their paychecks, they also must pay the taxes that support the more generous jobs in the public sector.

Rather than reforming the system, some members of Congress are pushing a scheme to force even more public employees,  police and fire fighters, under union monopoly control.  It’s time we trim the forced unionism power of government employee union officials before the country goes bankrupt.