For the love of Pete. Literally.
'Puter hates unions, particularly public sector ones. Here's another stunning example of why.
Can even the biggest union hack tell 'Puter with a straight face that the lack of gay marriage is the most pressing workplace issue facing American workers? 'Puter had little respect for teachers' unions before, but this has erased what little respect was left.
Can you imagine bringing union organizers to today from the early part of the 20th century? Those guys were concerned with very real safety conditions in mines, steel mills and garment factories. The old time union leaders were concerned about patently insufficient wages and excessive work hours. 'Puter thinks that the New Deal went way too far in granting unions rights vis a vis management, but the old union leaders had real, pressing, legitimate workplace issues. They'd be stunned that working conditions had gotten so good for unionized workplaces that the unions had time to worry about non-workplace issues.
Regardless of one's opinion on gay marriage, 'Puetr thinks that all parties should agree that unions, using mandatory dues, should not be involved in issues that in no way relate to workplace conditions.
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