All of this anti-union talk that's been flooding the corporate airwaves is pure class warfare.
The contrast between public employee pay/benefits doesn't necessary mean that the public workers are getting too much, it might be that the private workers aren't getting enough. However, because of the near-total lack of worker power and high unemployment, private workers have little recourse other than getting frustrated, not knowing who to blame, and taking out their anger on the organized public workers who have the Harry Baals to actually do something about their situation.
yes politicians can get elected and legislators can write laws but the workers can bring the whole damn thing to a screeching halt.
there are many different forms of power, and the collective power of organized labor is something that Big Capital fears FAR more than the rigged and propagandized electoral process
this isn't the majority of the work force though. This is one small sector, the public sector that is SUPPORTED FINANCIALLY by the private sector through taxes. The majority of voters (ie the WORK FORCE) supports this bill and the Public sector Unions are losing all good will that they had.
For something that is so universally supported there sure are a lot of people out protesting it right now
It wouldn't surprise me one bit. I can't find a poll for it though
um that's a non-scientific online poll it's about a credible as a poll conducted here on CU
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