Government Unions are at War with U.S. Veterans by fighting VA reforms!
WHO DOES YOUR REPRESENTATIVE SUPPORT?
The answer to out-of-control government bureaucracy is simple: ABOLISH PUBLIC SECTOR UNIONS.
After Jimmy Carter allowed bureaucrats to unionize, the cost and effectiveness of government brough our country to its knees.
While our Armed Forces are prohibited from collective bargaining, most civilian employees of the Department of Defense, Veterans Administration, Homeland Security, Justice, State, Education, etc. are unionized.
Federal Law says Unions are good for America. Do you believe that?
All these unions work hard to grow government and increase taxes.
Bureaucrats negotiate with bureaucrats for benefits that cost billions and allow bureaucrats to work less. For example: Government Employees might get a fully equipped exercise room and time off to exercise. Those who don’t like workouts can simply leave work and go for a leisurely stroll.
Collective bargaining would only be legitimate if it took place between bureaucrats and taxpayers or elected representatives of taxpayers.
One of my additional duties as a Federal Director of Operations was Chief Management Negotiator. I could not do my job affecting National Security while I negotiated with members of the AFL/CIO and AFFE.
If I failed to negotiate in good faith it would have been a Federal Crime even though I knew full well the taxpayers were getting taken to the cleaners.
This is just one reason 600,000 combat disabled Veterans have wated years and years for the VA to resolve their claims. I am one of those Veterans whose claim is more than seven years old.
All of the VA employees you read about, who are responsible for countless deaths, are still on the VA payroll because THEY CAN’T BE FIRED!
Unions were formed because of child labor, poor working conditions, black lung and over working laborers. NONE OF THESE HAVE EVER BEEN PROBLEMS IN GOVERNMENT!
Have you ever seen an overworked bureaucrat?
There is an old joke about how many union workers it takes to change a light bulb.
While union membership has declined in the private sector, it has soared in government including Federal, State and local while taxpayers are soaked at each level.
I do not have a union, Lobbyist or Congressmen looking out for my interests. All I have is a President who is under siege from all of the above.
President Trump is standing alone between greatness and collapse.
Don’t expect your spineless Representatives to stand up to the NEA, AFFE, AFL/CIO or any other union, much less abolish them.
God help us.