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A Not-So-Subtle Threat Issued
by de Blasio In Public Unions Case

New York Sun, by Betsy McCaughey

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Posted By:abuela10, 2/27/2018 10:52:16 AM

The Supreme Court heard oral arguments Monday challenging laws in 22 states and the District of Columbia that force public employees to pay unions to represent them, even if they disagree with the union’s demands and politics. Mark Janus, a child-support specialist and public employee in Illinois, claims his First Amendment free-speech rights are violated when he’s forced to pay money to a union — the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees. The union “uses my monthly fees to promote an agenda I don’t support,” Janus objects.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Ribald1, 2/27/2018 10:59:34 AM     (No. 11556852)

The money laundering issue should have been raised also.
Tax money is given to the unions through this, and politicians get a kickback skimmed off the top as ´contributions´.
This is a method politicians use to force the taxpayer to pay for their campaigns.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: mythman, 2/27/2018 11:16:01 AM     (No. 11556874)

Fine. Let Mark Janus negotiate his own contract. If he is dismissed in favor of a younger and cheaper replacement as a result, so be it.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: GrandmaP, 2/27/2018 11:36:49 AM     (No. 11556894)

Ummm, when last I heard public employee strikes are illegal in New York State.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: curious1, 2/27/2018 11:55:07 AM     (No. 11556922)

#2, that´s how it works in the private sector.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Mass Minority, 2/27/2018 11:56:13 AM     (No. 11556927)

#2, the vast majority of us have worked under exactly that system our entire carreers, seems to work out just fine.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: ramona, 2/27/2018 12:00:24 PM     (No. 11556937)

This problem could be rather easily solved if the unions were to limit their activities to bargaining, and forego all other political activism. Still wouldn´t settle the consitutionality of "public unions" but it sure would help.
Ramona (The Pest)

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Marzon, 2/27/2018 12:37:15 PM     (No. 11556995)

#2 If the only way you can keep your job is through union pressure, you must not be very good at it. As taxpayers we should demand that government only hire the most effective employees.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: seamusm, 2/27/2018 12:42:32 PM     (No. 11557004)

Kagan conveniently ignores her oath of office. Her job is to answer questions of constitutionality not to be concerned whether the law is disruptive to labor contracts.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Bighambone, 2/27/2018 1:01:53 PM     (No. 11557024)

Threatening the US Supreme Court with future “labor strife” to decide a case on way or the other does not appear to be a winning legal strategy.

Those public sector unions give just about all their political donations to liberal Democrats. Those unions know that if union handouts are greatly diluted as a result of this pending decision that their power to influence liberal Democrat politicians on into the future will also diminish. A union with little or no power to influence liberal Democrat politicians will simply wither on the vine and will only have a place in representing their members in labor negotiations.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Hotrod, 2/27/2018 1:41:47 PM     (No. 11557060)

Public Unions should never be allowed to strike. There are segments of them that are currently not allowed to do it, such as Military, fire, police, etc. The remaining government workers should be treated the same, it´s only fair. Besides, striking against the politicians is really striking against the public, which has no representation, except for the politicians who take money from the unions, and pay off unions with taxpayer dollars.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: NessunDorma, 2/27/2018 2:13:33 PM     (No. 11557098)

Kagan and the wise Latina, two components of the Obama legacy Trump and Congress can´t undo.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Ribald1, 2/27/2018 3:43:11 PM     (No. 11557202)

#11 Yes they can. If they desire to.
Just takes a majority of Congress to vote for it, and the justice gets sent packing.

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