A commenter noticed that I had incorrectly said that North Carolina State Employees have collective bargaining rights.
They do not.
It’s the same ‘ol story; The scorpion, needing passage across the steam, requests assistance from the frog. The frog, justifiably suspicious of the scorpion demurs only to receive the promise from the scorpion that he will not sting him.
The rest shall we say, is history.
But the story is proving to be a fantastic parallel in North Carolina in specific and the rest of the states in general.
States everywhere are in debt – massive debt. And they know that they have to do something about it. They’re gonna have to’a cut, and cut deep. Make no mistake about it.
And already, the State employee’s Unions are complaining:
“Don’t make public employees bear the entire burden,” Cope said. “Let’s share sacrifice and make sure companies pay their fair share.”
Let’s review fair share:
For comparison, this data suggests that since the most recent recession hit in December 2007, State employment has gone UP. Private employment during that same time? Down nearly 10%.
And that’s just counting the number employed. Say nothing of the pension committment to these scorpions.
End the State Unions. Remove collective bargaining rights.