State Employee Unions Preparing to Screw Taxpayers...Again
So much for open government...
Union deal gives state workers raise
About 30,000 state workers will receive raises under an agreement reached Thursday night by negotiators for the largest state employees union and the governor. But no figures were made public.Meaning you want a chance to vote on it before the taxpayers find out how much cash you're going to suck out of our wallets, leech boy.
"We're not going to release the details of our tentative agreement until our members see it," said Tim Welch, spokesman for the Washington Federation of State Employees.
The other deal, affecting about 1,000 state nurses, is also under wraps - a change from the publicly released agreements reached in the last round of contract bargaining two years ago. Of course it's at the request of the unions. Like I said, they don't want the taxpayers to be able to call their representatives and protest until the unions have already finished bending us over and are zipping their collective flies back up.
Eva Santos, director of the Department of Personnel and spokeswoman for the state, said the secrecy is at the request of the unions.
Of course you are. You're a Democrat, and thus bought and paid for by the unions. Well, I've got news for you, missy. You work for ME, and all the other Washington taxpayers. More importantly, so do those union pukes. And as their employer, and yours, I'd very much like to know how much you're proposing to pay them, using my tax dollars. Why the hell isn't there a law saying all government pay negotiations must be conducted in the open, for everyone to see?
"I'm allowing them to share that (information) with their members first," she said. "When an organization like a union asks us, 'Let us tell our members,' I'm always respectful of that."
And don't give me any of that crap about increases in the cost of living. You want a pay raise, show me increased productivity. Is the Department of Licensing processing more licenses per worker per hour? Are the prison guards guarding convicted mutants more efficiently? If you're not producing more value per worker, then you shouldn't get paid more per worker. That's how it works in the real world. Why should government employ be any different?
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