Saturday, February 26, 2011

Wisconsin Approaches Sanity On Union Smackdown

The Wisconsin legislature is one step closer to fiscal solvency for the state after its lower house passed a measure to curtail state employee unions' bargaining power.  The state Senate can now consider the bill once enough absentee lawmakers are corralled into performing their sworn duties.  Putting a muzzle on unions is absolutely necessary if state governments are going to balance their budgets. 

Union leaders expecting sympathy from the country at large are in for an unpleasant surprise.  America isn't Greece, where half the population works in cushy government jobs.  Union representation has been on the decline in the private sector for decades.  Those unions that still operate in the for-profit sector do nothing but drag their employers down. 

The clock is winding down on the union era in America.  Hallelujah.