Cindy Lou Baker
Sometimes unions need to be strong and other times they need to step back and see the bigger picture. They are tax payers too after all and the more they fight for benefits for the few, the more the rest of us, along with the few will have to pay. In Wisconsin, I think the day of the big state pension needs to be over. New employees have the most to lose but I'm certain there will be a new retirement program to replace the old. I do have to say that the federal unions I'm familiar with are simply there to save worthless employee's jobs. Most honest employees that work hard and are able to get along with all types of managers don't have any problems that require union help and most of them can usually defend themselves and don't need to cry for the unions to save them.