Statements about Unions
"During my eight years as county executive, we cut the number of county workers by 20 percent."
Says administrator salaries were increased, "but other school employees were left behind."
"If your plan is the result of collective bargaining, no subsequent changes by anybody -- insurance companies, Obamacare -- can force your grandfathered policy to change."
"Six years after unionization, 20,000 fewer children in Illinois were being served by the Child Care and Development Fund program."
Some "20,000 Delphi salaried retirees lost up to 70 percent of their pensions" as a result of "political favoritism and backroom deals."
Says unions call Obamacare "bad for workers."
Says President Franklin Delano Roosevelt "felt there wasn’t a need in the public sector to have collective bargaining because the government is the people."
Says Virginia saved $300 million by rebidding a Metrorail construction project to exclude guaranteed union contracts.
"Even the employees’ union for the IRS -- the very people in charge of enforcing this law -- are begging to be let out from under this law."
On residency requirements for public workers
Says Terry McAuliffe "opposes" Virginia’s right-to-work law.
Says TriMet spends "$10.3 million in police contracts" a year for 56 transit police who must respond to non-transit calls
Says "Did you know that if you accepted the District's proposal today you would have NO pay increase for 4 years? Seven years of frozen wages = Disrespect."
Says "PPS employees have paid their own PERS contributions for many years."
Says, "The Democrats' proposed budget is also balanced by using more in new tax revenue than in total PERS reform or savings."
"There is no clinical evidence that vaccinating healthcare workers protects patients."
Employers and schools have no right to conduct "surveillance of a dorm room or a worker’s cubicle."
Says the pension and health benefits reform "eliminated collective bargaining for health benefits."
Public employees receive "something like 25 percent of the paychecks that are issued in Rhode Island."
Says Jon Corzine "gave away 14 percent raises over 4 years and he stood on the front steps of the Capitol at a public-sector union rally and said, 'I will fight to get you a great contract.’"
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