April 21, 2012 in Letters, Opinion

Stamp out public unions

 

You are to be commended for daring to call attention to the “unrealistic and unreasonable prepayments into Postal Service pension and retiree funds” that were imposed under a union contract, having the force of law, that requires pre-funding of retiree benefits for 70 years into the future from only five years of USPS earnings.

A key problem with public sector employees unions is that in negotiating union agreements the interests of the union are represented on one side by union officials, and on the management side by legislators that owe their election to union donations to their election campaigns.

There was a reason that President Franklin D. Roosevelt was opposed to government employee unions. The people that must pay the bill are under-represented, and get shafted.

Leonard C. Johnson

Moscow, Idaho


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