Wednesday, March 09, 2011

The "Rights" of Public Employees, Part 34,557

We've established that there is no "right" to public-employee collective bargaining. It was a privilege granted by the (D) Government of Wisconsin in 1959.

Like cancer, it spread to California. And their employees have "rights" too!!!

At a time when San Jose faces more than a $100 million budget deficit and the prospect of hundreds of layoffs, San Jose City Councilman Pete Constant is battling with a City Hall employees' union over whether he should be forced to hire an administrative assistant.

They're going to arbitration over this "right" of the PEU to emplace their member in his office.

It gets better.

...That decision pleased the city's 214-member Confidential Employees Organization, which contends the city was required to confer with the union before Constant decided to eliminate the position. The job — which requires answering phones, scheduling appointments and making photocopies, among other duties — pays about $70,000 a year.

Less dues, of course.

HT: MoonBattery

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