If you’ve been a visitor to thelibertjournal.com before, it’s obvious I rail on worker unions regularly; both public and private. Well, you pay the wages of our federal government employees, who in turn use your tax dollars to pay dues to worker unions who, in compliance with current federal policy (and other Administration’s policies), advocate for protected and interminable jobs accommodated with bloated taxpayer-supported salaries and benefits, while using taxpayer-supported union dues to contribute to the political candidates who will ultimately be paid a taxpayer-supported salary for passing legislation to keep increasing the size and cost of our taxpayer-supported limited government, while the taxpayer-funded unions continue growing its rank and file in order to ignore the will of their real boss – the American taxpayer.
One of the unions representing SSA, NASA, Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC), DOE, DOJ, and many agencies within our Federal Government is the International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers (IFPTE) in which I’ll quote from their website:
Building Political Influence Through Contract Language
…public employees can elect who their boss is…Through political action, public employees can help elect candidates who share their interests. These elected officials set policy and establish laws that directly affect public employees’ working terms and conditions…Attempts to gain political influence can take many forms—endorsing candidates, campaigning, advertising, voting, contributing funds or lobbying…bargaining language in the contract. Members could potentially negotiate language that will afford them the opportunity to participate in and support political activities.
The proliferation of unionization within our Federal Government is intensifying at a time of national fiscal and moral crisis. The rush to grow the union’s rank and file at the expense of our tax dollars is a fraud perpetuated against America.
IFPTE is a member of UNI.
IFPTE also belongs to the Union Network International (UNI) which is a worldwide organization of 800 labor unions dedicated to advancing the skills and services of its members in the new global economy.
By the way, UNI is holding rallies around the world in support of Egyptian social justice and economic reforms.
UNI affiliates along with their national trade union centres continue to hold demonstrations and actions throughout this week in support of Egyptian workers.
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