Public sector unions are the destroying cities and schools. We live in an age of driverless cars and yet the unions demand we have drivers on the MBTA subways.
Howie Carr had a good piece this week discussing retirement age at 50 at the MBTA and getting full pensions. Even bankrupt countries in Europe require workers to stay on the job to 62. These sweatheart union deals are not sustainable for tax payers
As you may recall the Toll Collectors Union fought E- Z Pass in NH for years regardless of the traffic lines or the cost to tax payers.
Public Sector Unions serve their membership. Their first responsibility is to the members. This is a direct conflict with the concept of public service; serving the public first.
Marty Walsh was elected by heavy turnout from unions across the city. At a time when unions bankrupted Detroit and General Motors; at time when teachers unions have held back all reforms in our education systems; how is electing a “union guy” a good thing. Boston can’t afford as Mike Ross said about the Firefighters Union ” double digit increases for showing up sober”. We can’t afford business as usual.
It will be interesting to see if Marty Walsh works for the citizens of Boston’s or the unions who got him elected