Unionized public employees still have it pretty good compared to many: we have a pension; we have quality health insurance; and we have due process. There aren”t many working adults who enjoy all three protections. And those who do find themselves in a shrinking minority each year. So it isn’t that difficult to figure out why we, our benefits, and our collective bargaining protections are coming under constant attack these days. Those who “have” are getting little sympathy from taxpayers who “have not.”
All of this adds up to a simmering resentment towards public employees that plays itself out in a variety of different ways, both political and legal. Whether it’s education reform, health care reform or pension reform, it’s safe to say that when you hear the word “reform,” you’d better look twice.
Voting for candidates at the local, state and national levels whose views we support; getting out to work on their campaigns; letting our elected representatives know when we don’t approve of their actions whether it is through lobbying, rallying and marching, or sending an email are all ways you can make your voice heard.
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