Unions Protest at FreedomWorks Headquarters

Michael Duncan

A veritable who’s who of public and private sector unions including AFSCME, NEA, SEIU, AFT, ATU, and the Teamsters descended on the FreedomWorks office building today to block state reforms aimed to curb their exhorbitant union power in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Tennessee and Ohio.

Interested only in perpetuating reckless spending and bloated state budgets, these unions are determined to protect their cozy relationship with big government while leaving the taxpayers to foot the bill. States facing billions of dollars in debt cannot afford union payoffs any more…

Faced with billions of dollars in debt, responsible Governors and state legislators are taking a stand against public sector unions. We need YOUR help now to support our effort to “Save Our States”…

Want to help make YOUR voice heard? Here are some other ways you can impact each of these legislative battles to “Save Our States”:

In Ohio, Governor [John] Kasich has introduced SB5 to start merit-based pay, stop automatic pay increases and end collective bargaining for state and local employees. Send your letter of support NOW!

In Indiana, Governor Mitch Daniels is focusing on SB575, a bill to end collective bargaining for public school teachers’ unions. Send your letter of support NOW!

In Wisconsin, Governor Scott Walker is trying to pass his Budget Repair bill which asks public employees to pay modestly into their health and retirement benefits while ending collective bargaining. Send your letter of support NOW!

In Tennessee, Senator Jack Johnson and Rep. Debra Young Maggart of Tennessee have introduced corresponding pieces of legislation to prevent collective bargaining between teachers’ unions and local school boards. Send your letter of support NOW!

In Pennsylvania, Sen. Piccola and Sen. Williams are pushing for SB1, the Opportunity Scholarship and Educational Improvement Tax Credit Act, to allow parents to take their children out of failing schools and enroll them in another public, charter or private schools. This bill will vastly reduce the monopoly power of the teachers’ unions in Pennsylvania. Send your letter of support NOW!

Reforming compensation and benefits while ending collective bargaining are all vital ways we can rein in state and local employees from continuing to outpace the private sector while paying little or nothing into their own benefit packages.

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