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Wednesday, January 12, 2005

This is GREAT news!

Governor Mitch Daniels is eliminating the union contracts for 25,000 state employees, in order to more effectively overhaul state government. The contracts would have impeded a much-needed remodeling of the child welfare agency, which was involved in several high-profile, likely preventable deaths recently.

Predictably, union officials and their allies are unhappy. Here's one Democratic state representative, Greg Porter:
"Gov. Daniels has spoken long and loud about supporting those hard-working state employees who dedicate their lives to helping the people of Indiana, but now it appears that he does not support their efforts to earn a decent wage."


How about this, Representative Porter? How about we encourage these employees to work hard enough to earn a decent wage? Let their reward be commensurate to their efforts.

Government workers have a perception of not caring about their job, of being inefficient, and of being the worst of the lot. Certainly, every state employee who is unhappy with the new governor can leave and find a better-paying job in the private sector, right? Right???


3 Comments:

At 10:17 PM, Blogger 1138 said...

Wrong

 
At 11:03 PM, Blogger Greg said...

Then focus on making the answer "Right."

 
At 11:37 PM, Blogger gecko said...

In a somewhat related post by Professor Bainbridge, he explains that due to unions, companies' Board of Directors need not worry about employee welfare, only shareholder profit (at least that's what i got out of it). Is it lawyers or unions that are the cause of our economic woes?

 

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