Only in the plaid world of liberals and labor unions is property destruction, intimidation and other assorted thug-like behavior considered good public policy, while efforts by elected lawmakers to hold public servants accountable for taxpayer money are deemed “bullying” and “witch hunts”.
Case in point: the Michigan Education Association, the teacher’s union, is calling on lawmakers to stop bothering public schools and universities with inquiries as to why they are selling their employees down the river with extended union contracts to avoid Michigan’s new Right to Work law.
The schools, unions and higher education folks claim that taxpayer’s are getting a “bargain” with the new longer contracts that lock in union dues for the MEA, and other unions, well past the traditional three year contracts. Really? Then why are they so shy about coming to Lansing and proudly showing the taxpayers what they got for the long contract sell out?
A quick policy primer for our folks in the education community:
Lawmakers are responsible for holding public institutions and employees accountable for good stewardship of the taxpayer dollars entrusted to them. This is called “doing the job they were elected to do”.
“Bullying” and “Witch Hunts” are when a labor union threatens its members (forced to join to keep their job) with lawsuits and intimidation if they dare consider leaving the union.