Money for Nothing: Phoenix taxpayers foot the bill for union work | Goldwater Institute
This is why public service unions should be outlawed. This is utter and complete crap that it cost Phoenix $3.7 million to support the union, that then demands higher wages and greater benefits. The union doesn't support these people the taxpayer does and apparently to the tune of 100% and then some. I wonder how long this has been going on and how long it will be allowed to continue. I appreciate that the police officers and firefighters have difficult jobs, but I wonder how much more money the bottom of that group would get paid if the top of that chain wasn't stealing $3.7 million a year. I hate unions because they steal money out of everyone's pocket and especially their members and I do know of what I speak because I was in the Labors Union. The whole BS about get better wages and benefits is only true for the top layer, ask any auto bottom rung auto assemblyman. They take all the cuts while the top members get all the sweet deals, but you stay long enough you rise to the top and all that money. The problem is that all humans are greedy little bastards and everyone wants more and more regardless of the consequences. This goes for management as well as the unions, and the biggest money sucking group of bastards are the politicians. Ever see a poor man in Congress? This madness won't stop until the people rise up and say enough.