Even more then with their monetary demands is the fact that the teachers are taking to the picket line.
Oh, the fuss they make when a snow day has to be taken. We have to have the children in the class room so many days of the year. It's the law. The hypocrisy!
It's against the law for teachers to strike. Yet there they are. Not only breaking the law by striking, but lying about it to boot by calling in sick! These are teachers. We pay them to teach our children. And what are the kids learning? That it's okay to break the law when it hits the pocket book? That it's okay to lie when it hits the pocket book? Every last one of the should be fired. The parents should demand it and the school districts should enforce it.
Then there is the political side of the issue. The governor ran on bringing the unions into line. And he has the votes in the legislature to do it. So what do the Democrats do rather than their job? Run out of state and hide hoping to force a concession from the governor. Stay in session and vote! It's your job. The state should dock your pay every day you're absent!
The final degradation is the President taking sides in a state issue by having his pro union organizers get involved. He is way out of bounds.
I have no problem with an organization that works for the best interests of its members, but when they over reach in tactics and the results are harmful to others, then it needs to be addressed. Such is the way it is with unions today. Are those richer benefits really worth the millions they add to deficits? Are the tactics used to obtain them really the way your business should be conducted. Can you really be proud of either?
This is really a case where the "haves" are thumbing their nose at the needs of the "have nots." It's not pretty. Unfortunately, it does seem to be American.