Union Officials’ Same Old Song-Taxpayers Must Fund Us

North Carolina teachers, beware. You could lose your freedom to associate with the organizations of your choice.  Union officials in Durham, North Carolina union officials are proposing to permit monopoly bargaining, which is currently illegal in North Carolina.  With reminders of a large sanitation strike, union officials and proponents of a bargaining ordinance believe they will convince taxpayers (or perhaps only the town council) to pay for union members to strike and still get paid but not provide any services.  Other demands include allowing unions to participate in employee orientation meetings and access to taxpayer-funded buildings for union business.  Of course, they want the taxpayers to foot the bill for their activities, too.  Dawn Baumgartner Vaughn has the story in the Herald Sun.

Mayor Pro Tem Jillian Johnson presented the resolution, “In Support of Public Employee Collective Bargaining Rights and Rights for Employee Organizations,” at the council’s work session. The council will vote on it April 2 as part of the consent agenda, where items are typically approved without discussion.

AFSCME stands for the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees. A ruling in the case could determine worker payments of certain union fees.