Wednesday, November 24, 2004

Holiday Turkeys

Just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday, hundreds of toll collectors went on strike this morning in PA. I find it interesting that the state offered them fully-paid health care benefits and annual raises, which their union refused---the same benefits the state successfully fought when its AFSCME and SEIU workers were negotiating their contracts.

I also find it interesting that, after locking the latter workers into a 4-year contract without even COLA increases, the state's legislators, the same ones who walked out on efforts to fund mass transit (leaving millions of people and businesses potentially stranded), those legislators are now standing at the trough with their hands out, waiting for a 20% raise on top of their COLA increases. How long are PA's people going to keep voting these clowns back in office?

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