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As many of you know, I told you that the left liked to take out of context what Ronald Reagan said about unions and how he talked about George Meany. Remember him, he was the President of the
"Ronald Reagan - Liberty State Park [Pt. 1] "
"Ronald Reagan -
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Here's an important part from this speech:
"On this day, dedicated to American working men and women, may I tell you the vision that I have of a new Administration and of a new Congress, filled with new members dedicated to the values that we honor today?
Beginning in January of 1981, American workers will once again be heeded. Their needs and values will be acted upon in
I happen to be the only president of a union ever to be a candidate for President of the
Now he wasn’t speaking about public sector unions and George Meany in the same fashion, but showing you the differences between private unions and public unions.
Let’s review for those that didn’t read the history of George Meany.
George Meany former pres of afl-cio was AGAINST PUBLIC unions.
“It is impossible to bargain collectively with the government.”
That wasn’t Newt Gingrich, or Ron Paul, or Ronald Reagan talking. That was George Meany -- the former president of the A.F.L.-C.I.O -- in 1955. Government unions are unremarkable today, but the labor movement once thought the idea absurd.
Public sector unions insist on laws that serve their interests -- at the expense of the common good. The founders of the labor movement viewed unions as a vehicle to get workers more of the profits they help create. Government workers, however, don’t generate profits. They merely negotiate for more tax money. When government unions strike, they strike against taxpayers. F.D.R. considered this “unthinkable and intolerable.
Not only did President Franklin Delano Roosevelt write in 1937: “All government employees should realize that the process of collective bargaining, as usually understood, cannot be transplanted into the public service,” but as recently as 1959, the