Public unions were a bad idea


Frank Wessling’s editorial, “Respect the union” (2/24/11) has nothing to do with respect.  Wisconsin Governor Walker is right that public unions are unaffordable for state and local governments.

Private company unions, which I support, have a more difficult situation with companies having the ability to move to a “right to work” state, go off-shore or go bankrupt (GMC).

When public unions got involved in partisan politics they lost a lot of public support. Is it any wonder why most public union dues go to those politicians who are supporters of pro-union contracts which are not in the best interest of good governance and the taxpayers?

Past liberal icons President Franklin Roosevelt and union leader George Meany had it right when they stated that public unions were a bad idea.


John Freeland

Mount Pleasant

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