Oregon SEIU Demands Higher Wages, More Vacation, Unicorn Rides

Posted on February 22, 2013 by

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Motoya Nakamura/The Oregonian

OK, I made that last one up.   But in a state with billions in unfunded liabilities, business-strangling environmental regulations, and an overtaxed, overburdened private sector, unicorn rides are about as realistic as any of their other demands.

Hannah Hoffman writes at the Statesman Journal:

The state’s largest public-sector union released a list of its bargaining demands on Thursday, and a few of them venture outside the traditional parameters of bargaining.

The Service Employees International Union Local 503 is asking the state to restore financial cuts it has made in recent years by dropping furlough days, boosting wages, granting a cost-of-living adjustment between 2 percent and 6 percent in each year of the contract, and adding vacation days.

Read more at the Statesman Journal

Know anybody in the private sector who has gotten a sweet deal like that since the Great Recession began four years ago?  Yeah, neither do I.   Why  should they get perks that the struggling taxpayers who pay their salaries don’t get?

Cross posted at ThoughtsFromAConservativeMom.com

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