Union to Oregon Foster Parents: You’re next
As if helping kids weren’t hard enough, Oregon foster parents may one day be forced to join the powerful public-sector unions. A bill in Washington State already has been introduced to treat foster parents like state employees.
Nationwide, union membership is at historic lows. Today 92 percent of workers in the private sector do not belong to a union. The one area where union influence is growing is the public sector. The reason is simple – government cannot be put out of business, so there are no market forces to limit union demands.
As if unions didn't display their hatred for children enough with the government school system, now they want to punish the orphans?
And how broad can this definition of "state employee" go? Someone receiving unemployment insurance gets a check from the state, should they be union members?
Government creep is a slow but steady process and us frogs seem too stupid to jump out of the water.