Archive for the ‘Unions’ Category

To me, this is pretty simple.  There is this mentality in the RI public sector unions that you can retire after 20 years.  Ok, sure, I have no problem with that.  But how did they get that mentality?  It is because that is when their pension is fully vested.  Rather than seeing it as a […]


I frequently read articles that make me think, I should blog about that, but then I get distracted by some new shiny object, like a set of keys.  However today’s ProJo article about the dealings of Donald Ianazzi and Senator Dominic Ruggerio (who’s been mentioned before in this blog) are exactly what’s wrong with Rhode […]


What does  Rhode Island General Law (RIGL) 28-14-3.1 say? whenever any employer provides for a payroll deduction for any purpose, the employer shall transfer those funds deducted to the appropriate person, agency, partnership, or corporation entitled to the money deducted So what does that lawyer-speak actually say?  It basically says that all union dues must be […]


I don’t know why I continue to read stories about union protests in this state anymore.  They’re simply rhetoric and hate and a total lack of education of a problem.  Ironic though that the problem is a lack of education when it comes to those in the teaching profession.  Let’s take a look at some […]


So the Providence teachers are upset that they all got termination, not layoff, notices yesterday.  And they have no idea why. One teacher said she feels “disrespected”.  Why?  The city is merely following the law.  According to the law and the teachers’ contract, the school board must notify any teacher by March 1 if their […]


So the word went out on Monday.  The Rhode Island labor leaders would be having a protest under the rotunda at the RI State House.  There are no current contract negotiations with the state’s unions, there are no bills in the Assembly to limit their collective bargaining power and none of them have been wronged […]


First there was Wisconsin and now Indiana.  Not just budget troubles or just anti-union governors, but instead we have Democrats who choose to run instead of doing their job.  Both state legislatures are facing a stalemate where the Republican-controlled legislatures are looking to pass some tough new laws curbing the rights of public sector unions. […]