Perhaps more than any other American, Gerald W. McEntee has surfed the rising tide of public sector unions to success and power.Here's some proof McEntee and AFSME are FOS:
As leader of the largest union of state and local government workers for three decades, he has amassed enormous political influence and a huge campaign war chest that he has not hesitated to use to advance his union’s interests.
But now, with public sector unions under attack in deficit-plagued states and cities nationwide, Mr. McEntee faces the biggest challenge of his career — avoiding a wipeout.
In Wisconsin and Ohio, newly enacted laws will cripple the bargaining rights of 200,000 members of his union and may cause many to quit, jeopardizing the union’s dues base and political clout.
The union, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, known as Afscme (pronounced AF-skmee), is also under assault in Florida and New Jersey, where governors and lawmakers are seeking to curb bargaining rights or achieve far-reaching concessions on what many say are overly generous health benefits and pensions.
1 - They aren't going after Democrat governors in states like Colorado in order to get the collective bargaining rights they lost in Wisconsin.
2 - In 30 years his union grew by 500,000 - that's a measly 17,000/year, hardly setting the world on fire.
3- He's afraid that changes like the ones in Wisconsin will mean he and his union will lose their POWER because they won't always be able to neogtiate with their allies (Democrats) and screw the taxpayer.
I HOPE AND PRAY AFSCME AND SEIU ARE WIPED OUT.
THEY REPRESENT LESS THAN 9% OF THE POPULATION AND IT'S HIGH TIME THE REST OF US STOPPED GETTING SCREWED BY THEM AND THEY'RE WHORES IN THE DEMOCRAT PARTY.