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- Down and out in New York, or maybe not
FDR & AFL CIO were against collective Bargaining!
By Bob Jentges (Editor Emeritus, Clarion Advisory) 2-24-11
Newspapers are replete with articles about public employee protests in
Wisconsin, Indiana, and Ohio. Most articles in the news sections were
factually objective, but a February 21, 2011 front page article in the New
York Times gave a “news” report (Union Bonds in Wisconsin Begin to Fray),
which seemed to include what they think should happen with respect to the
The way I read the article, the Times seems to suggest throwing
public sector employees under the bus, so to speak, for the general good of
the national Democrat Party, apparently because those unions are unpopular
with the overwhelming majority of voters.
How these confrontations in various states will eventually play out is an
open question. But as we try to find a solution for the problem, I think it
is important to explore how, or why, we allowed the problem to develop and
In his August 16, 1937 letter to the President of the National
Federation of Federal Employees, FDR said, in part:
” All Government employees should realize that collective bargaining, as usually understood, cannot be transported into the public service…The very nature and purpose of Government make it impossible for administrative officials to represent fully or to bind the employer in mutual discussions with Government employee organizations…The employee is the whole people, who speak by means of laws enacted by their representatives in Congress…Particularly I want to emphasize my conviction that militant tactics have no place in the functions of any organizations of Government employees.”
In 1955 George Meany, president of the AFL-CIO at the time, said:
“It is impossible to bargain collectively with the Government.”
Hopefully this situation can be resolved peacefully and in the best
interests of all the tax paying citizens of the respective states and our
I am not a Democrat, but if the advice of FDR and George Meany had been taken, this present divisive situation may never have developed !
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