...at least four federal labor unions rallied in support of the Occupy movement in a Lafayette Square demonstration Thursday... On the day that a House committee approved legislation that would cut the federal workforce by 10 percent and during a time when federal employees are in a battle to protect their pay, benefits and jobs, federal union members gathered with other labor organizations to back the national Occupy movement’s call for economic justice.
...“Most federal employees consider themselves to be part of the 99 percent,” Saul Schniderman, president of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Library of Congress Guild, said after the rally. “And many of us believe in the principles of social justice, just like the protesters in Occupy D.C. Everyone needs to pay their fair share, and this includes Wall Street corporations with their record profits and their CEOs with their skyrocketing salaries. I rallied today with other federal workers and unions to protest the influence that today’s modern-day robber barons have on our economy.”
...AFSCME, whose Council 26 represents federal workers, has contributed rain tarps and more than 100 rain ponchos to Occupy D.C. campers in McPherson Square, said Carl Goldman, executive director of the council. IFPTE donated umbrellas on a rainy day last week when Junemann and his legislative director, Matthew Biggs, visited the McPherson occupiers...
...“We’re part of what they are fighting for,” said Lane Bodner, a staff member of the American Postal Workers Union. “We’re not trying to impose our agenda on them, but we do think they overlap.”
These leftist hacks are the poster-children for union abuse of taxpayers.
Consider: without even counting Solyndra, there are at least 100 criminal investigations Of Obama Stimulus Spending, according to the Department of Energy's Inspector General.
But I guess we're not paying enough in taxes. So we'll have to pony up 10% more, because we're deadbeats. The public sector unions deserve even more of our money. Our families don't need it as much as the unions do.
So give 'til it hurts.