House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi came out strongly in support of Wisconsin teacher and students who are protesting Gov. Scott Walker’s proposal to public employees of collective bargaining rights. Walkers proposal is to help prevent the layoff of 10,000 state employees.
Pelosi told reporters Friday that the protests are “an extraordinary show of democracy in action.”
“Wisconsin’s workers, teachers and public servants must have a seat at the table to fight for a safe workplace,” she said. “I stand in solidarity with the Wisconsin workers fighting for their rights, especially for all the students and young people leading the charge.”
Franklin Delano Roosevelt said “The process of collective bargaining, as usually understood, cannot be transplanted into the public service,” Roosevelt wrote in 1937 to the National Federation of Federal Employees. Yes, public workers may demand fair treatment, wrote Roosevelt. But, he wrote, “I want to emphasize my conviction that militant tactics have no place” in the public sector. “A strike of public employees manifests nothing less than an intent on their part to prevent or obstruct the operations of Government.”
FDR not a fan of unions for taxpayer paid employees.. Obviously they don’t make Democrats like they used to..