Thursday, January 07, 2016

AFSCME opposes merit pay for Illinois workers who save taxpayers money

It's stories such as this one that remind me that unions are anachronisms.

From the State Journal-Register:
Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration is starting a new compensation system for some state workers that includes merit pay and bonuses for saving taxpayers money, a plan the former businessman says will make government more efficient.

But Illinois' largest public-employee union is balking at the Republican's idea, saying it's "ripe for abuse" and political favoritism and that bonuses shouldn't replace regular salary increases as Rauner has proposed.
That union is AFSCME Council 31.

With its outrageous pension demands--which to be fair Illinois politicians agreed to--public sector unions have been abusing taxpayers for decades.

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