Your Thursday article “Protesters picket at SNHRA offices” quotes Byron Peterson, an employee and the union’s chief steward at the housing authority, as saying, “What’s our incentive to do a good job?” He is talking about the union’s demand to reinstate merit-based raises.
It is very simple, Mr. Peterson. Your incentive is continued employment, which your statement illustrates to me that you are not likely deserving of. A 16-year-old on his first day on the job flipping burgers or bagging groceries likely has already figured that out.
When I was a 12-year-old cutting lawns, that concept was already clear to me.
This entitlement mentality by unions, especially in the public sector, is one reason I have a basic contempt for them, as do a great percentage of the American public. I take heart in watching the demise of the unions that have cost us taxpayers so much with no input or choice in the matter, especially when I see this obnoxious in-your-face type of attitude from a union leader.