Here’s the deadline to Dispatch’s “Daily Briefing” blog:
Kaisch: I’ll sit down with ‘unions that make things’
“With organized labor, look, the public-employee unions, particularly the teachers’ union, you know how I feel about them,” Kasich said during the Republican Governors Association’s annual meeting in San Diego this week, where there was a lot of talk from the governors and governors-elect about reigning in public employees’ pay and benefits.
“But for the unions that make things, I’m going to sit down with them. And I’ll tell you what, they’re going to become part of the solution, not part of this problem. And I’m going to give them a full opportunity to participate. … We’re going to give everybody a chance to pitch in.”
John Kasich’s dad was a postal carrier. He was represented by a public employee union. He wasn’t part of a union that “made things.”
And I don’t believe for a moment that young Johnny Kasich was ashamed that his daddy didn’t make anything but a living wage that kept young Johnny clothed, fed, and warm and dry with a roof over his head.
John Kasich could cut every public union benefit he could identify. It wouldn’t add up to substantial savings at all.
John Kasich needs to understand that public employee unions are the enemy, they’re part of his Administration. And they’re people with kids… like lil’ Johnny Kasich from McKees Rock, Pennsylvania was once.