Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Hey, this sounds reasonable...taxpayers pay ALL of AFGE union operating costs

In this article, we’ll look at the same negotiation with another union proposal addressing AFGE’s demand that all its operating costs be covered by the Agency. (The proposal is at the bottom of this article.) Well, that’s no surprise but the scope of the proposal certainly is. Congressmen have questioned the cost of official time at over $100 million per year. While that is certainly a low ball estimate (coming from OPM), it doesn’t scratch the surface of the funds unions demand in the form of office space, conference space, equipment and services. I don’t think the Federal labor law was designed to subsidize union organizing, political activity or whatever but that appears the effect. Let’s see what AFGE expenses it wants us to cover.