Thought this was interesting, from the website of the National Association of Government Employees (NAGE):
Collective bargaining agreements, wages, benefits and job security are negotiated and/or overseen by elected officials. In order to protect our best interests, we must be involved with electing these representatives—especially in the current fiscal environment where public employees are being increasingly targeted by politicians bent on layoffs, cutbacks and downsizing.
Targeted by politicians bent on layoffs? Just targeted out of the blue, for no reason, right?
Um, NAGE/ SEIU, it’s not just politicians that want government downsized.