Monday, December 14, 2009

A Rose By Any Other Name

I couldn't say this any more clearly myself:

Quote of the Week. "When your boss gives you a check and says you either have to give up part of it or lose your job, that's extortion." - Stephen Conn, former (and future?) candidate for president of the Detroit Federation of Teachers, discussing the district's proposal in which teachers would agree to a $250 deduction from their bi-weekly paychecks to close a $219 million budget deficit. (December 12 Detroit News)

All right, Stephen. If it's extortion when your boss does it, what is it when your union does it?


Forest said...

Great point!

Ellen K said...

So if the government tells you that you have to pay higher taxes for healthcare that they run or pay a hefty penalty, what do you call that?