Do public sector employees have a right to future benefits?

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    Pensions are not ironclad in the private sector, why should they be in the public sector?


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    Why should employers be allowed to change the terms of employment after the employee agreed to those terms?

    The biggest reason is union labor is still alive in the public sector while the Republicans have all but finished unions in the public sector. The GOP is working on public sector unions but the public has had enough.

    Unions have a contract, a legal document that lays out the terms of employment while private sector employees are nothing more than serfs these days.

    Do you believe contracts to be binding or only when they serves the best interests of the master?
     
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    Good point.

    Employers should be prohibited by law from giving raises or more benefits because that is amending the contract after someone is hired.

    By the way, thanks for proving you are so stupid you should not be allowed near a computer.
     
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    Uh, because the employer owns the business and there is nothing in an employment contract that says pensions are guaranteed? Let's turn your logic around for a moment. Why should employees be allowed to quit after the employer agreed to hire them? That work for you too?

    Nobody's this stupid...
     
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    Government workers have a right to anything they can negotiate just as the government has the right to challenge the negotiations. The concept is simple. The problem for the fat cat civil service unions is that Americans are getting wise and putting pressure on government to curb some of the lavish benefits. Every teacher who played hooky in Wisconsin order to (smoke a little dope?) play anti-establishment radical should have been fired. It's an indication of the quality (or lack of it) in today's union based education system.
     

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