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It's funny how all you hear from the right wing is about how much trouble the unions were/are.

Three articles about unions in today's paper.

1) The damage done to the state by public employee pensions. Pensions workers in the private sector can only dream of. Pensions that are not affected by market fluctuations, like everyone else's retirements, because they are guaranteed by taxpayer money, even while those taxpayers see their wealth drop. Pensions that require cuts in education, public safety and other state functions to keep intact.

2) The longshoreman union, driving international business out of Portland and harming farmers throughout the PNW and upper midwest who can't move their grain.

3) Twinkies -- one union killing all its own jobs and thousands of jobs for other unions.

It's time for public employee unions to be eviscerated as they were in Wisconsin, which realized large and immediate budgetary benefits and saved thousands of jobs as a result. And for the entire country to become right-to-work.

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