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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Public Service Unions Are Ticks On Societies Ass

Every once in a while even I am amazed at the sheer ignorance of unions and the depth that these unions will go to pick the last piece of carrion off the corpse that Detroit has long been. The buzzards have long since stopped hovering over Detroit and have settled in for the feast but even now with strips of its flesh dangling from the beaks of these carrion eaters the unions are busily going through the cities pockets and prying the coppers off its eyes.

No Horses, But Detroit Water Department Employs 'Horseshoer'

Union head says it's 'not possible' to eliminate positions from bloated city entity

Despite having no horses, the water and sewerage department for the city of Detroit employs a horseshoer.
Yet even with a department so bloated that it has a horseshoer and no horses, the local union president said it is "not possible" to eliminate positions.
Union rules have turned the department into a government jobs program, some critics say.
The horseshoer’s job description is "to shoe horses and to do general blacksmith work … and to perform related work as required." The description was last updated in 1967.
The Detroit Water and Sewerage Department (DWSD) has a large debt, rising water prices and inefficient services — using almost twice the number of employees per gallon as other cities like Chicago.
A recent independent report about the DWSD recommends that the city trim more than 80 percent of the department’s workforce. The consultant who wrote the report found 257 job descriptions, including a horseshoer. Capitol Confidential sent a Freedom of Information Act request to the department for the salary, benefits and job description of the horseshoer position.

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