Schwach is Correct
Howard Schwach is correct in his article on February 11, 2011. The unions are being made the scapegoat by the mayor. Union workers, whether they are police, courts, fire or sanitation, have worked weekends and are away from their families. The overtime they receive is well deserved. Teachers put in longer hours to help children get a good education. Therefore, city and state workers have bills to pay.
We do not get bonuses like Wall Street, or $220 million dollars for hitting a baseball. We are not the sole cause of the financial condition the city and state are in. We should not have to pay for the mistakes of others.