By Taxpayers Association of Oregon
Sometimes unions get everything they want.
• In Oregon, government unions got one of the nation’s most lavish pension plans — so expensive that it has spent $26 billion more than what was raised, and no solution in sight.
• In Portland, teachers got one of the nation’s shortest schools years. Instead of being grateful or content, the same unions tried to push a 4-day in-person school week. The sky is the limit.
• Port unions in America received special protections and outrageous no-competition laws, which is why the supply chain is still a problem in America but not in similar countries (read our article on it).
Now we have the dissolving of a pro-immigration non-profit that has been active for over 27 years.
The Oregonian reports that the immigrant rights non-profit, Causa, is dissolving. The reporter cites a “… combative relationship with the union of its employees that it had voluntarily recognized in March 2020”.
The pandemic, inflation and financial troubles severely wounded the non-profit. Causa said “… union leadership has been unwilling to enter mediation or put a fair contract offer for a vote, focusing instead on a damaging public pressure campaign.”
Instead of helping the workers in time of crisis, it appears the union was unsympathetic, uncompromising and greedy to the end.
Now the non-profit is dissolving and everyone will lose their job.
That is the sad state of too many modern unions.