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Nursing home lawsuit typical for a union

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One of the key functions of a union leader is to fight for members’ jobs and wages, so we suppose it’s appropriate that the union representing workers at Saratoga County’s Maplewood Manor nursing home has decided to sue over plans to sell the facility to a private operator. For taxpayers’ sake, though, we hope the effort fails — and soon. In its suit, the Civil Service Employees Association has cited what seems like a petty ...

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March 28, 2013
6:25 a.m.

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Wow. This Gazette editorial has whiffs of conservatism in it. I wonder if the author will pen something relating to the taxpayer sink hole currently under construction in Schenectady County?

March 28, 2013
7:03 a.m.

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And yet another shot over the bow of unions for the Gazettes unabashed bias against anything union. Had they done their homework, and why let facts get in the way of good old union bashing, they would have found that the "root cause" of nursing home funding problems comes from inadequate reimbursement rates, not the employees.

Maybe the Gazette would prefer to send all old people off into the woods to die, thus saving them their obvious dismay of showing any respect for our seniors who need help.

March 28, 2013
7:50 a.m.

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Public employee unions? You complain about taxes and poor education? NYS school budget is 70% teacher salary, retirement and healthcare 70%. That leaves 30% for the kids and the schools, something is very wrong here.