Official Time: Officially Outrageous

Would you be upset if you learned that your local tax dollars were funding a rival sports team in another state? Of course, but that, thankfully, is far-fetched proposition. (Unfortunately, your local tax dollars may well be subsidizing a professional sports team in your state.)

But what if you learned your federal tax dollars were being spent funding an organization you don’t belong to, and which may have a political agenda you vehemently disagree with? You’d be steamed, of course. Unfortunately, unlike with the sports analogy, this is exactly what is happening with so-called “official time.”

“Official time” refers to the process by which a union worker conducts union business while on the job. When it comes to government employees, that means you and I are paying for union members to do union business when they are supposed to be doing our business.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>