Getting rid of unions is not the answer

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first_imgIllogical thinking no longer astonishes because it manifests itself so often. Case in point is Ray Weidman’s Nov. 25 letter complaining about the 20 percent cut to his Teamsters Union pension.While his complaint is legitimate and his anger perfectly understandable (No one should have to endure cuts to a promised pension after years of work.), his conclusion — that New York should be a non-union “right-to-work” state — is completely illogical.If there were no unions, there would be no union pensions and Mr. Weidman would be collecting zero dollars every month. Thanks to the union, he will at least collect 80 percent of his expected pension dollars every month for the remainder of what I hope is a very long life.Jerry JasinskiNiskayunaMore from The Daily Gazette:Niskayuna girls’ cross country wins over BethlehemEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusPuccioni’s two goals help Niskayuna boys’ soccer top Shaker, remain perfectEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidation Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinionlast_img

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