CBS show ‘Mike and Molly’ takes jabs at public-sector unions

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MADISON, Wis. — When most Hollywood sitcoms get political, it’s usually the right-wing that’s in the crosshairs.

Mike and MollyBut in at least one instance, the shoe has been placed on the other foot.

A recent episode of CBS’s hit show “Mike and Molly” takes the aforementioned black sheep approach by throwing jabs at the over-reaching power of some public-sector unions.

The scene in question comes after Molly, played by Melissa McCarthy, has a minor mental breakdown and quits her position as a school teacher by abruptly leaving her classroom through a window.

But after realizing how her actions may affect her family’s well-being, Molly goes in front of the school board to try to keep her job.

That should be a piece of cake, according to her union representative.

Watch the clip here:

“Mike and Molly” takes place in Chicago, a city whose fiscal house is in disorder, partly because of union control over teacher and public employee contracts.

Members of American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees Local 1028 also went on strike this week after receiving an offer from Will County that would’ve given workers a 14.5 percent pay raise and have taxpayers pick up 90 percent of their health insurance costs, Illinois Watchdog has reported.

Authored by Adam Tobias

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