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Topic - Eric Opiela
Eric Opiela, a delegate from Karnes City, Texas, said most delegates in Tampa think that public-sector unions generally are "destructive to [government] reform and in cutting the deficit."
"They'll say that teachers unions are standing in the way of reform but that average teachers we love and respect and that it's a bad system that's holding them back," he said.