Posts Tagged ‘Unions’

We all know how it goes, some union is outraged over some percieved, or real slight by the company their due-paying members work for.

Whatever the issue the unions first-line of defense (Offense actually) is the picket line.

Mid-Atlantic Regional Council of Carpenters claim non-union workers are being used on a project inside the McPherson Building located in Washington D.C.

So they did what unions do, they hit the bricks outside the McPherson Building.

Unfortunatly those pounding the pavement for the most part aren’t members of the union.

They are what most unions would call scabs.

Unless you’re the union that has hired non-union workers, at minimum wage, to walk the line.

“For a lot of our members, it’s really difficult to have them come out, either because of parking or something else,” explains Vincente Garcia, a union representative who is supervising the picketing.

In other words, they’re too damn lazy, or enthroalled with their Nintendo WII, to get off their collective asses to picket.

The article goes on to say that a lot of protest groups and advocacy groups have hit a bonanza with the unemployed. They can hire them at min. wage and swell their groups and pad their numbers in public.

But keep that in mind the next time numbers are quoted at a protest or rally for something.

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