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February 24, 2011

This Is How It Works ... Not!


"Never underestimate the power of human stupidity."
Robert A. Heinlein

Not satisfied with pissing off most of the population of Wisconsin, the leaders of the state's labor organizations are now planning to put on their big boy pants and ratchet public indignation up a few more notches by starting a general strike. From Weasel Zippers:
MADISON, Wis. — If Gov. Scott Walker and Republican legislators pass a union bill that restricts collective bargaining rights, some labor groups in Madison said they would endorse the entire of a general strike of unions around Wisconsin.

The South Central Federation of Labor endorsed the idea of a strike at its meeting on Monday night, but they didn’t “call” for a strike, since members said they don’t have the power to do so. However, members of the group said they now start needing to educate the public about the possibility, to explain why they feel this may be needed.

“We’ve set up a committee to set up the education process. We’ll be working with other labor bodies, and church groups,” said Carl Aniel, AFSCME Labor Federation delegate. “This action is designed to put control back in the hands of people doing all this work.”
Sorry to bust your bubble, Carl, but that's not how it works. The people doing the work are paid to do the work; the people who pay to have the work done are the ones who call the shots. The rest of the country gets it, why don't the unions?

14 comments:

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Poor Carl thinks the whole country is behind this stupidity. They forget the one group that seems to be overlooked here. You F***ing moron ... "We the People", or you might know us as the tax payers, are flat ass tired of paying for your crap, Carl!

Nickie Goomba said...

The unions are beginning to sense that a big change in voters' thinking is at hand. They can smell the death surrounding them.

Lucy Stern said...

Public sentiment is what got the unions so big in the first place; they need to realize it will also show them the door.

Goodnight Vienna said...

I dislike the way they say they're going to work with 'church groups' - as if that gives them some moral high ground. It's the same with the greenies as well. Morality isn't the preserve of the Unions, the Church (at least not in England) or the ecomentalists. Morality *is* a concept known to political right-wingers too.

Actually, I wish we would ditch the terms 'left/right-wing' - in reality it's people against the encroachment of Big State.

sig94 said...

Odie - it's the same disease suffered by so many people who feel that they have a God-given right to the taxpayers teat. Liberal Entitlement Syndrome.

sig94 said...

Nickie - I hope so. But they're still determined to go down fighting. There may indeed be times when things get bloody out there, but not as the unions envision.

sig94 said...

Lucy - indeed public sentiment had a hand in the growth of the unions, but it was the government that got them into the big time. It was government that allowed thugs to establish union shops and then looked the other way at the graft and corruption by union bosses and their multi-billion dollar pension funds. Los Vegas was built this way.

sig94 said...

GV - it all depends on the church group. Some churches are nothing but social clubs who have abandoned God's teaching completely. They have an appearance of godliness but inside they are like rotting tombs.

See Matt. 23:27
"Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You are like whitewashed tombs, which look beautiful on the outside but on the inside are full of dead men's bones and everything unclean."

LL said...

When old man Vito Goomba first came off the boat (With Out Papers), he organized people and when they went against him, he 'made them an offer they couldn't refuse'.

Today, union organizers in Wisconsin are trying the same time-proven tactics with school teachers. Old man Vito would have advised that they stuck with pimps, bookies and loan sharks...

Goodnight Vienna said...
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sig94 said...

LL - pimps, bookies and loan sharks - Oh My!

Maybe it's just me, but it just doesn't carry the same level of menace when a Home Ec teacher threatens to burn your creme brulee if you don't pay up.

The_Kid said...

Nickie is exactly right. I say to the unions, Bring it on. Strike the hell out of yourselves.

You participated in the boom cycle now you don't want to feel any of the bust. Too damn bad. It's that simple.

They Say/We Say said...

It's right in front of us. The WAR against the Middle Class.
There is a law in Texas, passed by the Dems when they were in control (written/sponsored) by One Famous Tx. Dem. He is dead now; but is said he is legislating from the grave. It seems that the Bill passed the he wrote/sponsored, says that if the Edu./Schools cannot be financed adequately, there will be a amendment on the Ballot for the people to vote for State Income Tax.
Don't that beat all-controlling the State's affairs from the Grave!

Guy Average said...

@Goodnight Vienna: They're going to work with "church groups" that are liberal and are for collective bargaining, and for collective farms for that matter...

Those groups are out there. Some are pretty large. Search for Jim Wallis for starters.