Posts Tagged ‘Unions’

Reality vs Union Spin

Posted by Troy on 13th December 2012 in Current Events, Political

People who are against the right to work laws would say something like, “without unions, there would be no minimum wage laws or safety regulations.”  While it is true that unions were instrumental in getting these measures passed, it is erroneous to assume that the defeat of unions would lead to the automatic repeal of these measures.  Let me tell you what will happen:  the laws will still be on the books with no danger of ever being repealed.  Life will go on as usual.

Once upon a time, unions acted with the interest of their union members at heart.  This is because they were workers too.  The way unions used to work is that they would band together.  They would find the smartest guy among them, and then he would be the leader of the union.  However, like most things do, it all went to hell when union bosses began to be professional union bosses.  This is the same as when politicians became full-time, professional politicians instead of citizens themselves.  This is why the Hostess union had no problem is failing to reach an agreement with the company and losing 18,000 jobs in a horrible economy.  You see, they don’t really care.  In the world of professional union leaders, standing strong against corporations is much more important than saving their member’s jobs.  They will probably go on to bigger and better things.

See, that’s the real way unions work.

Long Live the Constitution!

Pro-choice: Abortion vs Unions

Posted by Troy on 12th December 2012 in Current Events, Political

Apparently the Democrats being pro-choice only extends to the choice to kill a child in the womb but not to the right to choose not to join a union.

I hate inconsistent thoughts, and here we go.

Obama declared that the right to work law is political.  No, the enforced union laws are political.  Giving the people the right to choose for themselves is never a political move.  Preventing people from choosing any other option is.  What happened is that the unions got the Democrats to be their lapdogs and act as their sugar daddy.  In return for this, they give Democrats a lot of money and try to bully their workers into voting for Democrats.  This is why Democrats love forcing people to join unions.  It means more money into their coffers.

Those people who say that it is unfair that non-union workers benefit from union negotiations are missing some points.  The first point is that I may love my job.  I might not want to go on strike because I think I’m making pretty good money.  You know how long you have to work to make up 2 weeks missed, even with the raise you got?  Past that, as workers become dissatisfied with their jobs, they will form and join unions.  When this passes, they will drop out of the union, and the union should disband.  The reason the unions want to force everyone to join is so their leaders can live high and mighty and take vacations on the union dime.

Wise up.

Long Live the Constitution!

Right to work

Posted by Troy on 10th December 2012 in Political, Uncategorized

Obama’s showing his true self, as I knew that he would.  Any idea that they would moderate or reach across the aisle is insane.

Raising taxes will make no difference on the debt.  Why does he want to do it?  Because it is popular with the unwashed masses in a Communist Manifesto style attempt to gain control at the head of an envious mob.  I’ll speak more at length about that another day.

Today, he’s talking out against the Michigan “Right to Work” law.  Amazing.  When he and the Democrats rammed through Obamacare defying the Constitutional process, he brayed about how it would be criminal if the Supreme Court struck down an unconstitutional law that was passed by the Legislature.  Now that a state is passing a law, that law is an abomination?  Huh.

Right to work is just that.  It’s not right to “work for less” as Obama says.  If you are a member of the union, they can force you NOT to work (ie, to get paid $0).  In the case of Hostess, they can force you to LOSE your job because THEY know what’s right for you.

The time for unions have come and gone.  This is why they had to pass laws to force you to join them.  If they were necessary, if they were something people wanted to be a part of, you would join on your own choice.

I will leave you with this.  Have you ever experienced the great service of Walt Disney World?  How long do you think that would be the case if they ever unionized?  I bet they wouldn’t last a year.

Love Live the Constitution!

Ohio to repeal public worker union bargaining bill

Posted by Troy on 8th November 2011 in Current Events

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/new-poll-claims-ohio-collective-bargaining-bill-will-be-overturned/

What the?!

Read through the basic principles of this bill.  As a taxpayer, how can you be against this?  Basically, it bases pay on merit, not seniority.  It limits some of the juicy benefits that public employees have been negotiating for themselves in some states.  Need I point out that currently employees in the public sector are currently making twice what private sector counterparts make?  Forcing non-union workers to pay into a system they don’t approve of is downright un-American, especially when they know their dues are going toward buying off politicians of an ideology they oppose.

Finally, unions are supposed to protect against bad employers.  Are we saying our governments are bad employers?  If so, should do a better job at elections.  Also, the state and federal government are supposed to provide essential services such as police, primary education, and firefighters.  How can any of these be allowed to go on strike?

If the law is overturned, I will view it as a sign of the incredible strength of these extremely Leftist organizations and the general dumbing down of the American citizen.  We can’t allow ourselves to become too stupid to vote like they are in Greece.

Long Live the Constitution!

Waiting for Superman

Posted by Troy on 24th June 2011 in Entertainment, Political

I highly recommend the documentary, Waiting for Superman.  This is a documentary about our public schools.  We have doubled spending on our students since 1970, but scores have remained steady.  The director tries to determine why this is.  There are a lot of reasons why our students are not doing so well, but this is about like saying that there were a lot of reasons for the Civil War.  When you get right down to it, the Civil War was directly caused by slavery.   The problems with our schools are directly caused by the teacher’s unions.  A couple of years ago, one of the Union’s presidents said, “I’ll care about students when the students vote in Union elections.”  That says it all.  The Unions collect dues from their members and pay off politicians (mostly Democrats) to ensure that their members are secure.  They do this by tenure.  After a teacher has worked two years, they cannot be fired.  They could sleep all day in the classroom, and the schools still cannot fire them.  In addition to this, they get the governments of some states to make it mandatory that you join the union.  It basically becomes an incestuous relationship.  But there’s one thing that they did not consider.  We out number them.  We are the ultimate special interest group, but we have to get mad as hell.  The time for taking it easy has passed.  It is time for war.  We have got to get mad as hell and scream “We’re not going to take it anymore!”  This isn’t about kids.  This isn’t about parents.  This isn’t about teachers.  This is about all of us.  This is about our country.  This is about the future of the world.  America is the only benevolent superpower the world has known.  If we ever fall, I fear for the fate of the world.  Write your representatives.  Watch this movie.  Educate yourselves.  Share this movie with every single person you know.  Stand for what’s right or be prepared to live on your knees.

Brave Sir Robin

Posted by Troy on 24th February 2011 in Current Events, Political

When danger reared its ugly head, Sir Robin bravely turned and fled.

That’s what the Democrat Senators remind me of–Brave Sir Robin.  People who claim that they are doing their job by defeating the bill by not showing up for a vote are merely being partisan.  If the Republicans had used a similar tactic to defeat Health Care, these are the people who would be howling to have them arrested and strung up (after the vote, of course). 

This is no more than a spoiled brat kid taking his ball and going home.  This is the nature of politics.  You cannot simply say “We don’t approve of what laws you want to pass, so we’re just not going to show up.”  How is that not a sort of Fascism?  You can only pass laws that we approve of, even when we’re not in power.  Sometimes you’re in power, sometimes you’re not.  Deal with it.  That’s what adults do.

In other news, I understand Van Jones wants to have riots/protests at all the State’s capitals over the summer.  Grrrrrr-eat.  Have we forgotten that we are the ones are paying these people?  I should think, as the taxpayers/employers, that we should get on board with the desire to keeping the costs, debt, and taxes low.

Long Live the Constitution!

True Colors

Posted by Troy on 23rd February 2011 in Current Events, Political

Well, they Republicans in Wisconsin have shown their true colors.  Of course, I knew that part of the reason they were going after the Unions had to deal with the fact that Unions supported the Democrats.  However, I do find it disgusting that they are exempting  the Unions that support the Republicans.  If it’s one thing I cannot stand, it is inconsistency.  However, I do agree, for the most part, that collective bargaining has become more of a problem than the original problem.  The fact of the matter is, companies should be allowed to freely replace workers.  The higher trained workers should have more job security, but the lower you are on the training totem, the worse your lot in life.  This is part of the incentive to go out, get a good education, and get a job where you have job security.  If you waste your life and get a job where you can actually be replaced, then the company should be allowed to replace you without the intimidation which goes on via picket lines for scabs. 

I am still on the Republican’s side on this one.  We’ve always heard about how little teachers make.  However, my cousin (a teacher) and I had very comprable salaries starting off, and he gets summers off.  Come on.  Not moaning here, just stating the fact. 

Things have got to change, or else.

Making it rain in Wisconsin

Posted by Troy on 17th February 2011 in Current Events, Political

If you’ve been watching the news, you’ve seen the protests in Wisconsin over the state wishing to say “no more” to the Unions.  It is finally time for us to really look at this.  Unions are a major reason why we are in the mess we are in.

When Unions started off, they were very good thing indeed.  It was really the only way a worker could get a fair shake in the labor market.  They were subject to pitiful wages and hazardous working conditions (although some of this has been greatly exaggerated by authors of the time who were trying to make a point).  However, as my dad always says, then money got involved, and it all went to shit.

Do you really think the Union leaders give a damn about the workers now?  No, they are more interested in their union dues and their conferences in the Bahamas and what not.  They don’t care.  It’s all about the stacks.  It’s all about the paper.  It’s all about the money.  Plain and simple.  What started off as a good thing just became about the money.

In particular, we should be against any unionization of state workers.  Unions are supposed to protect workers from unfair labor practices.  Are we really going to argue that the government is a bad employer?  Also, it used to be that people went to work for the government because it was a stable job with good benefits.  It may not pay much, but there was security.  However, the unions just keep milking and milking the budget, and now they make more than the rest of us, and guess who gets to pay for it?  Yep, the rest of us.  They play on our emotions.  “Surely, firefighters and police and teachers should be paid more.  Look at how important their job is!”  Meanwhile, unions actively protect inept teachers who are, in turn, making our children inept as well.

To make matters worse, the Democrats there have absconded.  They have left their duty behind to obstruct the legislative practice.  Fascists love this tactic.  Bending the rules and exploiting loopholes to achieve their ends.  Can we have just one real man there?  One man who will stand up and proclaim his point and weather the storm?  No, they run away like children, like cowards.  The fact of the matter is that the people of Wisconsin voted.  If the people disapprove of the job the Republicans do, then the Democrats will trounce them in the next election, and they can restore bargaining rights and give them raises and dance in an orgy of spending and debt as they make it rain for the union leaders like strippers in a sleazy club as they buy the Union vote yet again.

Therein shows the real fear.  The Democrats and Unions know that people are going to approve of it.  It is going to break the Union’s power over the Democrats, it’s going to break the coffers of the Democrats for their war chest, and the people are going to love it.  There is literally no upside for them in this.  This is why they are doing everything they can to try to stop this vote.

It can’t rain forever.  The sun will come out tomorrow.