Unionists’ Hypocrisy

February 9, 2010

The unions are up to it again, bashing every non-union workplace they can find. In the most recent issue of the local UAW newsletter they proudly bash a local store chain as well as Marc’s and Walmart. Here’s what ticks me off the most, this local store chain is HIRING and I’m trying to find a job there, among other places. For people like me, who have no jobs and are looking for anything right now, the stinkin’ union is doing more harm than good. But that is typical of the union. Unions have for the longest time been looking out for themselves and themselves alone. To heck with the unemployed, to heck with their own company as long as they can suck the blood out before it dies.

But the hypocrisy part comes in above the plea to not shop at non-union shops. In BIG, BOLD letters is the statement “SUPPORT AMERICAN WORKERS THIS HOLIDAY SEASON”. Now isn’t that the height of hypocrisy? They would have you believe that the union has a monopoly on American workers? What a crock! American workers are by and large NON-UNION. Perhaps the ad should have stated “SUPPORT OUR FAT CAT UNION BOSS AND HIS CRONIES THIS HOLIDAY SEASON”.

Now I don’t mind if they say to support unionized markets or whatever. Really I don’t. It’s their free speech right to do so. Sure I think that unions pretty much foul up everything their hands touch but that’s their prerogative. However, when they basically advocate a boycott against a reputable, respectful business that is HIRING in a bad economy, you can be #@&! sure that I’m ticked off. There are a lot of people that would love to have a job from this small business and couldn’t care less if there was a dang union involved. If people boycott this business, that means less profit for the company and as a result fewer or no hiring. When was the last time the stinkin’ union employed somebody? Or wait, the employment comes from the companies that they screw. That’s why they call them union ‘members’ rather than union ’employees’; because the union doesn’t hire ANYBODY! So if you want to talk to me about supporting American workers, I’ll do it. I’ll shop at that business that’s hiring. In fact I’ll do it just to stick my thumb in the eye of the union boss.

Americans need to realize that the unions are nothing more than a mouthpiece for the liberal/progressive movement. They may have served a purpose years ago, but they’ve long since stopped looking out for the working man. I’d trust the CEO nowadays more than the union boss. Shame on the UAW for bashing a employer that actually treats his workers right, WITHOUT THE UNION THUGS!

Union Busting

December 19, 2009

   The Unions have grown far too powerful. While unions used to represent workers in their quest for fair hours and fair pay, now their main uses are shaking down business and lobbying for the Democrat party. Anyone disagree with me? Look at any major unions’ past support for politicians. Do you see any more than about 5% of Republicans endorsed by the unions? I found one Republican endorsed by the UAW local

   So what am I saying? I’m saying that we need a few good men (or women) left in the Senate or the House that will say ‘The unions have gone too far’. I think Americans are turning en masse from the leftist agendas of the Democrats and the unions.

   I know this for a fact, there is still a market for American cars, but maybe the market’s not there for GM cars. It hurts because I love the Chevy brand and have always loved the Silverado as a truck. But the markets dictate, in a free country, what is sold and what falls by the wayside. I won’t say that the Chevy and Cadillac brands will fall away. But GM needs to take a look at longtime rival Ford and model themselves after Ford and maybe a little after the foreign carmakers that are thriving in the recession. No one wants to buy cars from a government run company. GM is now essentially a government owned company, and having the CEO put in place by the government certainly doesn’t make it look any better.

   But this isn’t about GM, Ford or the government. It’s about the leftist unions growing grip on politics and the Democrat party. It used to be the unions stood up for their workers and wanted a fair wage for a honest day’s work. Now unions want exorbitant pay for less work and more benefits. Autoworkers in a GM plant have more robotic help at this point than they have ever had in the past, yet they are paid more for doing less and complaining the whole time. And it makes me ever more angry when honest guys like myself can’t find a job to save our souls yet union members get paid $20+ an hour and complain about the work. The financial secretary of the local UAW recently complained and moaned in the union newsletter that he was getting old and that his ‘legs just aren’t what they used to be.’ Uh, what’s that got to do with the union or union finances? Union members, while I think they are mostly okay and not nearly as corrupt as the Big Union bosses, are steeped in the art of complaining. They think they are entitled to ever increasing pay at ever lightening loads and ever more benefits.

   You want to tell me that unions have helped whatever industry or field they work in? Look at Detroit public schools. Almost all schools are unionized by the teacher’s unions. In Detroit 69% of 1900 4th and 8th grade students that were randomly tested scored BELOW AVERAGE. The National Assessment of Educational Progress has a test that is comprised of two parts. The first part grades the average of the students from 1-500. The second part of the test ranks the students from ‘below basic’ to ‘advanced’.  On the first part of the test the national average is 239, Detroit public school students scored an average of 200. On the second part, 67% of 4th graders were ranked ‘below basic’ but even more sickening is that 77% of 8th graders were ranked ‘below basic’.

   Well you might say, ‘oh but that’s not the unions fault!’ Really? You want me to believe that? Oh yes, it is the unions fault. Here’s the ugly truth. The unions keep mediocre to downright worthless teachers on their rolls due to the fact that it is so dang hard to fire a teacher that the state doesn’t bother. So, what do we have now? We have idiot teachers that couldn’t teach a bird how to sing and as a result the poor people of Detroit can’t afford to take their kids to private schools. So now we have unionized idiots trying to ‘teach’ our students and are getting nowhere yet are continually supported by the unions who are in it for nothing but more union dues. See where I’m going with this?

   Unions have ruined the public school system. We used to be one of the envies of the world because of our teachers that wanted to teach and wanted to get young minds to think and analyze and become all that they could. The unions came in like the Grinch on Christmas Eve, took all the money and left imbeciles in the classrooms. Now, instead of having teachers like Anne Sullivan, we have teachers that are having relationships with students and raking in the pay.

   Unions have ruined GM. Look at the CEOs. Everyone says blame the CEO because they’re paid so much money they HAVE to be the cause of GM collapsing. Not really because Toyota, Audi, Nissan etc. all have handsomely paid CEOs. So did GM and so does Ford. The one thing present in GM that isn’t in the foreign companies is the union. Non-unionized car companies are turning a profit and are set to come out of the recession just fine. Yet GM, once the pride of American manufacturing is shriveling and dying. Why? The union arm-twisting and shakedowns of GM cost them big time. The cost of GM cars went beyond what foreign cars cost at the same quality. Foreign companies were not hamstrung with pricey environmental quality taxes. Yet unions try to shift the blame to the fat-cat, capitalist pigs at the top. One word… puh-lease.

   I used to think that Bush was a moron for trying to bust up the unions. Maybe now we need a little good ole fashioned union-busting.  

Charge For No Health Insurance!

November 11, 2009

If President Obama gets his way, you could very well be penalized with fines and potentially even jail time if you don’t buy into health insurance, even if you can’t afford it.

President Obama in an interview with Jake Tapper of ABC news said this: “I think the general broad principle is simply that people who are paying for their health insurance aren’t subsidizing folks who simply choose not to until they get sick and then suddenly they expect free health insurance. That’s — that’s basic concept of responsibility that I think most Americans abide by,” Mr. Obama said, “penalties are appropriate for people who try to free ride the system and force others to pay for their health insurance.”

Later, Obama stated that he didn’t think jail time for those that do not buy insurance is not the “biggest issue”.

America, we are on the verge of having a despotic government that will fine and potentially jail you if you don’t buy something they tell you to buy, when they tell you to buy it and where. THIS IS NOT WHAT THE FOUNDERS INTENDED! They knew firsthand of the tyranny of government when left unchecked. They experienced it from England who was nearly a half a world away. We are right underneath the government’s thumb. We can see the bottom of the slope and it looks eerily similar to Orwell’s 1984. In fact that book is where we glean the phrase Big Brother. Big Brother is the tyrannical government of Oceania that knows everything about its people, tells them what to think and what to do. Sounds like what our government is becoming right?

We have the right to flood D.C. with emails, phone calls and letters telling them to STOP VOTING FOR MORE GOVERNMENT! This health care bill is nothing more than the newest power grab by politicians who are doing nothing but trampling the Constitution. It is completely unconstitutional and they have no power to do so. We need to tell them that if they keep voting for such power grabs they will be kicked out of office come next year. Trust me.

We do not want a government big enough to give us everything. As someone wise once said, “A government large enough to give us everything is large enough to take everything away.”

Union Thugocracy!

November 4, 2009

Unions have a long history of shaking down the very businesses that employ the union’s members. UAW shakes down GM, throws retirees under the bus for the sake of the union boss and helps force GM, an iconic company that used to be the epitome of American capitalism, into bankruptcy. SEIU shakes down everybody they go near. SEIU has strict ties with ACORN, the disgraced community organizing firm whose slimy tentacles have fed democratic campaign coffers and advised faux prostitutes and johns on how to skirt laws. But no one wants to take on Big Labor. Why?

Could it be because if you get in their way, purple shirted thugs from the SEIU might find you and put a beatdown on you like they did to an unfortunate victim in this clip:

Unions: A Threat to Our Freedom

October 25, 2009

My friends, I have not always been anti-union. I once, mistakenly, thought that unions rea lly were fighting for the ‘little guy’ and that if it weren’t for the unions the corporate heavies and CEOs would shaft the working stiffs as bad as they wanted. But now I realize, hey, the unions are as bad if not worse to the average worker than the management is. Allow me to explain.

The UAW, SEIU, AFL-CIO and every other union it seems is for the Employee Free Choice Act (which shall hereafter be labeled as EFCA), which really has nothing to do with either employees or freedom. What it really is is a wordplay because if it sounded like what it would actually do, people would be running for the doors and gnashing their teeth at the demise of our democracy. Let me break it down further for you and give you all the nitty gritty that Big Labor doesn’t want you to know.

Myth #1: The EFCA would make unionizing easier and workers would have more rights as a result. Truth #1: While it would make unionizing easier, the way it would be done is shady and underhanded and denies workers the most basic and fundamental rights of democracy. With this bill tops on the union bosses list of things to get done with their ‘progressive’ allies in congress, every American should inspect it and take note of the loss of rights through its passage. The bill would force companies to allow a simple card check to allow unionization. With it, employees of the company would sign cards if they wanted a union, those who oppose the union simply would not sign. Sound harmless? I didn’t think so. This puts those that don’t want to join at risk of union intimidation… (NO!!! They wouldn’t do that!!! They want to help the little guy!!! Watch the video of an SEIU thug beating up on a town hall protester. You might change your mind.) and those that do accept the union are open to discrimination from management. Also, it would do away with elections, if the majority signs the cards, BAM! Unionized. Now isn’t that just great?! Let’s do away with that quaint little concept of democracy and secret ballots!

Myth #2: Card check would still allow private elections. Truth #2: While this is quasi-true, a big, fat, stinky lie is wrapped in a thin veil of truthfulness. Unions state that they don’t do elections unless there is a 65-80% show of interest in unionizing and card check would allow unionization with just a majority of cards. This means that workers cannot demand an election without becoming union. With current law 30% or higher signed cards means that an election is called. When the election is done, private balloting determines the future of the unionization drive. But with EFCA, if less than 50% sign the cards an election is called. However, if more than 50% sign, the union is recognized, eliminating the right to an election. Since unions do not allow elections with less than 50% (because unions win only 8% of elections called with less than 40% interest) than would almost completely eliminate the election. So while elections could still happen, union bosses would determine the types of union organized drives and determine when to submit the cards or not to at all. This takes ALL rights away from the workers and employers and puts them into the hands of the union.

Now those myths and truths are enough to prove that EFCA is bad for the workers, the employer and the economy at large. The only ones that would benefit is *gasp* the unions. No wonder the UAW, SEIU, AFL-CIO are all supporting it. They don’t care about workers, they care about padding their own pockets.

When union people see this they are going to go crazy. They’ll call me racist, sexist, anti-worker, pro-CEO, conservative elitist born with a silver spoon in my mouth, living in Bel-Aire, chewing on caviar, French speakin’, polo playin’, Gulfstream jet ridin’, Toyota drivin’, gun totin’, exotic animal hunting rich guy who just hates anyone cutting into my profit. Tell you the truth, nothing above is true. I don’t have a silver spoon in my mouth because my dad was in the UAW, I live in Ohio, never tasted caviar, can’t say a word in French (and proud of it!), hate polo, hate Toyota, and have never seen an exotic animal in person. But the truth is liberals and progressives and union heavies are more out of touch with Americans than the conservatives are. Because unlike the union bosses, Americans like elections, private ballots and free choice when they vote. Unlike unions Americans don’t want to be pressured to vote either way and want their consciences to be the only things that are swaying their vote. Unlike unions, Americans don’t hate CEOs just because they make money and Americans also know that business is not evil. Unlike the unions, Americans don’t think unions are inextricably tied to the economy and don’t believe that whenever unions suffer, the economy follows suit.

The EFCA isn’t about worker’s rights, except in infringing upon them. This is about advancing unions and lining the pockets of Big Labor to support liberals and progressives for congress. Unions have stated in the past their contempt for Ronald Reagan because of the PATCO air traffic controller strike, yet they deny that he lead our country through 8 years of prosperity. Their iconic favorite… Jimmy Carter. The hypocrisy of it all is astounding. Americans need to stand up and say ‘NO WAY are you taking away our rights to a free and fair election, and you’re not going to intimidate or harass me if I don’t sign.’ Until Americans stand up to unions, they will continue to trample or attempt to trample our rights. Stay tuned, this could very well heat up in coming months.

Obama’s Enemies List

October 21, 2009

Former Nixon aid Lamar Alexander (R. Tenn.) has warned Obama not to commit the same errors as disgraced ex-president Nixon in creating an enemies list. Alexander has stated that he is seeing signs that Obama is following the path of Nixon in creating a list of whom he disagrees with. He lists the following as first signs: a reported effort by the White House to marginalize the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, a supposed effort by the Health and Human Services Department to put a “gag order” on the insurer Humana, the White House move to take on Fox News, Obama’s repeated criticisms of banks and investment houses, his alleged “taking names” of “bondholders who resisted the GM and Chrysler bailouts,” and the president’s move to make insurers the bogeyman of the health care debate.

I can tell you folks that Obama isn’t just making an enemies list, he already has one and Fox is at the top of the list. Obama has been trying to silence his critics for some time now and this list is just the aggregation of all the people Obama has a hit out for. I wouldn’t be surprised if Obama sent his purple shirted thugs from the SEIU to picket and protest Fox News. This has got to stop. A president should not be stooping to the level of attacking his enemies. Govern man! If you actually DO something than you won’t have to worry so much about critics. Bush governed and didn’t bother to attack MSNBC or CNN and he certainly had a better beef than you do. Suck it up and quit whining all the time. I swear this has got to be the most whiny, annoying administration of ALL TIME.

So, do anything to make the president angry and doggone it, you might just end up on his enemies list.