My Newest Fox News piece: Why Unions Are Harmful to Workers

My pieces starts off this way:

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has finally won his first battle with public employee unions. But the fight against excessive union rights now moves to Idaho, Indiana, Michigan, New Hampshire, Ohio, and Tennessee.
Of course, union leaders are upset, with AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka recently telling PBS’s "News Hour": “This is about [Gov. Scott Walker] trying to take away the rights of workers to come together to bargain . . . .”
But in fact, Governor Walker’s budget will help the vast majority of workers in the state. Mr. Trumka naturally wants to make it appear that he is fighting for workers generally, but that is not the case. He is just fighting for some workers, but he is hurting other workers -- other union workers who are laid off because the state cannot afford them or other workers who are forced to pay higher taxes.
Unions are harmful because they act as monopolies. . . .

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Blogger Chas said...

"Unions are harmful because they act as monopolies. . . "

So, WTF do you think the government is? Diversity?
Should government function as an organized entity with a divide and conquer strategy that reduces public workers to mere individuals who are not allowed to organize to bargain collectively? What's next, banning the NRA "because it acts as a monopoly"?
Government is the worst, stinking, inescapable monopoly we have in this country and it needs to be balanced out by private organizations like public sector unions and the NRA.
Banning union bargaining abrogates the right to free speech and the right to freedom of assembly. It is the action of a tyrant.

Wikipedia on "Freedom of Assembly":
"Freedom of assembly, sometimes used interchangeably with the freedom of association, is the individual right to come together and collectively express, promote, pursue and defend common interests.[1] The right to freedom of association is recognized as a human right, a political freedom and a civil liberty."

- In other words, it's not something for Wisconsin government, Republican hooligans to laugh at and piss on! I think there's a good chance that the US Supreme Court will declare it unconstitutional, because it sure as ******* hell is!

There is a time for civility and a time for honesty. Having been honest, I now return to being civil. Thank you.

3/19/2011 7:06 AM  
Blogger the Green Beavis said...

This is, appropriately, a history lecture. All the cotton mills are long gone from this town.
"Museum unionization lecture to touch on ‘Norma Rae’"

3/19/2011 6:11 PM  

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