. . . . long live unions

Unions have become their own worst enemy by using a business model that is obsolete and dangerous to national security because it drives jobs overseas or downsizing through automation.

Unions still have a use and the country still need them. What is not needed are corrupt union leaders that is unresponsive to its membership. Arrogance is it’s own reward. But at the same time, if you don’t like the direction your union is going it is likely others think the same and you can form your own union. Unions have become a creature of the left and not all union members think like that or approve.

Unions are part of the check and balance system. They keep an eye of business and government, while business and government keep an eye on unions and each other. Unchecked power leads to tyranny.

Unions need to evolve and recognize the world has passed them by. That the 1950’s, when the US was the world’s manufacturer have ended. The days when unions could dictate excessive, greedy wages and sweetheart contracts are over. They are NOT the system, they are part of it; an ecosystem of people dealing with people.

Unions have to start taking responsibility for their wage demands and the consequences and concentrate of what unions advocate – a living wage.

In this day of focus on a living wage, you have union members making $35 (or more) an hour, which by comparison is greed. It is no different then the fat cats the unions malign. Unions are part of the 1% the Occupy” Wall Street were talking about, not the 99%.

How do unions justify this? “We work for it” as if company CEO’s don’t? Those CEO’s generate the wages that employees earn, not the other way around. If a CEO fails, he’s gone, but the same can’t be said for a union. A union can kill a company just as readily as a bad CEO.

And the worth that unions love to cite of CEO’s, a lot of that is stock vestments that only happen if the company does well. If not, that stock is worthless. As a percentage, making $35 an hour is equal to the SALARY of a CEO in a year.

Unions have killed manufacturing in America leaving America at the mercy of unfriendly countries. This doesn’t need to remain this way, but the jobs will never return in the numbers that left. But UNIONS can take steps to resolve the true inequity, job opportunities.

Start trade schools instead of waiting for people to finish trade schools and go thru a company’s probation period.

Use the dues the unions collect and get manufacturing in America going again instead of outrageous and greed-driven salaries for UNION LEADERS.

Invest in both sides of the political process instead of being owned by Democrats. When your services, or, in this case, favor, are bargained for you get a better deal.

Develop awareness of what union actions mean to union position and declining member numbers. It isn’t because fewer people want to be union members, it is because unions have killed union companies by forcing them to automate or go overseas to stay in business. Unions need to understand that a company’s first loyalty is to their stockholders which is a good thing because those stockholders are, in part, equity companies that make union pensions stable.

Want to get rid of corporations? Kiss your job AND your pension goodbye.

Just as corporations have found, they must become more people orientated – to keep the customers they have and to gain new ones. It’s time unions came to terms with reality instead of living in the past.

(Trade) Unions are dead . . . .

Why are unions dead? Because their business model is obsolete and unions won’t wake up and smell the flowers. In one case, a union, SEIU, resorted to “bodysnatching” that is tantamount to slavery to increase member numbers and dues paid. The SEIU were forcing stay-at-home parents that care for their disabled children to join the union and pay dues, dues taken from money meant for the disabled children. That is nothing less then blood money and any SEIU member that supports such, or is a member of the SEIU, should be ashamed of themselves. Every thing their union has done for them is tainted and resembles that of a pre-Civil War plantation owner.

https://www.reviewjournal.com/opinion/high-court-s-harris-v-quinn-decision-should-go-even-further

How did the SEIU manage this? By strong-arming state legislators or even bypassing the legislature and using executive orders. How did they manage to keep doing this? That is a good question. Money.

In it’s defense of it’s position, SEIU’s president Mary Kay Henry said in a statement: “No court case is going to stand in the way of home care workers coming together to have a strong voice for good jobs and quality home care. At a time when wages remain stagnant and income inequality is out of control, joining together in a union is the only proven way home care workers have of improving their lives and the lives of the people they care for.”

THE PEOPLE THE SEIU ENSLAVED were not employees and the SEIU could provide no service to them to improve their lives or those they care for. They could only make it worse by taking money intended for the care of disabled children.

That Justice Kagan wrote, “the bad news is just as simple: The majority robbed Illinois of that choice in administering its in-home care program”. In essence a Supreme Court justice is sanctioning slavery in the name of collective bargaining and throwing children under the bus to facilitate that. The old south is alive and well in the form of liberal judges. This is not progressive, it is regressive and it destroys the very foundation of civil rights to benefit a privileged few and subverts the Constitution.

In the 1950’s the right went too far and there has been a backlash ever since and a move to the left. Now the left has gone too far and there is a backlash. And, once again, the Democrats are trying to preserve slavery to preserve a lifestyle that is immoral.

It is human nature to want to be a monopoly whether it be political, religious or economic and history has proven what a bad thing that is. If unions had their way, every single employee, perhaps every single person would be a union employee. Unions want to dictate, not negotiate. Unions want to be the government and when any one group is in charge, human freedoms and rights disappear . . . . just as they did for the stay-at-home parents.

Unions have proven one thing, they are human beings prone to the same behavior any person is. They are not the holy warriors of labor they make themselves out to be freeing people.

MLKjr once said . . . .

“In our glorious fight for civil rights, we must guard against being fooled by false slogans, such as ‘right to work.’ It is a law to rob us of our civil rights and job rights.

Its purpose is to destroy labor unions and the freedom of collective bargaining by which unions have improved wages and working conditions of everyone. Wherever these laws have been passed, wages are lower, job opportunities are fewer and there are no civil rights. We do not intend to let them do this to us. We demand this fraud be stopped. Our weapon is our vote.”

—Martin Luther King, speaking about right-to-work laws in 1961

I say . . . .

Now it is unions using the law to rob us of our civil rights, our freedoms and our job rights. It is the unions that dictate to us and we must not be fooled by false slogans or scare tactics. We must stand up and insist on the facts AND OUR CONSENT! We chose, the choices are not made for us.

MLK was wrong, unions have taken civil rights, destroyed jobs with greed-driven wage demands and reduced job opportunities and we demand this fraud be stopped.

Collective bargaining is not a union-given right. It is the right of people who come together and say no more and does not rest on the existence of unions; it exists on the shoulders of human beings to standup for themselves just as the Civil Rights movement proved.

Once again, there is a Civil Rights movement forming, one to turn back the tyranny of the left. To regain Civil Rights that the left would take from us and that starts with insisting on humane and ethical behavior from unions.

LGBT Anti-discrimination laws

There is this article about Pres Obama and a pending executive order barring federal contractors from discriminating against LGBT.

I don’t mind homosexuals except when they are flaming about it. But then that’s how I feel about most people

I don’t believe in homosexual marriage because it is something for a man and a woman. But I do support civil unions with all the same rights and privileges. Separate but equal is not discrimination in a case like this otherwise there wouldn’t be separate restrooms for men and women.

I support the Hobby Lobby decision. Whoever pays the freight gets to decide on issues that are not discriminatory. Birth control is an option, not a right.

I don’t support the actions the executive order is meant to stop. It is no different then the excuses that were used against blacks right up into the 1960’s – and 1970’s in some places. Not to protect LGBT’s is a step back in the whole civil rights movement. If one group can be denied civil rights, then any group at any time can be denied or even have them taken away.

It is has to be civil rights for everyone all the time or there are none for anyone at any time