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August 05, 2010

Unions: Too Rich And Lazy To Do Their Own F@#*in' Picketing

Gee, I'm sure glad the Obama administration is lavishing hundreds of billions of dollars on his union cronies.

So they can turn around and hire the non-union unemployed up at the lowest possible hourly rates to do their picketing for them.

...the Mid-Atlantic Regional Council of Carpenters is seeking paid demonstrators to march and chant in its current picket line outside the McPherson Building, an office complex here where the council says work is being done with nonunion labor.

"For a lot of our members, it's really difficult to have them come out, either because of parking or something else," explains Vincente Garcia, a union representative who is supervising the picketing.

So instead, the union hires unemployed people at the minimum wage—$8.25 an hour—to walk picket lines.

I don't blame them, really. Parking, ecch. SUCH a bitch in these older cities. Don't get me started.
And you never really feel good about leaving the Escalade on the street, right? You want a nice safe, covered spot, but then...that means walking.

You can't win.
You just can't win.
Fuhgeddaboutit.

Nope, best to hire Jorge to wave your sign that says 'This shop "does not pay area standard wages & benefits,"' and let the little fella make a few bucks for himself while he's down on his luck. It's a good deed. Doing him a favor, two birds, yadda yadda.

The union's Mr. Garcia sees no conflict in a union that insists on union labor hiring nonunion people to protest the hiring of nonunion labor.

Nooooooo. No.

No.

Shut up.

He says the pickets are not only about "union issues" but also about fair wages and benefits for American workers. By hiring the unemployed, "we are also giving back to the community a bit," he says.

Giving back. One uninsured, minimum-wage-hour at a time. Gosh, what a great bunch of guys. Pinky-ring wearing philanthropists, they are.

Thanks to Skylia Ember.


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