Thursday, December 13, 2012


Unions in the United States of America have long been thugs.

I had a friend who went to her job in spite of a strike by the union.

 As she entered the gate of her place of employment, she was met with cursing, name calling, threats and beating on her car. When she got off work, she discovered that sugar had been poured in her gas tank and her car would not run.

That wasn't enough.

When she got home, her house had been egged and a message painted on her garage door, stating what deviant sexual events she would have happen to her.

This happened in Florida, which is a right-to-work state.

In the video above, the guy on the left (the one in the "dignified" looking suit, is a union spokesperson and therefore a thug.

His comments make it clear that he earnestly believes in thuggery. Although he SAYS he deplores violence, he simultaneously excuses the beating inflicted on Steven Crowder.

All the while, he tried to ignore that the union members had torn down a tent in which there were women and children, causing injury to the occupants.

And these people wonder why they are failing to attract new member in numbers sufficient to sustain them for the future.

These are the same people who support President BO (the amateur president) and his ever increasing government spending, fake medical plan and ever increasing taxation of the American people, not to mention his insistence on controlling everything they do.

These people tend to support women's "right" to do what they want with their own bodies (never mind that the developing fetus is not a part of her body), support the "right" to use vile. vulgar language whenever they want wherever they want, and all sorts of so-called social "rights," while seeking to deny a person's right to work without joining the union.

Their argument that non-union workers "enjoy the benefits of the unions' work," is as spurious as the day is long.

Those imagined benefits are far, far outweighed by the methodology used to "win" them.

Unions have used force, inflicted injury, interrupted companies' rights to function and grossly affected companies' ability to earn a profit.

They have also caused prices on all union made goods to increase. The public sector unions have hindered the services these sectors have supposed to provide.

The guy on the left, the suit, condones all of this with his "argument" in favor of what the thugs did to Steven Crowder.

Well, maybe he was being too invasive as a reporter.

O, yeah?

Which of you has never seen how overbearing the MainStream Media is whenever they want a story? They are pigs, sticking their microphones in the teeth of those they are trying to interview.

Crowder was doing far from that.

Add to that the fact that the so-called Push Down by Crowder was false, but insisted on by the suit, and you have the essence of lying and ignoring what really happened.

The union thugs destroyed property, inflicted injury and interrupted the free access to information by the press.

If you are a union member because you "believe" in what unions do, you are a thug. You are as close to a Middle Eastern barbarian as it comes.

Your feeble arguments in favor of what unions have supposedly accomplished is as phony as a three dollar bill.

What you should be is totally ashamed of what you have done. You should apologize to the company you work for and the freedom you thwart in the United States of America.

But you won't.

You don't have the character to do so.


Fredd said...

The entire concept of a union is to line membership pockets with company money, and to add to the cost of any product or service.

We call this inefficiency. What is bargained for when contracts come due? Less union work, more money.


sue hanes said...

Z - Surely all unions do not practice thuggery.

I believe that unions are necessary to protect the workers from unfair practices by the employer.

But - Joe - I do not believe in the union practices that you describe here.

sue hanes said...

Joe - Out of habit I addressed the above comment to Z. Sorry about that.

Joe said...

Fredd: "Less union work, more money"

That's the motto of all unions.

They also want more benefits, as though those benefits come free from their employer.

They are too stupid to realize that all of that extra money and benefits eventually runs the employer right out of business.

sh: Unfair practices can be addressed in many ways without the need for union thuggery. And yes, ALL unions practice thuggery at some time or another at some level.

Fabian the Rocket Scientist said...

Bottom-line...the Messiah is not going to fix this...Conservatives will have to fix this if they can...there is not anyone in Washington that has a clue or the brains to do anything for the people...It's not on Obammy's priority list to do anything that will help America, he's now out of control. It's far more important to play golf, go on TV shows like ..Colbert, Letterman, Leno etc impress the dumb-downed viewers...Just look at the electorate, the Obama phone hand-out crowd who put this creep back in the office after all of his screw-up in the past 4 years. The results of November 6. That tells you everything you need to know about the American education. Anybody can be infantile and liberal - and it takes no work at all - just being lazy and never growing up. The problem is ... the uneducated and undereducated have no way to understand this reasoning. You can't convince a stone wall. The the Main Stream Media is running this country instead of the American people. And you Idiot Liberals, Progressives, or whatever the hell you call yourselves these days have really stuck it to us this time . . . you freaking idiots.

Ducky's here said...

Shenanigans? I'm shocked I tell you

So it was as poorly edited as a James O'Keefe video. Really Joe, you should wait till these tapes go through a forensic analysis. They can be quite sophisticated.

But if it's a Breitbart production you knew there might be problems, right Joe?

Remember Kenneth Gladney? But he wasn't employed by Faux News.

Joe said...

Ducky: I read and watched your link. It has you fooled, does it?

The guy punched Crowder. Someone said Crowder pushed him.

Well, what if he did? The idiot union man was involved in tearing down a tent with women and children in it, something I guess you would have just stood by and watched happen, probably with glee.

Crowder was trying to defend the tent and its occupants and whatever else happened, the union THUG slugged Crowder.

You leftist/liberal/progressives cannot understand the valor of defending innocents...even though you pretend you do.

Xavier Onassis said...

Fredd,Joe & Fabian - Unions have contributed far more to your quality of life than the greedy corporations that you defend.

You take so much for granted in your ignorance.


1. Unions Gave Us The Weekend: Even the ultra-conservative Mises Institute notes that the relatively labor-free 1870, the average workweek for most Americans was 61 hours — almost double what most Americans work now. Yet in the late nineteenth century and the twentieth century, labor unions engaged in massive strikes in order to demand shorter workweeks so that Americans could be home with their loved ones instead of constantly toiling for their employers with no leisure time. By 1937, these labor actions created enough political momentum to pass the Fair Labor Standards Act, which helped create a federal framework for a shorter workweek that included room for leisure time.

2. Unions Gave Us Fair Wages And Relative Income Equality: As ThinkProgress reported earlier in the week, the relative decline of unions over the past 35 years has mirrored a decline in the middle class’s share of national income. It is also true that at the time when most Americans belonged to a union — a period of time between the 1940′s and 1950′s — income inequality in the U.S. was at its lowest point in the history of the country.

3. Unions Helped End Child Labor: “Union organizing and child labor reform were often intertwined” in U.S. history, with organization’s like the “National Consumers’ League” and the National Child Labor Committee” working together in the early 20th century to ban child labor. The very first American Federation of Labor (AFL) national convention passed “a resolution calling on states to ban children under 14 from all gainful employment” in 1881, and soon after states across the country adopted similar recommendations, leading up to the 1938 Fair Labor Standards Act which regulated child labor on the federal level for the first time.

4. Unions Won Widespread Employer-Based Health Coverage: “The rise of unions in the 1930′s and 1940′s led to the first great expansion of health care” for all Americans, as labor unions banded workers together to negotiate for health coverage plans from employers. In 1942, “the US set up a National War Labor Board. It had the power to set a cap on all wage increases. But it let employers circumvent the cap by offering “fringe benefits” – notably, health insurance.” By 1950, “half of all companies with fewer than 250 workers and two-thirds of all companies with more than 250 workers offered health insurance of one kind or another.”

5. Unions Spearheaded The Fight For The Family And Medical Leave Act: Labor unions like the AFL-CIO federation led the fight for this 1993 law, which “requires state agencies and private employers with more than 50 employees to provide up to 12 weeks of job-protected unpaid leave annually for workers to care for a newborn, newly adopted child, seriously ill family member or for the worker’s own illness.”

Joe said...

XO: " Unions Gave Us The Weekend"

Never wanted but one day off.

"Unions Gave Us Fair Wages..."

Then why do they keep asking for more? They gave us excessive wages.

"Unions Helped End Child Labor."

Maybe, but they have done nothing for it lateley.

"Unions Won Widespread Employer-Based Health Coverage."

Something that forced many businesses to close their doors, puting employees out of a job.

"Unions Spearheaded The Fight For The Family And Medical Leave Act."

Their worst move of late.

Unions have scammed their members, its leaders are rich at the expense of members, they nearly ruined the American car business and are still trying, they behave like "our way or the highway," and they hurt people and property if you don't go along with them.

Fine folks.

Xavier Onassis said...

Joe - So basically, your position is, an employer can do whatever they want. Period. No restrictions, no rules, no mamby pamby "employee safety" nonsense, no minimum wage, no benefits, nothing.

Because nothing is what you get without unions.

There isn't a business out there who wouldn't LOVE to be able to work their employees 24/7 for 25 cents an hour with no benefits until they drop dead. At which point they just stick somebody else in there and do the same thing to them. Because all they care about is making money. That's why they're in business.

Someone, either the government or the unions, has to be able to stand up to them and say "You can't do that. You can't treat people who are making money for you like that."

Unchecked greed is evil and must not be allowed to exist.

Glenn E. Chatfield said...


Unchecked greed is evil and must not be allowed to exist.

I sort of agree with this statement - it perfectly describes modern unions.

Back a century ago when there was abuse of the workers, unions were a necessary thing. But all those battles were won, laws now prevent the type of things the unions fought against. Now unions are there for primarily the benefit their leaders.

Unions sand all their PAC money to Demokrats, no matter how many members are anti-Demokrats. Why is that fair?

I have been in two unions in my career, and saw nothing but protection of the lazy and incompetent, protecting those who abused sick leave to do other jobs, protecting those who committed illegal actions on the job, protecting those who endangered customers because of negligence. I have seen them NOT protect someone legitimately being harassed by management simply because of political differences. I have seen so much unethical and illegal activities by union members that it would take a book to explain it all.

Oh, and I was only a member of these unions because I HAD to be in order to get the job.

Xavier Onassis said...

G.E.C. - "Back a century ago when there was abuse of the workers, unions were a necessary thing. But all those battles were won, laws now prevent the type of things the unions fought against. Now unions are there for primarily the benefit their leaders."

OH, RIGHT! Because in these enlightened times, their is no abuse of workers! All employers value their employees and are generous to their employees and show loyalty to the employees who are responsible for their success.

We live in a veritable Utopia of Employer/Employee relationships.

Bovine feces.

The Right Wing is at war with the working class and is working as hard as it can, at every level, to strip away every worker right that the unions have fought for and won.

If the Right Wing had their way, there would be no Collective Bargaining, no Minimum Wage, no employee safety regulations, no medical leaves, no maternity leaves, no vacations, no limit on work hours, no regulations at all.

The Employer would be the Supreme Ruler and be able to do whatever the hell they want.

That's not America. That's updated Medieval Feudalism with "Small Business Owners" stepping into the shoes of tyrannical Lords and Barons holding sway over the serfs.

Glenn E. Chatfield said...

Everyone I know who is right wing IS part of the working class.

You talk more crap than a radio.