Skip to comments.AFSCME Union Threatens to 'Weaponize' Government Jobs
Posted on 04/18/2011 5:31:10 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Its becoming clearer that the public service mentality is quickly slipping way from government employees, if it didnt hit the exits a long time ago.
Instead of government employees serving the public, its clear now their belief is that the public exists to serve them. And if the public doesnt step up, there will be hell to pay.
Why else would a government union president threaten to weaponize the jobs of his members? At the latest union protest in Lansing, Michigan, AFSCME president Herb Sanders explained to the Lansing State Journal:
If necessary, we will use the valuable public service jobs that we perform as a weapon and shut this state down.
(VIDEO AT LINK)
You can just feel the love and appreciation for the privilege to suckle at the public teat, cant you?
There needs to be a real, straightforward way to deal with such behavior. One of the signs that I laughed at most in Madison was I am irreplaceable.
No, youre not. Everyone is replaceable. Everyone can become a liability when their perceived value outweighs reality.
The fact is, Herb Sanders members are very replaceable and the state of Michigan, and every other state with a union-held gun to its head, should have ways to replace them quickly.
I thought it was just Republicans who used militaristic/combative/threatening language??
That's all I heard after the Arizona shooting.
Of course, we also heard our president talking about civility, too. A do-as-I-say-not-as-I-do if there ever was one.
These people are despicable. I fear this country is headed for a major explosion.
Settling this at the ballot box seems farther away than ever.
These are some bad and mean people.
It's time to privatize most government jobs. For example, in the city of Baltimore, government cars and buses are often idle for long periods of time waiting for repairs. A private sector business would repair them promptly and get them back to work. They wouldn't even have the huge facilities needed to keep them around.
unionized public service weapons were and still are used in Australia today to make the people of Australia do as the unions want (ummm yes jonny, they are Communist)....
There is No free will in Australian society, it is the will of the public sector unions... Only
Try getting a job without being told, “No ticket (union) No Start”
I am proud to be in the USA, and to pay My taxes, you let the Fed and public sector unions get away with this, and your all lining up for the long walk to the gulag....
Get back to Me if you find out I am wrong.... crickets...
Nothing would be easier than to contract out most government jobs.
fire them all and do not replace them
This is EXACTLY why it should be criminal for public service work to be unionized...
Check out THIS RECENT EDITION as an example of the kind of regular daily headlines people were reading 70 years ago.
In the upper right-hand corner:
If you check out Homer_J_Simpson's NYT archive you will see similar headlines from that era nearly every day. Believe me, the union/communist movement had (and still has) absolutely no interest in what is best for America.
Only as long as they are breathing. If not, they are a lot calmer.
AFSCME broke into my office building years back and went into an insurance company office banging drums and whistles - until they realized the building used union janitors and they were meant to be across the street.
That was my fist intro to AFSCME and to be honest, that’s my best impression of them.
Don't f***in' push us, scumbags.
“That was my fist intro to” I see a freudian typo :)
LOL. And we have to pay for them to keep breathing.
Yep, that'll convince the taxpayer and voter to continue funding your insanity.
Yeah, that's the ticket.
Just this AM it struck me like a blow to the brain that government employees have gone from being servants of the people to rulers of the masses. In every local government office clerks and operators are churlish when dealing with the public. They are vested with permanent positions that cannot be taken away. They are as gods.
TITLE 18 > PART I > CHAPTER 115 > § 2385
§ 2385. Advocating overthrow of Government
Whoever knowingly or willfully advocates, abets, advises, or teaches the duty, necessity, desirability, or propriety of overthrowing or destroying the government of the United States or the government of any State, Territory, District or Possession thereof, or the government of any political subdivision therein, by force or violence, or by the assassination of any officer of any such government; or
Whoever, with intent to cause the overthrow or destruction of any such government, prints, publishes, edits, issues, circulates, sells, distributes, or publicly displays any written or printed matter advocating, advising, or teaching the duty, necessity, desirability, or propriety of overthrowing or destroying any government in the United States by force or violence, or attempts to do so; or
Whoever organizes or helps or attempts to organize any society, group, or assembly of persons who teach, advocate, or encourage the overthrow or destruction of any such government by force or violence; or becomes or is a member of, or affiliates with, any such society, group, or assembly of persons, knowing the purposes thereof
Shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than twenty years, or both, and shall be ineligible for employment by the United States or any department or agency thereof, for the five years next following his conviction.
If two or more persons conspire to commit any offense named in this section, each shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than twenty years, or both, and shall be ineligible for employment by the United States or any department or agency thereof, for the five years next following his conviction.
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