I was a union memeber at one time. When I was elected shop steward I took my brand new badge to the local range and put 6 10mm rounds (from a smith 610) into the Union Gear symbol on the badge--about an inch and a half circle. This thrilled all the folks I represented (third shift hated the union and its former representation--thats why I was elected) and when I was confronted by the union thugs and hotheads, of which there were a few, I proceeded to approach the plant chair-- the highest authority I had access to and also one of those that was offended by my badge--and told him If anything happens to me, my family, my property, including vehicles, home, or tool box, I am holding YOU responsible, I don't care who does it.--mind you I didn't threaten. After some mouthing off about how people sacrificed for the union and more spew about how I should be ashamed and was a bad steward, I reiterated what I told him and walked out. The hotheads suddenly shut up. And I was left alone. Moral: find the source and shut it down any way possible..:)
posted on 09/19/2003 11:55:35 PM PDT
(Just my two bits)
You are right. And I concur. I'm of two minds here as to who the "source" is (yes, I know you meant specifically, "union source"). Gray Davis some weeks back held a multi-million dollar "conference" for union peoples. Cruz Bustamante is using $4.5 million to attack/censor Prop 54. This assault occurred at a Davis/Gore event. And who is now YES on recall, Yes on Bustamante? This union thuggish behavior is not at all new. It was unions who protested alongside "anti-war" protestors in Oakland. It was Unions who also came out against Prop 209. And "unions" are rabidly against Prop 54.
The most people I know who are so economically comfortable at jobs which do not pay comparable wages in non-union sectors? Union workers.
I've been hearing anecdotal stories from workers (who despise the union they had to sign on with in order to get "the" job); the union leaders are spreading a rumor that Bush is about to pass some time of bill "outlawing" unions. Or cutting into unions. I've heard this rumor from different sources; as quoted by workers quoting their union "leaders". So. Clinton? Gebhart? HILLARY!
Thank you, but I do get your point. Getting smarter, and wising up to the ruffian techniques and methods is key to standing, here in CA.
Got any methods, specifically, for finding these sources?
posted on 09/20/2003 7:38:44 AM PDT
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