The NYC Unions delayed snow cleanup as a protest against proposed budget cuts.
What ought to really make us sick is some folks (including babies) died because help could not reach them in time due to delays in cleanup
Yes, but don't you know that if the unions don't step in then those workers might not get the overtime pay they deserve. Who cares if some people have to die in the process, it's the cost progress. (heavy, heavy sarcasm)
Answer by scout_mom at 8:35 AM on Dec. 31, 2010
Answer by emptynstr at 8:43 AM on Dec. 31, 2010
Unions have outlived their usefulness.And Democrats on the East Coast are starting to distance themselves from the Unions over the last 6 months or so. Sad to say, but I'm really glad this happened and I'm glad some conservative employees blew the whistle and agree to testify. Hopefully, the bosses who ordered this will be prosecuted civilly and the Unions publicly. Bankrupting the Union that ran this operation is paramount, bankrupting NYC wouldn't be a bad idea either. It might be the only thing that saves the city.
Slow workers are always joked about as being Union Workers pretty much every where I've lived or worked. This is nothing new they just got caught this time assuming all the employees were liberal and willing to go along with these antiquated tactics.
Answer by jewjewbee at 8:45 AM on Dec. 31, 2010
Answer by jewjewbee at 8:49 AM on Dec. 31, 2010
Answer by Carpy at 9:01 AM on Dec. 31, 2010
I love union stories. My family and inlaws are all big union people, always were. I have an Aunt that Studs Terkel wrote about because of her union activity. Unions not only protect the worthless and lazy, it actually encourages it. I feel that it also encourages violence and vigilantism. When only 8% of the US workforce is union you would think we could bring all this crap to an end. Hopefully, the exposure of what went on in NY will hasten those efforts. Luckily NY has a really good R Congressman who has agreed to take all of this on his shoulders and investigate it to the end.
Answer by jewjewbee at 9:21 AM on Dec. 31, 2010
It's all VERY sad.
But I wonder how NYC voted?
Answer by mustbeGRACE at 9:36 AM on Dec. 31, 2010
And Boston is talking about closing schools, but the teachers' union will keep their cushy contract.
Unions have far passed what they were started for and become the thing they fought against. They are now "the man".
Answer by jesse123456 at 9:56 AM on Dec. 31, 2010
Answer by gdiamante at 9:56 AM on Dec. 31, 2010
Answer by Carpy at 10:15 AM on Dec. 31, 2010
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