Beware The Union Label

Well, it’s finally happened, the union bosses finally own a business- Chrysler. 55% of the ownership will be the unions- this is part of the payback for the unions supporting Barama, and helping cram him down our throats. Now the Bosses can play with their very own company.

Let’s see if they can bury this business as quickly as Tony Soprano could bury his enemies.Maybe they’ll go from house to house, making an offer we can’t refuse, but I ain’t buying it.

The only way they will make money will be if every union guy buys a Chrysler. Then, we’ll know when they are coming down the street.

This would be hilarious if it wasn’t such a large chunk of and American business- it gives me the mental picture of Lucy Ricardo on the candy assembly line. I imagine the unions may do as well as Lucy.

The unions have absolutely no business owning anything-they have no history of being competent to own anything. Heck, their membership has been shrinking for years, as they and their legacy demands have driven businesses out of the U.S. Even airlines are opting to get their mechanical repairs done overseas, to avoid onerous costs. This is because after the “Global Economy” opened up, the companies realized they had options , and, as everyone knows, corporations have no soul, and no allegiance to a country. It’s all a balance sheet item to them.

So unions miscalculated, and like the rest of the world, were behind the curve in accepting the new, Global paradigm that NAFTA, CAFTA, and Free Trade brought about. Believe me, if we could change it most of us would. Sure we might not get plums from Chile out of season, or cheap bananas from Guatemala, but we could still have clothes that were made right, not like they were made in a communist country with artificial everything, and no safety checks on what we wear or consume. I’d rather not go up in flames just by wearing a foreign product. I know, but I’m just crazy that way.

We have almost no manufacturing capacity left. I used to love American made clothing- it was high quality, and it lasted. We have ceded almost all of our steel- making factories to China, and indeed, almost everything else, including food safety. Up until last year, I wasn’t aware that Melamine was considered, in China, to be a major food group. The companies that haven’t relocated overseas to escape crushing union costs have been bought by foreign competition, such as the Mrs. Baird’s Bakery, an institution in Texas for over 100 years, which was sold to a Mexican bakery chain.

The only unions that still have viability today are those with captive corporations, like ATT, GTE, and other communications networks, the service industry union which cleans rooms in hotels, and the auto industry.

All the rest of the unions may be hanging on, but it’s by their fingernails, and I blame the union management. While massive changes were going on, changes that shifted the power structure against the unions,the bosses were having a party on the union members dime, and missed it, just flat missed it completely.

So now the bosses want the Card Check act, or as it is otherwise known, the Employee Free Choice Act- a deceiving piece of legislation by which they hope to fool or force others into union membership, by signing a card indicating that they want a union, in front of a union steward, rather than having a secret ballot with no union intimidation.

A secret ballot is one of the cornerstones of American voting life, so why would a group that professes to be American to the core be willing to sacrifice a traditional American value such as the Secret Ballot? Easily explained, it’s all about survival- with union membership going down, and companies fleeing our shores for cheaper and less contentious labor overseas, the union bosses have to come up with some other cash cow, or management will actually have to find a job, and that, in their minds, is just not right. Other people work, they have better things to do, like party at the Fountainbleau Hotel in Miami, where the rooms start at $400.00 a night, and that is not even ocean view. All on the union member’s dime. Don’t you think, in this economy, they could have scaled back their “meeting”?

If card check passes, (and it probably will, with all the socialists in office), this will be the death knell of many businesses and certainly the utter demise of any and all manufacturing in this country, except what is ordered by the union’s new partner, the government- who will do everything they can to ensure that we the people buy union, even if we can’t afford it, or just plain do not want to. We the people will become the peon class to our new lords the union bosses and government hacks, oh joy.

I’m getting a tingle down my leg- if I am lucky, it’s the precursor to a stroke.

Big Dog

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3 Responses to “Beware The Union Label”

  1. Big Dog says:

    You don’t want to have that stroke now because your long term care might be directed by the government.

    Obama’s bureaucrats will decide what is best for you…

  2. Blake says:

    I’m praying for a fatal one.

  3. Blake says:

    Just as an update- now unions seem set to get a large chunk of GM- if that happens, I will never buy another GM ever again. Extortion might sound like a neat name for a new car or truck, but for the unions to do this is execrable, and inexcusable, and it is only because union bosses have been stealing from union membership for years, but now with membership going down, these same incompetent union bosses actually think they can run a business?
    Say bye- bye to GM.