First of all I want to thank all those that work in the capacity of service, it is the highest calling. Whether you are a policeman, firefighter, nurse, teacher, social worker, whatever this is usually a career for someone who really cares about other people.
That said, some of you remember me posting from way back when, I worked union for 26 years. I was completely loyal to the company I worked for and they crapped all over me. There were a couple of instances where the union should have stepped in and helped, and they did nothing. And while we were all out on strike the union reps and our president all still collected their paychecks. Out for five months during the fires of Southern California, those that had double incomes in the business that didn't lose their houses to the fires, lost them because they had no income coming in. Now I went to a couple of years of college, but I'm no genius, yet even I could see the tides changing that year. We had demanded so much in the past contracts where non-union businesses were having to cut, that I knew it was going to be a tough fight and that we would probably have to relinquish some of the more than favorable benefits that we had. But our illustrious leaders told us to stay out on strike, while they drove around in limos and brand new Hummers.
The point is that years and years ago the unions formed because of a need, the employers did not want to pay a fare wage and the working conditions were abhorrent. People were working for nothing and dying on machines that were not safe or inhaling caustic materials that later caused major health problems. Today we have so many different government groups that challenge and fight for the rights of workers that all unions do is make money for the union bosses. Like I said above, our president had the gaul to drive up in a limo one time and in a brand new Hummer the next.
All they are are money making machines for those in charge. Just think how much we would be getting paid if out of our pay didn't have to come union dues and the extra money that was paid to the unions by our employers. I went to two years of college, some that I worked with had no college education and others still had only a high school exit equivalency. I don't know if we deserved to be being paid up to 20 dollars an hour or not, but I know people that have gone to college for years and still aren't much further than that. Our own military that secure all of our freedoms and some even die for it, are making less than that.
So when I hear anything about the unions, I just get sick. First they weren't for amnesty, but when they realized that there would be a whole new sector of people paying money out to them, they were all for it. So many of our hard working citizens are without a job now because illegals have taken them from them. Our unions have done nothing for the hardworking people that put them where they are now. Why have they not absolutely championed the idea of making sure that these people are not hired. Instead they do backroom deals with them and tell them if they don't join the union and pay the dues they will make sure that they are deported. It is the unions that have put us in the predicament that we are in today. Look at California where there is absolutely no competion in the work force because everything has been unionized, from the police, to firemen, teachers to construction workers, and now think about how expensive everything is. Do you really think that it is more expensive to live in California just because it is. No it is because there is no competion to keep the costs down. From our grocery stores to the California state workers that work on our highways and schools and every where else. You pay them or you don't get it done, so whatever they want that's is what you are going to pay,
California as a warning for America
Congressman Tom McClintock said it best in a speech that he offered up in Washington, D.C., on
Friday July 13th, 2009 to the Competitive Enterprise Institute and Pacific Research
Institute that clearly illustrate why California is facing such a large
fiscal mess. His beginning joke is so funny because it is so true:
And so we come to the real reason for this post, we must stop the unions from getting any bigger. They already have so many hands in our governmnet all they need do is pluck certain of our freedoms away. It won't be far off if we all let this just happen.