The way I tell that election season has officially started is not the State Fair, or the TV ads start flying. Nope, I look for organized union protests like we saw at “fast food joints” yesterday.
I have no ill will towards any individual who is forced or chooses to carry their union card, but I do have to ask why you seek another master? I do believe the usefulness of a union has long since become irrelevant. With the advent of technological advances workplaces are safer and with the ever growing nanny state’s bureaucratic armies, compliance and oversight is taken care of.
The fact is, Big Labor unions are not concerned with the plight of their members, but rather on the health of the union itself. And they are spending big time to help push that “workers revolution” you may have read about in Marx’s utopia. And they are spending a boat load of their union members’ hard earned money (forcibly collected ‘dues’) on their radical mission.
The Service Employees International Union, or SEIU, is one of the biggest backers of the effort to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour and to unionize fast food workers. The union is heavily invested in the effort, having spent more than $38 million, directly and indirectly, in 2013 alone.
The union collects dues (IE: Taxes its members) in order to spend $38 million in a push to grow the union. They often pay people to “protest”. They also have staff and administrative and management costs that the members are forced to pay for. Doesn’t that seem like an unnecessary cost to the worker when the union is more interested in its own size, growth (dare I say profits) then the well being of the current member’s take home pay?
Don’t forget, unions take a cut out of every member’s paycheck up front. I just don’t understand why anyone who hates big business is so dang loyal to big labor. Forgot my belief that big labor has been over taken by marxists, and look at the fact that labor unions are becoming bureaucratic nightmares with leaders simply looking to maximize their salaries and profits while helping out their political allies in power.
Union leaders want to redistribute private business capital into the hands of their members through pay raises so the unions can collect more dues and elect more Democrats who will help install ….