Tuesday, May 24, 2005

    More Union Crappola

    Unions love to make harsh contrasts. Case in point is from one of their own sites that present a bill to force the State of Connecticut to buy or rent uniforms for its state employees and the state's public university system apparel from union-only shops. Their assertion is if they are not dealing with union-only shops then they must be dealing with so-called sweat shops. Sorry union - DING - WRONG - DECEPTION - BS! See, this is how the union works - by extortion and deception. It's not just my opinion, just historic provable fact.
    Europe has long been extorted by unions, and today's strike against the BBC is just another episode of such extortion. Three unions participated in a minor strike yesterday, claiming 13,000 to 15,000 staff stayed away from their jobs. Next week they plan a 48 hour strike. There is a dispute of those union figures by the BBC - of course, since the union wants everyone to believe they are so powerful.
    With Europe experiencing a somewhat high unemployment rate I'd be willing to bet the BBC could terminate ALL of those union workers, hire willing and happy new non-union workers, and be in a much better position with their audience and as a company. Will they ever wise up?


    Whymrhymer said...

    The good news: Here in the U.S., union membership is going down.

    "In 2004, 12.5 percent of wage and salary workers were union members,
    down from 12.9 percent in 2003, the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of
    Labor Statistics reported today. The union membership rate has steadily
    declined from a high of 20.1 percent in 1983, the first year for which
    comparable union data are available."

    This information is from a report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

    simoncat said...

    Unions were necessary in their day. Unfortunately, most institutions, or groups, initially formed from necessity, or even from noble principles, once imbued with power, tend to become self serving entities unto themselves.

    Somewhat like government.