As I was driving to work today, I saw people back at work at the local school where they’ve had a labor strike. I thought – “gosh, I’m disgusted that the school district caved to those entitled SOBs.”
Then I saw that the unions were still standing there picketing, and they had signs that said “Shame on U.S.D. 123.” As it turns out, the school district basically said FU to the union and they hired “scabs” (which I define as ‘people who are happy to have work at a decent living wage and don’t whine about raises during a major recession’).
Normally, even after the district made a decision like that, they’d have a hard time finding people willing to cross the picket line. Not in this case. The building was swarming with workers. A lot of those guys probably haven’t had work in months, and they have families to feed.
The unions are livid, of course, because the school told them FU. They are used to getting whatever they want, and when they don’t, they just throw a tantrum until people give in to them. Apparently nobody cares about their tantrum this time. I wonder what’s different?
I’m pretty confident I know the answer to that question.
The average Joe takes a look at these self-important idiots who think they can be demanding during a near-depression, and they think “I can’t believe what ungrateful bozos those union guys are! What I wouldn’t give to have a job right now!”
Unions have outlived their usefulness, and now regular people are starting to get the hint. As I was sitting at the stoplight in front of the school, people were rolling down their windows to yell at the union picketers. “Get a life!” “It’s your own fault for walking off the job!” “@#$ you, maybe you should have considered all of the unemployed people!”
I have to admit, I had a tingle of patriotic pride when I realized that everyday Americans were finally realizing how UN-American unions are.
Pay should be based on merit and economic reality, not on blackmail.
Unions are going to fight for their “due” right down to the point where they fight their way out of existence. The U.A.W. is a great example. They had a jillion people 30 years ago, they fought and fought and fought… now they have highly paid workers, but they only have a few thousand left.
Talk about biting the hand that feeds you.