The plight of Detroit—in any kind of rational or sane world—should have shown us all the end-game of the evil that is organized labor. However, apparently it has not. Recently as Hostess was driven into bankruptcy by what should be some kind of a joke baker's union, you'd think that finally everyone would understand what is at stake here. But no, apparently they have not. This so-called free-market economy that powers the—so-far—most prosperous economy in the history of the world has been under assault by the forces of evil for the past fifty or sixty years. The stakes are these: Heaven or Hell. You want hell, vote for the UAW or BCTGM. As you smile in satisfaction at your slightly higher paycheck, and pat your own back in satisfaction, consider a famous man who made a similar choice.
Matthew 26 14 Then one of the twelve, called Judas Iscariot, went unto the chief priests, 15 And said unto them, What will ye give me, and I will deliver [Jesus] unto you? And they covenanted with him for thirty pieces of silver. 16 And from that time he sought opportunity to betray [Jesus].There will always be those who'd sell their own mother, their own children if the price was right. Don't bother asking what's wrong with these people. What's wrong is that if they ever had a soul, they sold it long long ago.
Consider these facts: Unions were originally formed to protect workers from unsafe working conditions. We have OSHA now, so we no longer need unions for that. We have minimum wages, and a free market economy, the internet, MONSTER.COM, and a host of other avenues for skilled workers to shop around for the most advantageous position and wages, so we no longer need unions for that. What then, is the modern day purpose of a labor union? The technical term is: Extortion.
1. the practice of obtaining something, esp. money, through force or threats.If somebody knocks on your front door and says: I'm going to burn your house down unless you give me money. That extortionist can and probably will be arrested on a charge of extortion. In any civilized society, we can't have people threatening to destroy something if they don't get what they're demanding...which brings me to organized labor. Unions threaten business with destruction, bankruptcy, ruin, unless they get what they demand. How is this legal? I'm sure there's some fancypants lawyer out there with a ten-thousand word explanation that defies explanation. But if you took the trouble to boil all that obfuscatory bullshit down to plain English what you'd wind up with is simply one word: "BECAUSE."
synonyms: blackmail, shakedown; formal exaction
"arrested on a charge of extortion"
Labor unions engage in legalized extortion and the kicker is this: Employers can't even fire the disloyal scumbags who've turned on them. Tennessee is a right-to-work state, which means that even if labor unions have managed to bamboozle the workers at some factory, they still can't require new-hires to join their damned union. Furthermore, and more to the point, in Chattanooga at least, you've got a small majority of people who A: want to work, and B: don't feel like blackmailing their employer. Sounds to me like Tennessee is a great place to come if you want to open a factory, plant, business, shopping center, etc. The Volunteer State is an okay slogan, but maybe it needs an update. Tennessee: Where You Won't be Blackmailed!