Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Union shafts workers it paid to protest Wal-Mart's "shafted" workers

You must absolutely love the condescension and gall displayed by unions! How about this gem? A union hires people to picket Wal-Mart with the complaint of low wages and unaffordable heath insurance. The union pays these picketers $6/hour with no benefits.
They're not union members; they're temp workers employed through Allied Forces/Labor Express by the union—United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW). They're making $6 an hour, with no benefits; it's 104 F, and they're protesting the working conditions inside the new Wal-Mart grocery store.

"It don't make no sense, does it?" says James Greer, the line foreman and the only one who pulls down $8 an hour, as he ambles down the sidewalk, picket sign on shoulder, sweaty hat over sweaty gray hair, spitting sunflower seeds. "We're sacrificing for the people who work in there, and they don't even know it."
These union boobs don't get it.

First of all, for their righteous indignation about purported poor pay and bennies that Wal-Mart gives to its employees, the union sees no hypocrisy in its use of poorly paid "wage slaves" (to borrow from union terminology).

Secondly, the last quote typifies union (and, to a larger extent, leftist) mentality: "You rubes don't understand how bad you really have it, so we need to enlighten you imbeciles! And we'll endure conditions 100 times harsher than Wal-Mart's air-conditioned, higher-paid, benefits-ridden hellhole to help you morons see how your job really sucks!"