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Organized Labor Jumped The Shark

Unions are an offshoot of the socialist-communist movement
Unions should be a thing of the past. They are no longer helpful. Back in the Triangle Fire days they were brought in for safety reasons. Now the government has all sorts of agencies to make the workplace safe. There would be no Triangle Fire today even if the unions were abolished.

Unions were not meant for bargaining for raises. They were meant to stop inhuman cruelty to workers. Now that’s the government’s job. The unions have turned into mobs for self-advancement. They are anti-capitalistic. They are socialistic and based on strong arming the creative to support the less talented drones.

Raises were not meant for collective bargaining. That should come from the marketplace and raises should be dictated by the free market place. Unions should not collectively bully companies into giving raises that are not merited by the marketplace.

If people continue to earn more than they are worth then they will be worth nothing. Short term generosity to current employees ends up in the long term bankruptcy of companies and a dearth of future jobs.
(full story at canadafreepress.com)

Teacher Unions Make An Impression

Ratcheting-up BigLabor's political power is inevitable
About half of California voters believe that teachers unions are too powerful, a new poll has found.

The bipartisan survey, conducted by the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences and the Los Angeles Times, also found that the views of voters aligned fairly closely with teachers unions on key issues, such as funding for schools. But that didn’t prevent many from having reservations about the role of unions in education and politics.

Overall, 52% of voters agreed with the statement that teachers unions are too powerful; 36% disagreed. And more voters took the position that teacher unions “are resistant to reforms that would improve schools.”
(via workplacechoice.org, full story at latimesblogs.latimes.com)

Wade Rathke Cited Again!

ACORN International prosecutes The Obama Doctrine
In an exclusive interview with The Daily Caller, Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) founder and Service Employees International Union organizer Wade Rathke acknowledged that the tea party movement has been more effective than Occupy Wall Street in influencing American politics.

Rathke was unequivocal about the Occupy movement, telling TheDC that “in no way has it had the political impact that the tea party movement has.” Yet because Occupy organizing is “still in its embryonic stages” while tea partiers have been organizing for more than two years, he cautions that “comparing the tea party movement to OWS is apples and oranges.”

While watching ACORN implode in the United States, Rathke has thrived in his new role as community organizer to the world by remaking ACORN International, known as Community Organization International in the U.S., into a worldwide community organization with near-global reach and power. And former ACORN board members say Rathke’s remarkable global turnaround is proof that most observers completely missed ACORN’s bigger picture and its broader goals.

“We see all of this as extension of what ACORN and Wade Rathke always intended,” ACORN 8 spokesman Michael McCray told TheDC. “ACORN International was created long before Wade was removed from the [ACORN] board.”

McCray said he participated in campaigns where hundreds of volunteers camped out front of the homes of corporate CEOs who were unwilling to play ball with ACORN. Hundreds of ACORN activists, he recalled, were sent to home addresses to intimidate ACORN targets.

During the time with ACORN, he said, the community-organizing giant redefined and perfected many of Alinsky’s tactics — with a far more aggressive edge.

ACORN’s downfall coincided roughly with Rathke’s reinvention, and it began with guerilla tactics of a different sort, practiced by conservative filmmaker James O’Keefe. His series of 2009 videos showing ACORN employees and volunteers attempting to facilitate prostitution and human-smuggling proposals from walk-in members of urban communities — in fact, O’Keefe himself and his cohort Hannah Giles. Shortly thereafter, Congress froze ACORN’s federal funding. The IRS and the U.S. Census Bureau later terminated their ACORN contracts.

McCray, who was booted from ACORN’s board months earlier, tipped his hat to the young agitator. “There’s no better practicer of Alinsky tactics than James O’Keefe,” he told The DC.
(full story at dailycaller.com)

Ridicule is man's most potent weapon - Saul Alinsky

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Friedrich Engels, Tehran, Czechoslovakia

On this day: November 28
U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Soviet leader Joseph Stalin meet in Tehran, Iran to discuss war strategy (1943)

In the face of protests, the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia announces it will give up its monopoly on political power (1989)

b: Friedrich Engels (1820), Ernst Röhm (1887), William McFetridge (1893), Vladimir Ivashko (1932), Gary Hart (1936); d: Richard Wright (1960), Jerry Rubin (1994)

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