September 8, 2011

The Gladney-ization of America: Trumka sits with First Lady After AFL-CIO Took Hostages

I would like to add that Boeing is being sued right now by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) because it chose to open a new plant in South Carolina. The unions are pissed off because South Carolina is a right-to-work state. But Boeing is NOT CLOSING down their existing unionized plant in Washington. Boeing is expanding operations elsewhere. People in that state will now have work. I want everyone to know that approximately 92% of America's workforce, that would be you and me are NON-UNION workers. We are protected under federal, state and local employment laws. But unions want the world to believe that they are the working class. So what does that make the rest of us 92% NON-UNION workers? WE ARE THE WORKING MIDDLE CLASS.
[NY Times 1/22/10] For the first time in American history, a majority of union members are government workers rather than private-sector employees, the Bureau of Labor Statistics announced on Friday.

In its annual report on union membership, the bureau undercut the longstanding notion that union members are overwhelmingly blue-collar factory workers. It found that membership fell so fast in the private sector in 2009 that the 7.9 million unionized public-sector workers easily outnumbered those in the private sector, where labor’s ranks shrank to 7.4 million, from 8.2 million in 2008.

According to the labor bureau, 7.2 percent of private-sector workers were union members last year, down from 7.6 percent the previous year. That, labor historians said, was the lowest percentage of private-sector workers in unions since 1900.

Among government workers, union membership grew to 37.4 percent last year, from 36.8 percent in 2008.
So now American corporations are being muscled by labor unions with government backing and can't FREELY CHOOSE where we want to do business in this country without being THREATENED by labor unions?! Sounds pretty much like a mafia to me.
[The Sun news 6/15/11] The NLRB is accusing Boeing, the plane maker of breaking the law when it built a non-union production line in South Carolina. The board accused Boeing Co. of illegally retaliating against union workers for past strikes by adding a non-union assembly line for its new 787 passenger jet in South Carolina. The NLRB said Boeing should also moving that assembly work to unionized plants in Washington state, where other 787s are assembled
BIG Journalism
written by Dana Loesch
Thursday September 8, 2011

Earlier this morning 500 or so members of the AFL-CIO stormed a port in Washington, vandalized the facility, reportedly cut the brake lines of train cars, and held six guards hostage. Shockingly, no one was arrested. Earlier that week a judge issued a restraining order against this same group after they clashed with police while brandishing bats and issuing death threats. Nineteen people were arrested for misdemeanors.

While all of this was going on, the group’s head, Richard Trumka, was invited as a guest of the President to tonight’s jobs address.

Rebel Pundit reminds us of when Illinois’ Jan Schakowsky called tea party-supporting congressmen “radical hostage takers.” I wonder if the congresswoman would like to amend her statement now?

If you thought that all of this would score major news coverage, you’d be wrong. Only a handful of outlets have written about it. As of this writing, I’ve not seen any television coverage and I have not seen a single mention of it on a Soros-funded blog.

Trumka sat with the First Lady — along with GE President Jeff Immelt (while the President gave an address that ironically touched on crony capitalism and big business) as though nothing had happened. I speculated initially as to whether or not the President would continue to force such displays in our faces; the answer is yes, because they want us to grow accustomed to this behavior. They want us to think normal of it when Americans are targeted by, as Hoffa so aptly put it, “Obama’s army.” News barely batted an eye at the violence perpetrated by unions upon Wisconsinites; the majors ignored it when a non-union business owner was shot, his property vandalized for his business being non-union; it’s the Gladney-ization of America and the news is silent. We’ll grow used to seeing such violence play out when the public sector, which accounts for a small percentage of workers in America, doesn’t get it’s way. Acclimation will lead to apathy, and fait accompli their objective is realized.

All, apparently, with the approval of this administration.

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