Organized Hypocrisy

Big LaborTruly, there’s no hypocrisy quite like organized hypocrisy, as the Los Angeles, CA cells of the labor unions have just shown the world. After months of assaulting businesses that were against increasing the minimum wage to $15 /Hr, the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor — the local cell of the AFL-CIO — now, on the eve of LA’s adopting the increase, demands that union shops be exempted from the minimum wage increase.

While shocking in the arrogant overtness of these grifters’ demand, the demand for an escape clause for the unions is hardly shocking in its substance. While the ever-credulous “sheeple” have been gulled into believing that unions’ battles to raise the minimum wage are motivated by concern for low-income Americans, reasonable and more informed Americans know that it’s actually all about increasing the power and membership of the unions and, thereby, increasing the monies that they take from the workers now beholden to them.

Any such exemption would allow the unions greater strength when it comes to infiltrating various workplaces. They would be able to tell businesses such as fast food chains, hotels, and hospitals that if they agree to allowing the unions to take over the labor pool, their labor costs will be substantially lower because they will be forced by law to pay their unskilled workers the new, higher minimum wage.

Truly, there’s no hypocrisy quite like organized hypocrisy. Big Labor cares about its own coffers, not those of the workers.

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Modern Economics

While Obama’s legacy will be both limited and unflattering, the boy has been significant in some ways. Obama’s installation as POTUS in 2008 ushered in a new, modern school of economics…

Chimp Relaxing - Waiting on EBT and his new Obama Phone
Modern School of Economics

Apparently, in a total departure from all previous Western schools of economic though, this modern, Obama-inspired set of economic theories is predicated upon completely separating remunerations from labor effort or worth. This is a new and significant economic idea and one that Obama and the Congressional Democrats should be given full credit- and remembered for.

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1st World Overpopulation

The topic of overpopulation comes up fairly often, often in conjunction with Global Warming and/or any one of the many forms of resource depletion and deprivation. Interestingly, the topic of overpopulation is normally limited to the Third World even though the First World is truly beginning to feel the effects of its own form of overpopulation.

True, the First World, especially America, doesn’t have any particular real shortage of any natural resources. The resource, as it were, that our population is too large for is jobs.

William Hogarth’s “Gin Street” from 1751
Oh Ye Idled Masses

This isn’t even a matter of unrestrained population growth. By and large the First World nations’ organic populations are either stable or in decline. Growth is almost solely through immigration. It’s a matter of a shrinking employment market.

As far I can see and predict we already have too many people for the number of jobs available and it isn’t going to get better because it’s not a recession or depression, it’s progress. A concerted effort to increase efficiency and productivity, combined with ever increasing and accelerating technological advancements make it so that less and less people are needed as employees as time moves forward.

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Sherman’s March 2.0

Sherman's March 2.0 - Big Labor Seek To Burn The South AgainAt the time of this article it’s been 148 years, 9 months, and 22 days since the Union General, William Tecumseh Sherman made his March To The Sea, burning the cities of the South and introducing the world to strategy of destroying enemy civilian targets in order to render them incapable of making war.

Since then the South has rebuilt and risen anew.

The South is now a growing economic and political powerhouse. Hence, the forces arrayed against it are once again planning on metaphorically marching to sea and burning the South to the ground. This time Sherman’s March 2.0 is to be carried out by the Big Labor syndicates of the unions.

The AFL-CIO recently unveiled their “Southern Strategy” to unionize the South and install pro-union politicians.

LOS ANGELES — Labor will embark on an expansive organizing campaign in America’s union-scarce South that, if successful, could bring about serious political upheaval.

The AFL-CIO, at its quadrennial convention this week, adopted a resolution to come up with a “Southern Strategy” that includes “a long-term commitment to organize the South.”

The labor unions are dying because wherever employees are given the freedom of choice they, by and large, choose not to join these syndicates and, wherever they are denied freedom of choice, they tend to flee those areas of the country…for places like the South. So, of course, the heads of these syndicates are vowing to assault the South, install their politicians, and burn the new South to ground like they have the everywhere else they’ve been allowed to flourish. They can’t abide workers’ choice because they can’t survive it.

So they’re coming for Southern businesses, political representation, and the jobs that feed Southern families and they’re bound and determined to turn: Atlanta, Savannah, Charlotte, and the other great cities of south into wasteland like Detroit.

Ladies and gentlemen of the South, you’re well-armed and now you’re forewarned. The question is whether or not you’ll realize that it doesn’t matter whether they’re Blue Bellies or Purple Jackets, they’re the enemy and they’re coming once again to destroy your way of life and all that you hold dear.

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A Union Victory!

Big LaborLiberals, Progressives, and the bosses and enforcers of the organized crime syndicates known as labor unions often bemoan and wail about how they seldom achieve victories anymore.

But what would a union victory look like this more austere day and age?

The evidence indicates that it would look like defeat but with wider spread casualties.

The city of New York, faced with ever-increasing and unsustainable costs from its school busing program, made the decision to end its policy of no-bid contracts for school busing and to move to a more normative and open low-bid contract model. This instantly prompted the Amalgamated Transit Union, a cell of the AFL/CIO, to call a strike that crippled NYC’s school busing program for five weeks before the union finally suspended it on Wednesday, February 20, 2013.

More than 100,000 NYC students, including large numbers of special-needs children, were negatively impacted by the union’s strike, the first in the city since 1979.

The Result? The Victory?

When approximately 100 of the bus matrons reported for wJoseph Fazziaork at their Red Hook bus depot around 5:00 AM,  they were informed that they no longer had jobs. Their employer, Canal Escorts, Inc. had folded and gone out of business due to their strike causing  Canal Escorts, Inc. to be unable to meet its contractual requirements with the Department of Education during the month-long strike.

I’ve lost hundreds of thousands of dollars. I’m not losing another nickel more. This union thinks they can tell me what to do – they can go fuck themselves!

— Joseph Fazzia
President, Canal Escorts, Inc. (Defunct)

That was the result that Amalgamated Transit Union achieved. That was their victory. They went on strike against NYC’s upcoming shift to open, low-bid contracts and destroyed one – so far – of the private-sector employers that provided wages and benefits to their own constituency.

In some other plane the shade of King Pyrrhus of Epirus is shaking his head in dismay at their ignorance. Still, a few more victories like this and they will be undone, so there’s an upside to this situation.

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