Category: unions


The Truth Behind Union Representation

How Far Would You Go To seiu_meetingHelp People?

This is where you get when you spend decades making the proverbial sausage of union deals.

When I was young boy, I wanted to be a firefighter. Cliché, I know. But the reason was simple: besides the glory and the cool uniform, it was the ability to help people in immediate need that got me all giddy, the ability to be a hero. Continue reading “Confession”

A Crumbling Foundation

A Crumbling Foundation

Unions Are Falling and Failing

Guess what went wrong?

Unions used to mean something good in this country. They stood for something truly progressive. When society industrialized in the 19th Century, a new seismic change in society spurred a turn away from the hierarchal neo-feudal system of labor into a new factory-based economy. For several years, the neo-feudal lords were merely replaced by factory owners and industrialist; and the serfs and laborers replaced by factory workers. During this time vulnerable workers were constantly at the whims of their employers. The very idea of worker’s rights simply didn’t exist. Continue reading “A Crumbling Foundation”