Monday, June 30, 2014

The Bizarro World...

The Supreme Court Just Dealt a Devastating Blow to Public Unions

You can read the article - but step back and review the facts.  The woman who brought the lawsuit is taking care of her disabled son at home in Illinois.  The Union wants to charge her dues, because that is a Union job.

Why did the Union think they could do that? Because the Supreme Court had previously said that was an okay thing to do.

Not any more.

But, its worse than that…"Public Unions like the American Federation of Teachers quickly derided the ruling.  "While the court upheld the importance of collective bargaining and unions to families and communities, let's be clear that working people, who have aspired to the middle class and tried to make a better life for their families, have taken it on the chin for years," AFT president Randi Weingarten said in a statement.  "The Roberts court has consistently ruled in favor of corporate interests, while diminishing the rights of labor…."

A woman taking care of her son at home, to the Left, is a "corporate interest."

Proving once again that the "teachers union" is about unions, not about teachers.


LL said...

Unions seek power entirely for its own sake.

It reminds me of the Orwell quote from 1984.

"The Party seeks power entirely for it's own sake."

"Now I will tell you the answer to my question. It is this. The Party seeks power entirely for its own sake. We are not interested in the good of others; we are interested solely in power, pure power. What pure power means you will understand presently. We are different from the oligarchies of the past in that we know what we are doing. All the others, even those who resembled ourselves, were cowards and hypocrites. The German Nazis and the Russian Communists came very close to us in their methods, but they never had the courage to recognize their own motives. They pretended, perhaps they even believed, that they had seized power unwillingly and for a limited time, and that just around the corner there lay a paradise where human beings would be free and equal. We are not like that. We know what no one ever seizes power with the intention of relinquishing it. Power is not a means; it is an end. One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship. The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power. Now you begin to understand me."

Euripides said...

Everyone ignores the fact that unions are just big, corporate monopolies which gain political power by buying off candidates.

Just like the Wall Street folks leftwingers are so fond of excoriating.