DUmmies Go Into Labor Day
The DUmmies are going into Labor--Labor Day, that is--with noble visions of Joe Hill and Jimmy Hoffa and Norma Rae dancing in their heads. Workers of the world, unite! Solidarity forever! Yes, the DUmmies go all Wobbly on Labor Day.
Never mind that in recent decades Big Labor, along with Big Government, have probably COST Americans jobs, driving businesses overseas or out of business. No, one must cling to one's romantic notions.
So, several threads in our DUFU today, a couple started by DUmmie Taverner and one by DUmmie nadinbrzezinski: This THREAD, "Time for a Labor Movement NOW!" and this THREAD, "All jobs should be unionized," and this THREAD, "'Unions are Evil...' Outside of local target."
So let us now sing "The Internationale" and join the DUmmies in their righteous oppressed-worker mode (in Bolshevik Red, of course), while the commentary of your humble guest correspondent, Charles Henrickson--wondering if PJ and I should form a DUFU Writers Union and picket all you oppressive, low-paying readers--is in the [brackets]:
Time for a Labor Movement NOW!
[Time for a righteous rant NOW!]
We all labor. . . .
[We so exploited!]
Time to start a real worker's movement.
[That would start with you guys doing real work.]
Some will laugh. . . .
[You're right! We will!]
they can go f*** themselves.
[Now THAT would take some real movement!]
For the union makes us strong.
[Such hilarity for freepers,
Such hilarity for freepers,
Such hilarity for freepers,
For the DUmmies make us laugh.]
what would the movement do exactly?
[Move! What do you THINK a movement would do? Why, we'd . . . move around some, standing outside of gates and singing songs and holding signs and being righteous and oppressed.]
General strikes, shut commerce down.
[General strike! Stick it to THE MAN! NOT ONE D*MN COMMERCE DAY!!!]
Why not expand unionization?
seeing that we are down to about 12% of the populace belonging to unions at best, that looks to be an area for improvement.
[Driving businesses overseas or out of business did not do a whole lot for expanding union membership.]
ORGANIZE... ORGANIZE, and organize some more. It is that organizing that got you things like that pesky weekend or the eight hour day, or health rights.
[nadinbuttinski butts in with that pesky writing style of hers.]
Get more professions unionized IT, Sales, Sales Engineering, pretty much any kind of Engineering... Hell even Management.
[Management should unionize. Good thought there, DUmmie Taverner. Then they can go on strike against themselves.]
In a resurgent labor movement I would love to see right-to-work scabs excluded somehow. . . . We also have a lot of union Republicans. I suppose it unrealistic to plan to leave out idiot assholes like that.
[Republicans should be thrown into the no-right-to-exist movement.]
Workers of the world, awaken!
[DUmmies, do your belly-achin'!]
Just cause someone has money doesn't make them evil. . . .
All jobs should be unionized
[DUmmie Taverner thought his idea in the previous thread was so good, he gave it a thread all its own!]
Everything from IT Workers to Managers to Commercial Sex Workers
[Now you're talking! benburch would LOVE to form a union with a commercial sex worker!]
All jobs should be unionized. That is all.
[That is all NUTS! But then, that's what we expect from you DUmmies.]
F**in A. Would K&R a million times if I could.
[Unfortunately, the Poster Workers Union only allows you 15 K&Rs per hour. Then you have to have a break.]
Not sure about the sex workers.
[Is that you, Eliot Spitzer?]
San Francisco has unionized prostitutes. . . .
[The San Francisco 69ers.]
UNION, UNION, UNION, UNION.
ORGANIZE, ORGANIZE and ORGANIZE!
[CHANT CHANT CHANT! DON'T THINK THINK THINK!]
Yes, everyone should be forced to join a union..Particularly those who work for themselves.
[Just think! You can shut down your own work!]
you're entitled to your opinion. . . .
[Sorry. Section A, Paragraph 6, forbids union members from having their own opinions.]
I'd never be in favor of requiring unionization.
[LOUSY FREEPER TROLL!!!]
I don't know if small, family-owned businesses should be unionized.
[LOUSY FREEPER TROLL!!!]
Having the option is what we need. Not forced or denied one way or the other.
[Look, are you guys members of LFTU or not? Have you signed up? Have you paid your dues? If not, zip it!]
I'd be skeptical of requiring unions for everything. If the employees are happy with the way things are, then a union isn't exactly neccesary.
[NO! ALL JOBS UNIONIZED! ALL JOBS UNIONIZED! ALL JOBS . . .]
Yes, all jobs should be unionized!
"Unions are Evil..." Outside of local target
[Sister Nadin starts a thread . . .]
They are trying to gather signatures to get rid of the pension system for the police and fire in this city.
[Let me guess: Nadin pulled a siggy iggy.]
On the way out... me... "UNIONS ARE SO EVIL that this is why you got an eight hour day and weekends."
["Pesky," Nadin. You should have said, "this is why you got that pesky eight-hour day and them weekends."]
Signature gatherer said nothing...
[He was stuned. The poor guy's thinkin': "Who's this crazy lady with the bag of triage milk and bottled water?"]
Fact is, he is getting paid 3-6 bucks a signature...
[Hey, he's part of the Signature Gatherers Union.]
Fact is we have our own version of Walker here.
[Walker, Poway Manager.]
Fact is they need to be confronted... silence means you agree with them.
[Nadin will never be accused of silence.]
Methinks they are not getting the sigs though. I have gotten five robo calls from the member of the city council in question (DeMaio).
Yes, I have kept track... and I am proud of myself, one decided to LEAVE my local Ralphs after getting noisily confronted by me.
[Noisy Nadin, speaking truth to Poway!]
[A DUmmie responds . . .]
I sometimes wish we were evil. Maybe we'd be scarier. Something you wouldn't want to mess with...
[You don't laugh at DUmmieland's crap,
You don't put Fox on the screen,
You don't pull the mask off that Guy Fawkes stranger,
And you don't mess around with Nadin . . .]