Article 43

 

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Apalling Labor Practices Of Unions Part II

Reprinted from Ex Parte

The Denver Post has an article on similar union practices in Colorado, entitled Irony marches with union sign carriers.

Unfortunately, much of that article misses the point - even a labor expert quoted in that piece thinks that the irony is that the protestors have no stake in the protest. That may be ironic, but the deeper irony is hidden further in the article. In Denver, day-laborers from El Centro Humanitario Para los Trabajadores are paid $10/hr, which a person affiliated with that day labor center claims is a “living wage.”

But scroll down to near the bottom of the article and you’ll discover the reason for the protest:

It [the union] wants those [non-union] contractors to pay an “area standard wage” of approximately $16.25 per hour and to provide their employees with retirement benefits, training programs and family health-care coverage. And it’s willing to picket those who refuse.

Yeah, the union is willing to picket others but it’s not itself willing to pay those who picket the “area standard wage” or give them “retirement benefits, training programs and family health-care coverage.”

Union member Gary Ulmer, 48, who was working in a building nearby, shrugged when asked what he thought about day-laborers picketing for the union. “It gives them a wage,” he said.

Yeah, and so does working a non-union construction job…

And then there’s this gem:

By paying low wages, contractors help depress pay for workers other than their own, said Joe Avila, 50, a union carpenter who pickets because he has been out of work for six months. “This affects everybody, and it brings down the standard of pay and health care.”

So, what about unions that are paying low wages, Joe? Why do they get a free pass?

SOURCE

APPALLING LABOR PRACTICES OF UNIONS
CORPORATE UNIONISM
CWA DISHONOR
CWA’S DARK SIDE
LABOR’S LOST STORY
CALLING AMERICAN LABOR

READ MORE...
Posted by Elvis on 02/15/06 •
Section General Reading
View (0) comment(s) or add a new one
Printable viewLink to this article
Home
Page 1 of 1 pages

Statistics

Total page hits 9514139
Page rendered in 0.6314 seconds
42 queries executed
Debug mode is off
Total Entries: 3206
Total Comments: 337
Most Recent Entry: 11/21/2019 10:21 am
Most Recent Comment on: 01/02/2016 09:13 pm
Total Logged in members: 0
Total guests: 19
Total anonymous users: 0
The most visitors ever was 114 on 10/26/2017 04:23 am


Email Us

Home

Members:
Login | Register
Resumes | Members

In memory of the layed off workers of AT&T

Today's Diversion

Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within. - Anonymous

Search


Advanced Search

Sections

Calendar

December 2019
S M T W T F S
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30 31        

Must Read

Most recent entries

RSS Feeds

Today's News

ARS Technica

External Links

Elvis Picks

BLS Pages

Favorites

All Posts

Archives

RSS


Creative Commons License


Support Bloggers' Rights