Denny's Zinger: The Arrogance and Stupidity of Unions
I recently received an email from an outfit called "Union Made in America."
Always looking to buy American I clicked, and the bizarre splash page can be seen in the media player at right.
- It's all about making a statement.
- Selling product is an afterthought.
I clicked on the teeny-tiny grungy shirt at upper left and what pops up is grungy wrinkled shirt with the following mouse-type selling copy:
Made in USA products—We sell Clothing and products Made in USA by US Manufacturers. Our products include Union and or American made apparel from Round House, Camber, Okabashi, New Balance, Union Line, Kamik Winter Boots, Northstar Gloves, King Louie, Union House men's briefs and boxers. We also sell Made in USA Cookware and Toys.
And no price.
- In 1944, WWII production was halted in Philadelphia because the transit workers went on strike to protest the hiring of blacks. Roosevelt called in the Army to run buses and streetcars and strikers were fired.
- In 1981, Robert Poli threatened to shut down the country with a strike of his PATCO (Air Traffic Controllers) Union. Newly-elected President Ronald Reagan fired them all.
- After years of thuggish treatment of Philadelphia Convention Center exhibitors by carpenters and teamsters—costing the city millions in lost business—these two unions were summarily fired.
Takeaways to Consider
- Unions became powerhouses in the U.S. by breaking rules and punishing the establishment.
- Better you should know the rules and follow them.
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