Strike Now

In the thirties working conditions were pretty bad. A lot of people were out of work and would do just about anything for a buck. Employers took advantage of the mobs of low-cost labor. Conditions were bad and people got hurt or killed on a regular basis. Something needed to be done. Enter the unions.

In the thirties and even into the forties the unions were needed. By the fifties and sixties there were laws in place and much progress had been made. The unions were no longer necessary. But giving up all that free money would be hard to do. They decided not to and spent the next 60 years getting to the low state that we find them in now.

They had no real purpose so they started bullying business. The crap program started by FDR’s wage freeze, employer paid health care, was a bargaining tool. I was twenty-five years old before I found out that an employer was not the only place you could get health care.

Now they have gone above and beyond. See here. They are calling for a strike of Europe. I couldn’t think of a better place to get it. This is one of those fights where you don’t care who wins, just so they do a lot of damage to each other. Until next time, screw environmentalists.

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