I’m not asking to be insulting, or to start a fight. Nor am I saying that everyone in a union is stupid—far from it.
In fact, I think that the smart, hard-working, profit-generating, non-pot-smoking workers are precisely the ones who don’t need the union. It’s the unions that need them.
Consider the Chrysler workers busted for working drunk/stoned, but put back on the factory floor by the unions. How were the unions able to get these drunks back to work? By threatening to withhold the labor of the productive, skilled workers.
Unions allow idiots like these to hide behind the smarter, more talented workers. It allows incompetent people to keep jobs they don’t deserve by leveraging the value of the skilled union laborers who would be well paid with or without the union.
Smart workers don’t need unions. Stupid workers—like these guys—do.
For almost two years, [Michigan] Gov. Rick Snyder, against many in his Republican Party, insisted a right-to-work bill shouldn’t reach his desk.
Too divisive, he’d say. Why go to war with unions when there was a tax code to fix and a budget to balance to begin his reinvention of Michigan?
And what did Snyder’s stance get him? Headaches, mostly.
Certainly not any gratitude from organized labor.
On Thursday, Snyder said enough. Not only will he welcome a right-to-work bill, he’ll push for rapid passage and sign it right away.
All the unions had to do was cooperate, work with the governor, make a deal. Instead they went the “scorched earth” route and made an enemy. When Gov. Snyder signs the “right-to-work” legislation, they won’t have anyone to blame but themselves.