Monday, March 8, 2010

Shameless unions using day laborers to do their dirty work

We've written before about the trend of some unions to outsource their picketing to the homeless to avoid having their own members do "union work" (i.e., picket).  While the practice dates back to (at least) 2007, despite the attention (which includes a NPR broadcast on the topic), apparently unions don't seem quite ready to give up the shameful practice.

Bret Jacobson has posted an interesting story today on Big Government about the Carpenters' union in New Mexico harassing businesses, using 'day laborers' to picket and, in this case, one company that decided to fight back with its own website.  As writer Jacobson notes:
So temp employees without benefits are being hired by a union to protest a company that offers good wages and benefits? As Tony The Tiger would say, GRRREEEEEAAAAT.




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