Reply to: State Policy Network Unleashes Wave of Front Groups to Attack Public Union Membership
The goal of union opposition is part of the overall philosophy of neoconservatism: Employers and corporate executives are part of the re-established nobility. Workers need to be subservient to their employer masters and have no rights at all, other than to quit and find work elsewhere. Sir Edmund Burke spoke of a "natural aristocracy" in a utopia pf completely unregulated capitalism.
Reply to: Meet George Zoley, America’s Highest Paid “Corrections Officer”
My name is Ben. I applied for a detention officer at Geogroup in Conroe TX. I am qualify for the job. They ask for High School Diploma or GED. I have 2 years college degree. I have 20 years of experience working with young people from five to thirty years of age. I am bilingual. I have 10 years of management experience. I have seven years of experience working with high school and university students. I worked with disability, and ISS students. I went through all my interview process with all ICE agents, they were all nice agents. I met all the requirements for the position. When I went on my training at the facility, there were two trainers there one was very nice, confident of herself, excellent trainer, she showed me everything that I need to know about the job. Unfortunately, the second one is racist and anti-immigrants. As soon as she realized that I am a naturalized citizen, she treated as if I was of of the detainees. She lied against me. Mrs. Smith hated me to death.
Reply to: The Lewis Powell Memo: Corporate Blueprint to Dominate Democracy
These critters trace their antecedents at least back to John Calhoun of South Carolina who called Slavery a "Positive good".Slavery made South Carolina one of the richest states in the country. Nancy MacLean, in "Democracy in Chains", documents how economist James Buchanan set us a right wing school of economics at the University of Virginia and later George Mason University.preaching property supremacy, and stealth methods of implementation.The Koch Brothers got their start, and helped found most of the groups listed like ALEC, U.S Chamber, Heritage etc. The Rump is the culmination.
Reply to: Privatization Fail: The Troubled History of Maximus Inc.
This 'outsourcing' of government functions and responsibility is classic corporate capture. This is generous government welfare benefit payment... to the wealthy at the most cynical expense of those that this money is supposed to support. These parasites will without any sense of irony tell a person with no legs to stand on his his own two feet; something they themselves have rarely if ever had to do because they are bankrolled by the state. We have seen the language distorted so we never give succour an even break.
Reply to: Who Is Behind the National Right to Work Committee and its Anti-Union Crusade?
Guess what, the members are the Union. You don't like what your Union is doing, get involved. The LMRDA gives you many rights which are enforced by the DOL, use them. Stop blaming the "Union" get off your ass and get involved, that's what I did and it worked. Flo, based on all the grammatical errors in your post, you need a Union protecting your job. No Union voluntarily gives away jurisdiction, sometimes it is a battle they cannot win. Instead blaming the IBEW get the facts! Also, what is this nonsense about going after pensions? Republicans have been attacking ERISA and taking your pension since Bush signed the PPA into law. Get your facts straight. Too many ignorant people here who don't know what side their bread is buttered on. Who benefits from destroying Unions? Corporations, billionaires, and large employers. Who gets hurt by when Unions are destroyed? Employees, the the working class, most of America.