Theodore's World: Michigan Union ‘Outsources’ Protesters; Hires Homeless to Picket

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February 21, 2011

Michigan Union ‘Outsources’ Protesters; Hires Homeless to Picket

The Mackinac Center for Public Policy discovers that the Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters uses non-union labor to protest a Grand Rapids area businessman. What's worse, the union has even recruited demonstrators who frequent local homeless shelters, including a shelter which gets help from the very same businessman targeted by the union.


Wild Thing's comment.....

Another reason why Rush refers to them as a rent-a-mob.

I’m convinced their are no depths to which union bosses will not sink.

For one thing, their union members obviously are too lazy to go out and picket themselves or why would they have to go and pay these homless people to hold signs and protest with them.

Secondly what also REALLY ticks me off is how twice with obama he has given OUR tax dollars to the Unions and what for????? So they can have millions to use to run campaigns against Republican's. I have posted about the stimulus for unions before as have other blogs. It is unforgivable that we have to be used like this!!!!!

I hope the real Americans see beyond this Union/Pinko crap

Posted by Wild Thing at February 21, 2011 04:55 AM


The GM and Chrysler bailout was nothing but a union bailout. The UAW blew the retirement pensions of their members and now the Feds bailed them out.

Posted by: BobF at February 21, 2011 08:51 AM

Just another example of union ethics.

I hate unions and the mentality they promote. A union cost me a great job once because I refused to join. Another experience just reinforced my bitterness toward unions.

Posted by: TomR at February 21, 2011 10:33 AM

More worthless slugs, for the CPUSA, these idiots have no idea why they are there, just thay are getting paid to do nothing. Sort of the way they work.

Posted by: Mark at February 21, 2011 11:37 AM

I spent 32 years working for a company and belonging to the IBEW and eleven more working for another one CWA. And 4 years working non-union. First 32 years the business rep came around once in a blue moon. Every 4 we renewed our contract with pay raise and benefits (which we paid for) The SOP was 2
Votes NO, then the company would say vote yes or no retroactive pay. Bingo passed.

The second company wasn’t much different. We did our job as we saw fit and got it done right the first time. That my friend is called
Pride in your work and pride in yourself, something that is sorely missing in today’s work force and I know that for a fact as I fired enough of the lazy slackers.

After I retired the second time I
Decided to drive truck. It didn’t take long to smell the roses. The dispatcher was one person you never
Wanted to cross, if you did your life would be a living hell. Midnight I was told to pickup a set of loaded
Trailers and dump them off in Stockton Ca. I told the dispatcher I was out of time on my Log. He came
Back and said do what it takes. So I headed for Stockton 120 Miles up Hwy 99. About Manteca I went to
Sleep,I came very close to turning that rig over. After I changed my shorts I drove on into our yard and
Parked at the dispatch office. Walked in said your load is here, he said take it where it goes I said no
You do it tossed the keys to him and walked out. Run around scales and inspection stations , run over
Load, run over your time and you get caught for any of the above it’s your ass not the companies No
Thank you.. As for Unions they are only 10-12% of this country’s work force

I worked non union for those
Few years, didn’t like it but as long as they knew don’t screw with me it was ok. I will be very frank I don’t know many of today’s work force that would survive me as their boss and most all of my old foreman would go nuts with what shows up on the job site now days. I grew up in the forties and it was
The best of times. As I told my Grandson I’m glad I’m 72 not 21 like you. I really feel sorry for the kids of

Posted by: gator at February 21, 2011 06:43 PM

Thank you everyone!!!

Gator thank you for sharing that, I really appreciate it so much. I feel sorry for the kids of today too, my husband says the same thing.

Posted by: Wild Thing at February 22, 2011 12:26 AM