“Union Trouble” — the Borg Blues

Friday, September 16th, 2005 1:46 am by Neal

I’ve always been suspicious of unions. Even as a kid, I could tell that there was something troubling, something communistic about unions with their slogans and strikes. After reading George Will’s latest essay Union trouble, which describes recent union activities (at Northwest Airlines and Ivory Tower U), I dislike them even more. Check out the lyrics of this union song which Will uses to great effect:

When the union’s inspiration through the workers’ blood shall run,
There can be no power greater anywhere beneath the sun.
Yet what force on earth is weaker than the feeble strength of one?
But the union makes us strong.

Is there aught we hold in common with the greedy parasite

Who would lash us into serfdom and would crush us with his might?

They have taken untold millions that they never toiled to earn,
But without our brain and muscle not a single wheel could turn.

Jesus Christ! Americans actually sing that crap and believe it? And they pay dues to organizations that hoist this BS on them?

Will’s article looks at two, contemporary union actions that aren’t likely to be successful for their members and provides insight into the mind of the collective.

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