Never been a joiner Wrote:
> This article got me thinking:
> One major union, the American Federation of
> Government Employees, estimated that about a third
> of the 800,000 impacted workers will miss their
> first paycheck on Friday.
> Tony Reardon, head of the National Treasury
> Employees Union, which represents many IRS and
> U.S. Customs and Border Protection workers, called
> Friday an "ominous day" because it's the day the
> shutdown finally hits home for many Americans.
> "Federal employees started this shutdown nervous
> and anxious about their future," he said. "Today,
> many of them will be downright terrified about
> whether they can make their car payment, their
> mortgage, their daycare bill or their children's
> tuition bills."
> So, what are these Union's doing for their members
> during the shutdwon? I have read nothing about
> Unions stepping forward with interest free loans
> or other financial assistance, nothing about
> attempting to find temporary employment, or
> counseling or other forms of emotional support.
> NOTHING. Nothing but more rhetoric. Nothing but
> more drama. I am sure the Union shop stewards and
> the Union bosses aren't missing a paycheck. The
> Union coffers are full but that money is reserved
> for the inner sanctum. Fuck them. Remember these
> "tough times" you dues paying pawns when the next
> big Union meeting takes place at some swank resort
> with all you can eat buffets, open bars and
> endless rounds of golf.
You are incredibly stupid. Try to think about the financial, legal, and human resource requirements to provide loans or employment services to hundreds of thousands of applicants all at once for an unknown length of time before spouting off this crap.