Leave it to the Service Employees to take the joyful spirit out of the holidays.
If the actions of SEIU members on Tuesday are any sort of predicator of what’s to come, expect to have your holiday travels spritzed with protests as workers from Airway Cleaners, PrimeFlight, AirServ, and Aviation Safeguard claim that reduced wages stemmed from low-bid contracting is creating a bad experience for travelers. An interesting stance considering “the performance of the nation’s leading carriers improved” for the fourth consecutive year.
This may be a stretch, but perhaps the presence of protesters in Terminal B at LaGuardia Airport is to blame for any less-than-satisfactory travel experiences.
UAW president and eternal flower child Bob King used the 75th anniversary of the Flint sit-down strike to veer his union back towards its socialist roots last week, calling on all UAW members in an impassioned speech to take “direct action” (union parlance for breaking the law) against the evil 1%, starting with, oddly enough, General Electric stockholders.
“It will take direct action. It will take us being willing to face arrest. It will take us being willing to be part of marches and demonstrations,” King told a crowd of 500 cheering UAW retirees many of whom may need assistance getting back up if they do indeed dare to attempt a sit-down protest. King announced the UAW is joining with SEIU, Occupy Wall Street and other class warfare crusaders to create a new “movement
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