Tuesday, June 21, 2011

36 reasons to thank a union

Here's a great idea: Any elected official who enjoys benefits and rights that union members fought and died for should give them up.

That doesn't just mean pensions for members of Congress. That means holiday pay, vacations, weekends and privacy rights for people like randy Sen. Randy Hopper in Wisconsin, wingnut Gov. Paul LePage in Maine, nutcase Sen. Jim DeMint in South Carolina and all the others (you know who they are).

The Big Corporation blog offers a list of 36 reasons to thank a union, pointing out that employers did not suddenly feel generous and grant workers two days off every week. Here's the list.

And we love the Big Corporation Pledge of Allegiance, which we suspect the Koch brothers recite every day.
I Pledge Allegiance to the Banks of the United States of America

And to the Corporations for Which They Stand

One Nation Where Money is God

Made Divisible, No Liberty or Justice at All...