Thursday, August 06, 2009

We Don't Think AFL* Means What They Think It Means

Full disclosure: we're big union fans around the marbled halls of IM Central. Always have been. Our old daddy was a died in the wool unionist, as was our granddaddy, uncles, various and assorted cousins, in laws and camp followers.

That being said, we have to admit that we're concerned over the republican drive to organize crazy people. Now there's nothing wrong with showing up at a public meeting and making a fool of yourself. Heck, it's what keeps cable access channels in business.

But here's our dilemma: The republicans are bringing these people together to fulminate against health care. OK, so far so good, but what's one of the first things workers do once they organize? They ask for benefits, right? But if the whole purpose organizing yourself is to destroy benefits, doesn't that sort of put you in a corner vis-a-vis the whole employee perks situation?

Well, we suppose they could just go the straight commercial route and set up some sort of profit sharing scheme, but the idea of sharing profits doesn't strike us as a republican family value.

Come to think of it, neither does unionizing. Maybe the idea is for members to pay dues for themselves, and the voices in their heads. That might solve some of the RNC funding problems.

*Absolutely Freaking Loony


Anonymous said...

Rachel blows everybody away with her facts and chops. Way to go, HEAD-HUNTER!

Seeing Eye Chick said...

What would you call such an entity?

an UnUnion?
a NonUnion.

Oh Wait, I remember:

"We Erisians Stick Apart!"

Nope, they don't do enough acid. hmmmm

I will have to think on this cosmic oxymoron for a bit.

scripto said...

a nunion? maybe a wingnunion.