reply to post by CerBeRus666
Sure a little touchy, you made a very broad statement claiming that: " As for the "Unions"everything they touch, they destroy."
I spend my waking hours in hellish conditions that most of society is unable or unwilling to endure. So forgive me for countering your accusation
with a lengthy rebuttal.
I gave you a laundry list of all the things that are built by Unions. That is in stark contrast to your claims of annihilation by proximity. You
seem to believe that where ever Unions exist they destroy society yet you say that you choose your primary home to be on Long Island, one of the most
pro-Union areas in the Nation. Surely if Organized labor is as destructive as you claim then Long Island would be an uninhabitable hell hole.
You claim that my tools and clothing are made by slave labor which is wrong. Every tool I use in my craft is made in the USA. My clothing is Union
made in the US, even my pair of Danner boots which are the best money can buy IMHO.
Good on you for paying better than standard to your employees but you are the exception. My Union exists in a Right to Work state which means we have
almost no power what so ever. The only reason we are able to exist is by providing a superior level of workmanship than our unorganized competition.
The things we collectively bargain for are not menacing or vile, they are the things many Industrial bases would rather not provide, Clean cool
drinking (not ice cold, just not warmed in the sun all day) water and sanitary restrooms.
I cannot speak for all Unions but the one I am a member of first and foremost is Democratic. Every member has equal voice. There is no tyranny. I
swore an oath upon becoming a member to oppose Fascism, Communism and all subversive isms. This organization was founded to stop the deaths of
working men due to a total lack of formal training in the field. Before the creation of our apprenticeship the mortality rate of electrical workers
was disgusting. To this day passing the knowledge to preserve life while doing superior workmanship is the foremost reason for our existence.
This is not about labels and despite what you think it is about self worth, self respect and self awareness. Doing everything in our power to make
sure that every man and woman goes home uninjured to their loved ones is the very definition of such to me.
Perhaps you find that standing in solidarity with other humans is disgusting, such is your right to believe. I do not hold this to be true. Working
together with those around you to create a better world is a goal I believe in and work to with my entire being. This is why I wake up each morning
to sweat and bleed building a more comfortable world for the very people that will spit on me for engaging in physical labor. The same people that do
not wish to have us in the same dining rooms, restrooms or share water fountains.
Our cause is the cause of human justice, human rights, human security.
We refuse, and will always refuse, to condone or tolerate dictatorship or oppression of any kind.
We will find and expel from our midst any who might attempt to destroy, by subversion, all that we stand for.
This Brotherhood will continue to oppose communism, Nazism or any other subversive "ism." We will support our God, our Nations, our Union.
Good day sir.
edit on 30-9-2011 by SanguineDenial because: Grammar