For America’s younger generations – who learned ZERO History from their union teachers in their public schools, – today’s lead Herald story will go right over their heads.
Two local Union Bosses – Frank Callahan and Bob Rizzi are sniveling that the good old goonish days of doing business – with broken legs and burnt-out buildings, – just aren’t happening anymore.
Rizzi himself is barely old enough to remember when the Quincy Shipyards build big ships for the US Navy – before union nastiness caused the Navy to look to southern shipyards…
Massachusetts was once a manufacturing powerhouse! Our shipyards, mills and factories equipped the Union Army and Navy in the Civil War, and the US Navy and Army thereafter – through the Korean War and into the Cold War….
Then the unholy alliance between Labor Unions, Communists, Socialists and the Democrat Party began to cause Big Capital to think about moving out of union-infested New England.
Theft of cargo moving across Boston’s docks caused insurers to require shipper to move cargo through Baltimore, – and today very little cargo moves through Boston.
Then things got really ugly. By the 1960s a whole new crop of know-it-all liberal Democrats were taking control of local party committees, – and ranting about “clean air – clean water” and “getting rid of those belching smokestacks”...
They were trying to outlaw their father’s and grand-father’s jobs…and they succeeded!
By the early 1980s people began to talk about everybody working ‘clean’ jobs in air-conditioned comfort. But that never happened. Instead, Mexicans began to pour into the country in record numbers – to take those ‘dirty and messy’ jobs.
And – because they’d ALWAYS VOTED DEMOCRAT, in 1992 the unions massively backed Bill Clinton. It was akin to playing Russian Roulette – with only one empty chamber… Clinton got NAFTA passed, and signed, – and he’s STILL GLOATING!
Today, if you are a union family, – there are damned few jobs for your son or daughter to go into….
The Democrat Party can’t deliver anything but government jobs….
Even teachers are beginning to rebel, – after 50+ years of paying union dues to fat-cat union bosses,…they want out. The honest ones want the incompetent slugs purged from their ranks….
But union leaders will still suck up to Democrats – and use Union Dues to finance their campaigns. They seem unable to think outside the box….
Hey Frank, – ‘splain for us your logic – sucking up to Deval, – who was a champion of shielding illegal aliens from deportation – EVEN THE CRIMINAL ONES – even though you know they were working construction jobs. ‘splain please?
Are you STILL PROUD of supporting Obama?
WHAT did he do for union jobs in Massachusetts? Have you heard of TPP Frank? How about ObamaCare?
And Frank,…can you tell us how much you make on your side job? Do you pay union dues on your Blue Cross job?
Folks, after dealing with them for decades, I can tell you the only hypocrites worse than Democrat politicians are union leaders…. [except maybe MassGOP RiNOs…]
Hey Bob, Hillary says she wants to bring in 500,000 more Syrian ‘refugees’ – to take jobs here?
You still going to vote for her?
Are you going to send you member’s dues to the Democrat party?