Saturday, July 17, 2010

The Union Is Hiring Non-Union Employees! What's Going On?

With the extremely high unemployment rate and no end in sight, skilled and non-skilled workers, seniors and college graduates are finding unusual work in the strangest places. And most of them have no idea what, why or who they are representing.

The Mid-Atlantic Regional Council of Carpenters is hiring  Nonunion Workers to protest work being done by nonunion carpenters! The reason being; it's difficult for union members to come out due to parking or something else.

The fake union protesters are being paid minimum wage ($8.25 per hour) to walk around with signs and sound off! George Eisner, the union's director of organization says the "extra feet help the union staff about 150 picket lines in DC and Baltimore each day."
Imagine the Union actually hiring NON-UNION workers to protest the hiring of non-union workers. It seems a bit contradictory to me!

People looking for jobs can go online and get a job as a paid activist, representing groups that are against offshore drilling and groups to support the Constitution of the United States. I do not think the job qualifications are very steep. Just about anyone will get hired.

Sounds crazy, but the trend is growing and most of the paid activists don't care what they are supporting or against, all they know is they are receiving an income.

One organization in Calif. will pay $10 per hour and up for Stand-in activists to to carry signs banning foam cups and plastic bags. (That's gotta be in S.F. I'll be whacko Nancy is all for it!)

The fall elections will be influenced by the Faith and Freedom Network in Bellevue, Wash. The group is seeking activists willing to work for $10 per hour to promote statewide candidates with Judeo-Christian values. Their job will require them to go door to door and meet in mass, hopefully drawing media attention.

A baseball fanatic from Chicago posted and ad on Craigslist offering to pay anyone who attended the Cubs opening day at Wrigley Stadium. Sorry folks this job no longer exists - Opening day was in April! The cause was to stop a huge sign that would block people's view of the stadium from high rises. There were only 50 people who showed up to get their signs.

Stephen Borlik, a recent college graduate found the available job opportunities discouraging and is now receiving $13/hr. working as a fund raiser for Care. To maintain his position with Care, he must meet a weekly quota of 2 new donors per day donating a minimum of $20 each.
Do the math if he only meets his daily quota of $40 and works an 8 hour shift he gets paid $104. How can Care, an antipoverty nonprofit organization
have any money to help the poor?

People are taking jobs like these because it is better than not working at all. The majority of us have encountered fundraisers and protesters like this before. I am shocked to think that I actually believed they were doing that because they believed in a cause and not for money.
Now that I think about it, when I would ask about their program most of them did not know very much about it and would hand me a brochure.

This has truly become a country of protesters and demonstrators. I remember helping my mother stuff envelopes and going door to door for the March of Dimes and various other organizations she volunteered for.
Where have all the compassionate people gone who would do these things for free because they believed in the cause?

I will continue to protest at Tea Parties because I believe in fighting for our Constitution and our Countries Freedom. You will never see a paid protester attend one of those!
True Patriots and Believers will never take money for the future of this Country.
Sadly I think the Far Left would go to that extreme to get what they want.

Tea Party Deanie


  1. Now I know why I never joined a union of any kind. They are a bunch of back stabbing Morons, no different than our POTUS and his administration.
    Their policies have kept many good people from working and many businesses to close.
    They support the administration as it currently is, but will they in November?

  2. Deanie I would like to ask you this: As a single mother and an older person what would you do if $10-13 an hour meant putting food on your children's table or to pay your bills? For that kind of money, union or not I would go with the flow and make the money.
    As far as your post between politics and making money; where do you stand? Would you feed your family or go with the way our government is going? I am worried.

  3. Good job of keeping us aware of the union hypocrisy, Deanie. Probably the union can't afford to pay whatever union wages for pickets is because of the economy.

  4. I think it is disgraceful that the two faced union would stoop so low as to hire peopele off the street to represent the union. I wonder if these poor workers will get any union benefits. The union hates those of us who do not conform to their way of thinking. I think unions should be abolished, they are trying to take over the entire work force.

  5. Mad Sally, of course I would take any job even if it went against my principles. I believe in supporting my family no matter how politically incorrect.
    My point is the Unions, who are big supporters of Obama, are going against their foundation principles.
    I realize people are much too busy to trying to make ends meet to be able to afford the time and effort necessary to volunteer for many programs and to get the word out the organizations have to hire people to do it for them.

  6. I see your point if Care only reguires a $40 a day donation how can they afford to pay a persons wages and aide the poverty stricken? I do know that these organizations rely on the repeat donors and that is what they are going after.
    I also do agree that the people out there handing out brochures and protesting should have some knowledge about what they are doing.
    I would be in the UNIONS picket lines if that was the only job I could get and i disagree with all they stand for.
    There are so many Patriots out there and I hope the Tea Party will live forever. I know these Patriots will never be paying people to protest.

  7. Mad Sally's RoommateJuly 19, 2010 at 4:29 PM

    I too would do whatever it takes to put food on my table.
    I find it very unethical that the Union is hiring non-union workers to do their dirty work.
    Unions state they are so great, then why are right to work states gaining popularity with people moving in?

  8. I am unemployed, a single mother, ran out of unemployment checks and will take ANY job I can get. I never thought to look for work on craig's list for a job. I'll give it a try. Wish me luck!

  9. Good Luck Polly, I hope you find a job soon.
    I would do whatever it takes to support my family. I don't think I would take a job that supported the Unions. The Unions have about ruined the work force in many areas. It seems Obummer really is pushing for a complete job take over and supports the Unions.

  10. This goes to show you how unscrupulus the unions are. Just like Obama, do what I say not what I do. The unions are ruining this country.
    I heard that Calif. gov. agencies can't afford to hire union contractors and are hiring nonunion. What a shock from that liberal state.

  11. The Union is going against their own statutes by hiring non-union workers to picket. I suppose we can call these workers scabs.
    I do not hold anything against the workers, they need the work. This day and time people have to take anything they can get.


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