Friday, August 6

Unions and who they defend

Jillian Kay Melchior in National Review:

When hundreds of Connecticut nursing-home workers went on strike this summer, some committed “alarming, malicious events of apparent sabotage … that placed the health of many residents in immediate danger,” according to legal testimony to the United States District Court of Connecticut.

Some of the workers even endangered the lives of elderly patients, but now, their union allies are fighting to get them their old jobs back. This case is no exception: In both the private and the public sector, unions protect the jobs of all their members, even those who have done something wrong, inappropriate, dangerous, or criminal.

More at Unions Defend the Worst of the Worst: Not a firing offense: drinking, smoking pot, endangering old people, abusing children …