On the Immorality of Unions (Public or Private)
Here’s how even private-sector unions “negotiate”:
A carpenters union that has been shut out of a $34-million renovation project at the Hyatt Regency Newport Hotel and Spa picketed yesterday at the Goat Island causeway, accusing the hotel of improperly removing mold.
Representatives of the New England Regional Council of Carpenters, Local 1305, passed out leaflets stating that “mold is not being remediated in specification laid out in federal guidelines.” A photograph on the leaflet purports to show mold on a wall being refurbished.
“Makes you wonder what your room looks like under that wallpaper,” it read, adding, “Where a room with a view offers much more than an ocean view and a salty breeze.”
The hotel yesterday called the allegations untrue and questioned the union’s motives.
The union’s motives are clear: to send the message that companies must hire union or face attacks on their business. Imagine if a private company that lost a bidding contest behaved in the same manner.