Taking the Edge Off the Hardball
It occurred to us, this last weekday before Christmas, that given all the reaction to the public-sector unions’ decision to treat the Crossroads homeless shelter as a hostile enterprise based on its support for pension reform, it would be a good idea to direct you to the charity’s donation page.
SEIU Local 580 President Phillip Keefe’s statement that the Crossroads can rightfully be punished for “playing hard ball” is little more than an explicit statement of a strategy that everybody suspects underlies the union mentality. With us or against us. Push back on us and face our organizational wrath — which, ultimately, is the core attraction of forming a bargaining unit. (It’s just too bad that, for public sector unions, all of society is a potential “management” target.)
It would certainly ease future reforms in Rhode Island and across the nation if the charity didn’t end up suffering for its decision… and especially if it ended up profiting from it. Here’s the link, again.