Posted On: Wednesday - July 12th 2017 4:42PM MST
In Topics:   Humor
Yesterday, Zerohedge featured a Mike Shedlock (I believed Peak Stupidity has linked to him before) article Public Union Files Grievance Against Poison-Ivy-Eating Goats For Stealing Jobs
I am not as much anti-union as I used to be, but I see no reason there should be public sector unions at all. This is what having a public sector union is about: The taxpayers pay the salaries, but then their employees, workers in, say, the county government have a collective bargaining agreement with, no NOT the taxpayers, their employers, but with other employees, who are called the "County Council" or whomever. It is complete bullshit, as the employment, or collective bargaining, agreement is between one set of employees and another. It doesn't make sense. Oh, it makes sense WHY it happens, as the lower-level employees can make sure they get the voters out (many of who are government workers) in the small elections to vote for the higher-level employees that will make a very generous employment deal - one that the taxpayers HAVE NO SAY IN! Now, I would hate to tell them myself (no actually it might be fun!) that the money won't all be coming - no matter what great deals they made, you can't fight the math (more here).
These goats, well, they may know more math than some of these gov-union pukes, but they have no say in the matter:
A battle is brewing at Western Michigan University this summer between a group of hungry goats and a labor union.BOLDING is Peak Stupidity's due to heh, heh "goat crews"! I can't help it. Then, "analysis". Since when did common sense turn into "analysis". Was a big computer and/or Newton's laws involved? OK, it wasn't analysis.
The 400-member American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees has filed a grievance contending that the work the goats are doing in a wooded lot is taking away jobs from laid-off union workers.
“AFSCME takes protecting the jobs of its members very seriously and we have an agreed-upon collective bargaining agreement with Western Michigan,” said Union President Dennis Moore. “We expect the contract to be followed, and in circumstances where we feel it’s needed, we file a grievance.”
The grievance alleges that the university did not notify the union that it was planning to use goat crews on campus, according to a chief steward report supplied to the Battle Creek Enquirer.
University spokeswoman Cheryl Roland said a small goat crew has been on campus this summer, but not to cut grass.
“For the second summer in a row, we’ve brought in a goat crew to clear undergrowth in a woodlot, much of it poison ivy and other vegetation that is a problem for humans to remove,” Roland said. “Not wanting to use chemicals, either, we chose the goat solution to stay environmentally friendly.
“The area is rife with poison ivy and other invasive species, and our analysis showed the goats to be a sustainable and cost-effective way of removing them,” she added.
I hope it doesn't come down to the violence this country has seen in previous labor - management disputes, in this case, Affirmative Action hires versus scab goats. You'll have goats being mysteriously poisoned with, well what exactly?? They're not gonna notice. Then you'll have the goats keying union-driven cars, which should be pretty easy for them, in fact maybe their forte, if you will. I'd put my money on the goats - "Look for the Union label, munch, munch."
"The scab goats are remaining mostly mum when interviewed by the KZOO news team. Their putative leader, that white/gray one over there, answered our reporter with simply 'Maaaa, no comment!'"
It only stands to reason that this story would happen at the Zoo, Kalama- Zoo, that is.
Update - Oh, Battle Creek - close enough for government-union work.
Neil Young, Union Man from Hawks and Doves:
"Every 4th Friday at 10 AM
there's a local meeting of the A F of M (usicians)
This meeting will now come to order.
Is there any new business?
Yeahhh, I think ..b.live mu... bum ...stickers sh... issued.
WHAT WAS THAT?!
LIVE MUSIC IS BETTER bumper stickers should be issued.
That gentleman said "LIVE MUSIC IS BETTER" bumper stickers should be issued.
All in favor of what he said, signify by saying aay.
If however you are opposed, signify by saying NO.
I'm proud to be a union man!