I just think I’m going to barf.
The realization that his union dues were being used for politics — aggressive big-government politics at that — eventually led [Terry] Bowman to create a new organization called “Union Conservatives.”
The purpose behind Union Conservatives is to provide an outlet for workers throughout the state who support the basic idea of unions but are troubled by unaccountable union officials and the political orientation of the union establishment.
Troubled by union dues being used for politics? Terry Bowman is ok with the fact that his tax dollars are used to strengthen conservative politics. He’s planning on launching “Union Conservatives” and “Union Liberty” as non-profits so that he can avoid paying taxes on them. Typical conservative wanting to push his politics on other people while freeloading through society. But, details.
Let’s take a close look what these Union Conservatives
were told to believe:
I got to say, as the uber proud grand-daughter of a Sit Down veteran, I take great offense to some of this crap. Bowman says unions are not agents of social change? I’d like to see Bowman go to work for a boss who checks the toilet for cigarette butts before he allows Bowman to flush. I’d like him to work in a place where he is told to “follow the blood to the hospital” if he ever gets hurt. That was “truth and reality” in my grandfather’s world, and it will be in his if his beloved corporate conservatives have their way.
My grandparents, great-grandparents, and many aunts and uncles worked very hard to provide a safe work environment for people like Bowman, so that he never has to be told to “follow the blood to the hospital.” And in the event that he does get hurt in the workplace, he’ll probably receive disability or worker’s comp. But you know, that would be welfare.
Oh, and the ‘Union Conservatives’ are recruiting folks in to the “right to work for less” movement in Michigan. Color me so surprised.
By the way if you want to get to know Terry, his Tea Bagger Ning page is here.