Did you know there is a mayor of an American city who is winning the battle against public service unions? No, it’s not Chris Christie nor Scott Walker.
This mayor “has been carrying out a program of privatizing city jobs, laying off unionized municipal employees and contracting out the work to vendors, who hire nonunion people to do the jobs of a few dollars an hour less than the city employees earned.” This mayor, “pushes around poorly paid members on not just any union, but the very SEIU itself, and the general public hears nothing about it.”
A xxxxxxx neighborhood publication, Our Urban Times, tells the story, using the case of more than fifty recently laid-off library janitors who complete [the Mayor’s] privatization drive in the xxxxxxx’s Department of Fleet and Facility Management (2FM). There is no doubt that the janitors are ideal candidates to be characterized as victims of a heartless and ruthless rich politician. The new working arrangements push several union buttons:
Their rates to the employee tend to be at least four dollars under the $11.90 to $15.90 workers are currently being paid. Further more [sic] they hire people on a part time basis and do not have to provide benefits, according to [Secretary-Treasurer of SEIU Local 73 Matt] Brandon.
There heart-rending stories of suffering by minorities during the holiday waiting for the MSNBC cameras, if only they would come:
“We took furlough days when they asked us to. That cost me $4,000 over three years. Our contract says we are to get a 90-day notice for termination. We got one day. I’m very concerned. I don’t know what I am going to do and Ihave bills to pay,” said Glenda Thomas, a 17-year employee.
Do you know who the mayor is? And the city? It’s Rahm Emanuel, Mayor of Chicago.
Speaking of Rahm Emanuel, he just made this comment about the newly released movie, Lincoln.
(CNSNews.com) — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, the former chief of staff to President Barack Obama, likened Obama’s values and “ability to see a clear road where everybody just sees fog” to President Abraham Lincoln as depicted in the 2012 Steven Spielberg movie “Lincoln.” — CNS News.
The dems and academia continue to push the myth that democrats supported African-Americans while vilifying Republicans. Recently this came out of the White House, “Obama Aide: With These Republicans, ‘There’d Still be Slavery’ Today.”
Contrary to what is being taught today, the Republican Party was created by the spin-off of the Abolitionist faction within the Whig Party.
The United States Republican Party is the second oldest currently existing political party in the US after its great rival, the Democratic Party. It emerged in 1854 to combat the Kansas Nebraska Act which threatened to extend slavery into the territories, and to promote more vigorous modernization of the economy. It had almost no presence in the South, but by 1858 in the North it had enlisted former Whigs and former Free Soil Democrats to form majorities in nearly every Northern state.
With its election of Abraham Lincoln in 1860, and its success in guiding the Union to victory and abolishing slavery, it came to dominate the national scene until 1932. The Republican Party was based on northern white Protestants, businessmen, professionals, factory workers, farmers, and African-Americans. It was pro-business, supporting banks, the gold standard, railroads, and tariffs to protect industrial workers and industry. — Wiki.
The Democrat Party dominated the South and pushed through bills of Secession through the Southern Statehouses. The Democrat Party created the Confederate States to preserve slavery.
Those democrat political agendas continued well into the Twentieth Century. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 passed, not due to the democrats who opposed it, but due to the Republican Party. It was Republican Senators Everett Dirksen (R-IL) and Thomas Kuchel (R-CA) with the support of some northern democrats who finally broke the democrat filibuster and sent the bill to Johnson to be signed.
So the next time you come across some mouthy democrat saying the ‘Pubs want to return to slavery, just remember who ended slavery and passed the civil rights acts of the 1960s. It wasn’t the democrats.