Are you outraged that corrupt union bosses just got a sweetheart deal and will now be the only ones (aside from the Amish) to be exempt from this “Cadillac” health plan tax? I am.
I’m also sick and tired of corrupt union bosses cutting special deals with this President, and using Congress to pass new laws that will control every facet of our lives just to serve their own selfish desires and increase their union memberships. Even their own rank and file union members can’t stand it anymore.
We’ve called, we’ve written, we’ve faxed, we’ve marched on Washington. We’ve done it all and to no avail. The labor union corruption and abuse only gets worse – in fact, it’s the worst this country has ever seen. The money they’ve sucked from the taxpayers and from their own union members and spent on lobbying even rivals that of the banks and insurance companies they are so fond of attacking. What’s left to do?
Well, I took a step today. I decided that I want nothing to do with any company that actually negotiates collective bargaining agreements with these corrupt union bosses. If it’s a company that employs workers from any of these notoriously corrupt unions, they won’t get my business. And if it’s one that I am forced to keep due to local monopolies (i.e. utility or gas company) or the fact that they’re a public entity (i.e. a hospital), then I will make sure those institutions hear from their many displeased taxpaying residents and consumers.
Just as corrupt union bosses will shakedown companies that are not union shops, why can’t consumers do the same to put pressure on those companies that ARE corrupt union shops? If we don’t want these criminals taking over whatever remains of our shambles of an economy, we’re going to need to do it ourselves. Congress and the White House have prostituted themselves out to these pimp union bosses and it’s all gone too far for them to turn back now.
So go ahead. Take charge of it yourself. Check out this partial list of the companies (including government and other public sector employers) with labor union collective bargaining agreements registered with the Department of Labor. Look for those that employ the biggest union offenders, like SEIU, and the others in Andy Stern and Anna Burger’s Change to Win labor coalition. Then tell them you don’t appreciate their support for the same corrupt unions bosses who are taking our hard earned dollars from us and redistributing it to others, while they also get off tax-free with their Cadillac health care plans.
I started by not renewing my Verizon account (sorry to my brother in law…). And instead of food shopping at my local Change to Win supported A&P, I shopped at a different supermarket. One whose workers’ union doesn’t abuse its members’ union dues to purchase Congressional votes. One that doesn’t swindle the American people and make a mockery of our political system. Wherever I can, I’ll make that conscious choice now. And I feel better already. Perhaps we should all combine forces and do it – including you union members who yourselves are tired of the abuse and corruption. That might be the only thing strong enough to actually change anything.
Download the complete list of collective bargaining agreements in PDF
View the list online at the Department of Labor website