New York Union Members Scream Profanities At Non-Union Workers Helping With Hurricane Relief


Update: The Daily Caller has now updated their story to reflect the fact that Sean Hannity’s audio came from 2011.

I wrote previously about non-union electrical workers being turned away from helping get the power back on in New Jersey. The unions reacted quickly to that story making headlines, denouncing it and claiming that union and non-union workers alike were welcome to help with disaster response, but the company that first reported the problem is sticking by their story saying they were presented with a contract asking them to associate with a union in New jersey.

Meanwhile, in New York non-union workers are being taunted and screamed at by union workers:

From the Daily Caller (via Weasel Zippers):

The audio Hannity played Friday featured what he said were “union thugs” berating utility workers from Alabama.

“That’s who you hurt, scumbags! That’s who you fucking hurt! Scumbags!” a loud voice on the audio recording is heard shouting. ”Fuck all of you fucking [unintelligible]! That’s who you hurt! You’re taking it from our families! Good jobs!”

“Go back where you came from! Look at her face! Scab! Look at her face, scab! That’s who you’re hurting, scab! You feel good tonight? Go home, you bunch of scabs! That’s who you’re hurting! Taking our jobs! That’s who you’re hurting, scabs! You’re hurting families!”

It’s worth remembering that unions have become less about representation for labor than a protection racket for workers who pay their dues.

If that sounds like something right out of a mobster movie, it pretty much is.

Rob Port is the editor of In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters.

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  • Thresherman

    Take a good look Democrats, that is your base speaking..

  • $16179444
  • $8194357

    Crystal Sugar madness lives in NY and the heart of
    every communist union thug who bought the collective lie……

    • borborygmi

      Any comment on the link that doug provides from the Daily Caller? 7.62, Rob Thresherman, anyone? Surely if this is true one of you must be outraged or at least embarrassed. 7.62 you of anyone always warning about the lemmings yet over the cliff you go with Hannity just because it fits the narrative you blindly follow. I expect it from Rob.

      • $8194357

        If it is true….
        Sounds like hannity (thus conservitives) got punked…
        Wouldn’t be the first and won’t be the last time that happens..
        If it is true..
        Some folks a while back froze some animal inards in a
        monkey suit and sold it to Moneymaker/Fox as the first
        physical evidenence of big foot and it took a few days to
        get egg off their face…..Mermaids the body found and all..
        Thanks for thinkin about me borb..
        I knew you cared….Ever study up on
        “New Left communist/Islamic Democratic ideologies”
        taking over your beloved “party”?
        Thought not..

        • borborygmi

          So you were punked? Manly of you to admit it.

          • $8194357

            Who supplied the tape?
            Fox “deliberatly” switched the sound from the
            old tape to the new?
            Did Fox perpetrate the fraud
            or was the tape ‘supplied” to them?

          • borborygmi

            matters not, but this is what we have come to truth by talking head and truth by blog.

      • $8194357


        back at the DC Democratic ranch…

        What’s up with the mass media “blackout” on Bengazi and the

        “arab muslim brotherhood winter”?


        *Armed drones were already in the area to monitor, and if necessary, attack Libyan chemical weapons facilities — drones that could have been easily diverted to provide support during the attack on the embassy.

        *In addition to the drones, sources confirmed F/A-18 fighters, AC-130 Gunships, and helicopters were in a position where they could have been dispatched in time to make a life-saving contribution during the attack.

        *British sources also confirmed they had more resources on the ground in Libya which could have been requested by American officials to help quell the attack.

        Score one for Fox….

      • $8194357

        JUST IN CASE
        you missplaced your link gurgle…
        19 New Left soviet satelites by “group”..

        ARAB LOBBY

        Ya need the 1346 individuals page just go to it on the home page…

        And so ya don’t have an excuse…Here is the home page home boy..

        • borborygmi

          anti patriot act, I thought that was Libertarians.. HUman rights, yeah that is pretty nasty . I mean slavery should be allowed. , Immigration nasty stuff oh wait who populated this country. Where did you grand and great grandparents come from. Did the just spring out of the ground. Anti-Semitic. NOT Right but even GOd became ANTI-Semitic. CIVIL RIGHTS yeah we should still keep them colored folks away from us. Even THomas Jefferson was for abolishing slavery although he also suggested we send them back. Enviromentalist can and have gone overboard but in the beginning it was nice to have the rivers, and air cleaned up and help people realize that the earth wasn’t to be treated as one big cesspool .

          • $8194357

            You missed the whole point apoligist for the tryanical facist state..
            But I knew you would….
            Liberty and “self governance” are alien concepts to the
            indoctrinated devils useful fool tool…

      • $8194357

        Just in case ya think I am “only” pointing fingers at your sacred communist Democratic social justice party of destruction, fartbubble…

        I will throw ya a free be on how “all” of DC is in the tri lateralist globalist tank…

        • borborygmi

          I hadn’t heard of the tri lateral commission in ages. Awesome that they are still around

          • $8194357
          • $8194357

            I knew you wouldn’t even open the choice morsel I tossed you so here…I will open it for you so you can bash the Republicans.. fool tool..


            In 1998, Abdurahman Alamoudi, a
            self-described “supporter of Hamas and Hezbollah,” took an interest in Norquist, whom he knew to be one of the Republican Party’s most influential networkers. For years prior, Alamoudi had cultivated ties with the Democratic Party and had contributed significant amounts of money to its candidates. These donations had given Alamoudi access to the Clinton White House and enabled him and his associates to secure the right to select, train and certify Muslim chaplains for the U.S. military.

            ( including Ft. Hood? 7.62)

            Eager to retain this influential role even if the Democratic
            presidential candidate, Al Gore, were to lose the upcoming election, Alamoudi wrote two personal checks
            (a $10,000 loan and what appears to have been a $10,000 gift)
            that enabled Norquist to establish, and to become the founding chairman of, the Islamic Free Market Institute.
            Better known as the Islamic Institute, this entity’s stated
            purpose was to cultivate political support (for Republicans) from Muslim and Arab Americans who embraced conservative family values and free-market economics. In addition, Alamoudi in 2000 and 2001 made payments totaling $50,000 to Janus-Merritt Strategies, a lobbying firm with which Norquist was associated at the time.

            Alamoudi’s longtime deputy, Khaled Saffuri,
            became the founding director of Norquist’s new Islamic Institute, whose associates would periodically make presentations at the Wednesday Group Meetings on such topics as:
            the plight of Palestinians under Israeli occupation; the allegedly
            misunderstood Islamist government of Sudan; the innocent nature of the process whereby Muslim chaplains were being selected for the U.S. armed forces; and the honored status of women in the Muslim world.

            In 2000, as a result of Norquist’s influence, Khaled Saffuri was named the National Advisor on Arab and Muslim Affairs for the Bush presidential campaign. Holding out the promise of votes and donations in key battleground states with significant Muslim
            populations (espectially Michigan, Florida, and New Jersey), Norquist and Saffuri were able to persuade the Bush campaign’s chief strategist, Karl Rove, to entrust them with the task of identifying the groups and individuals upon whom Bush should rely to elicit such support. In the summer of 2000, moreover,
            Norquist persuaded Bush to sit down with leaders of the Muslim American Political Coordinating Committee, a confederation of community groups that included, among others, the Council on
            American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and Alamoudi’s American Muslim Council.

            Norquist was also a prime-mover behind efforts to abolish a section of the 1996 Anti-Terrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act that permitted authorities to use what critics called “secret evidence.” This was a rarely employed practice whereby prosecutors could withhold classified information from foreign suspects
            – provided that there was reason to believe that the disclosure of such information could compromise the sensitive intelligence “sources and methods” by which it had been obtained.

            End quote

            American soviet central planning rule of men above the Constitutional rule of law limited power Federal government…

            Crony capitalist olagarchy of the elite global progressive agendas..

            Best dang government “money can buy”, huh..

            crony capitalists will sell you the rope to hang them with, no..

          • $8194357

            You don’t have to be a Bilderberg

            to be a tri lateralist but they do cross breed..


            United States

            Thomas E. Donilon (2012),[3] Executive Vice President for Law and Policy at Fannie Mae (1999–2005), Current National Security Advisor for The White House.

            Roger Altman (2008, 2009),[2][96] Deputy Treasury Secretary from 1993–1994, Founder and Chairman of Evercore Partners

            George W. Ball (1954, 1993),[97] Under Secretary of State 1961–1968, Ambassador to U.N. 1968 (deceased)

            Sandy Berger (1999),[98] National Security Advisor, 1997–2001

            Timothy Geithner (2008, 2009),[2][96] Treasury Secretary

            Dick Gephardt (2012),[3] former Congressman and House Majority Leader

            Lee H. Hamilton (1997),[8][better source needed] former Congressman

            Christian Herter,[99] (1961, 1963, 1964, 1966), 53rd United States Secretary of State (deceased)

            Charles Douglas Jackson (1957, 1958, 1960),[100] Special Assistant to the President (deceased)

            Joseph E. Johnson[101] (1954), President Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (deceased)

            Henry Kissinger (1957, 1964, 1966, 1971, 1973, 1974, 1977, 2008, 2009, 2010,[20] 2011, 2012[3]),[67][102] 56th United States Secretary of State

            Richard Perle (2011), Chairman of the Defense Policy Board Advisory Committee 2001–2003, United States Assistant Secretary of Defense 1981–1987 [68]

            Colin Powell (1997),[8][better source needed] 65th United States Secretary of State

            Condoleezza Rice (2008),[2] 66th United States Secretary of State

            George P. Shultz (2008),[2] 60th United States Secretary of State

            Lawrence Summers,[96] Director of the National Economic Council

            Paul Volcker[when?],[96] Chair of the President’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board and Chairman of the Federal Reserve from 1979–1987

            Bing West (2010),[20] author and former Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs

            Robert Zoellick (2008–2012),[2][3][11][19][20] former Trade Representative, former Deputy Secretary of State and former President of the World Bank Group

            [edit] Presidents

            Bill Clinton (1991),[92][93] President 1993–2001

            Gerald Ford (1964, 1966),[12][103] President 1974–1977 (deceased)

            [edit] Senators

            Tom Daschle (2008),[2] Senator from South Dakota 1987-2005

            John Edwards (2004),[104][105] Senator from North Carolina 1999–2005

            Chuck Hagel (1999, 2000),[106] Senator from Nebraska 1997–2009

            John Kerry (2012),[3] Senator from Massachusetts 1985–present

            Sam Nunn (1996, 1997),[8][better source needed] Senator from Georgia 1972–1997

            [edit] Governors

            Mitchell Daniels (2012)[107] Governor of Indiana 2004–present

            Jon Huntsman, Jr. (2012),[3] Governor of Utah 2005–2009

            Rick Perry (2007),[108] Governor of Texas 2000–present

            Mark Sanford (2008),[109] Governor of South Carolina 2003–2011

            Kathleen Sebelius (2008),[2] Governor of Kansas 2003-2009

        • $8194357

          Bilderbergs both…

          Colin Powell (1997),[8][better source needed] 65th United States Secretary of State

          Condoleezza Rice (2008),[2] 66th United States Secretary of State

      • $8194357

        Did you say Fox decieved folks …deliberatley? (propaganda)

        How about “federal mandatory marxist indoctrination centers”
        known in leftist circles as…”acadamia”…

        Did ya check out DTN acadamia section fart bubble?

        Like I said gurgle…

        i been “studying about it for a spell”…

        Funny thing about this website?

        My “grandparents” told me alot of this same stuff back in the day….

        Lenins indoctrinate the masses useful idiot apoligists come in “all diverse” flavors, borb…Devils FOOL TOOLS for deceptions and lies….


        It is generally accepted that the politicization of American academia formally began in 1964 when student radicals involved in the University of California’s Free Speech Movement occupied the UC Berkeley administration building (800 were arrested) in the first “takeover” of a campus building on U.S. soil. But after a tumultuous decade in which they failed in their bid to ignite a socialist revolution, many of these radicals returned to school, earned graduate degrees, secured professorial positions, and set about giving the university an identity that was stridently political and at odds with much of American society.

        These “tenured radicals,” as writer Roger Kimball calls them, have made the contemporary university an institutional outpost of leftist thought by reshaping entire disciplines, particularly in the humanities and social sciences, and by using control of the hiring process to assemble faculties whose views are uniformly Left.

        The RESOURCES column located on the right side of this page
        contains links to articles, essays, books, and videos that explore such topics as:

        the vastly disproportionate presence of leftist professors on university
        campuses across the United States;

        examples of the political and ideological indoctrination that takes place in
        university classrooms nationwide;

        the vital need for academic freedom, where professors and students alike are permitted to think for themselves and to express their views openly in an atmosphere that encourages the exchange of ideas rather than forced conformity;

        African American Studies (a.k.a. Black Studies), an increasingly popular
        discipline rooted in the premise that black people are victimized incessantly by a culture that is racist to its core;

        Whiteness Studies, a discipline which advances the notion that white people historically have sought to oppress nonwhites in the U.S. and elsewhere;

        Women’s Studies (a.k.a. Feminist Studies), which holds that women, by and large, are the oppressed victims of Western culture’s inequities — which are tied most closely to capitalism;

        Peace Studies, which views the United States and capitalism as the
        predominant sources of international strife;

        Social Work education programs, which are dominated by leftists who have crafted curricula designed to indoctrinate their students ideologically and politically;

        the left’s iron-clad control of the field of sociology; university publishing houses, which invariably serve as platforms for the dissemination of far-left dogma;

        the prevalence of anti-Semitism among university professors in the United States;

        Jewish professors in the U.S. who exploit their birthright in an effort to
        advance the campaign of delegitimizing and demonizing Israel;

        campus organizations, guest speakers, and campus events that promote
        anti-Israel, anti-Semitic, and pro-jihad themes at American colleges and universities;

        university professors in Israel who who reframe Arab aggression and
        terror as self-defense, and Israeli self-defense as aggression and terror;

        why leftists are invited to speak at commencement exercises far more
        frequently than conservatives;

        how students in grades K-12 are indoctrinated in anti-Israel propaganda;

        how students in grades K-12 are indoctrinated in the tenets of “social

        th ideological indoctrination that takes place at America’s teacher-training
        colleges; and how religious extremists in Saudi Arabia use their wealth to influence what America’s K-12 schoolchildren learn about Islam and the Middle East.

        End quote

        A regular “factory” for radicalizing cause or group into subserviant soviet sateltes…..HUH…

        • borborygmi

          “federal mandatory marxist indoctrination centers” Since when were the marxist indoctrination centers mandatory?

          • $8194357

            Since DC central planning took control lemming.
            Public education central soviet planning..

          • matthew_bosch

            College isn’t mandatory, but certain credits are, once you arrive. Assuming things haven’t changed, most Universities in the name of “diversity” require students to accumulate general education credits in Human Studies before they can graduate. I choose Multiculturalism in America(later moving on toThe History of Africa, which was less political) to meet the general edcuation credit requirements. 7.62 correctly points out the one sided nature of these courses. I’ll never forget in the Multiculturalism in America course we had a Pro-Palestinian speaker who discussed the atrocities of the IDF and Israeli government, but no speaker or information was given from the Israeli point of view. This was merely a platform for this Left Leaning speaker who was not challenged and had nothing to do with Multiculturalism in America.

          • $8194357

            The indoctrinations start with pre school programs
            and K-12 Federal control…

      • $8194357

        Add to the globalist trilateralist the Bilderberg group.

        The power behind the UN agenda…Funny thing about that?

        Their last global meeting was in Istanbul, Turkey…..

        Guess what fart bubble?

        The UN wants to creat a “global capital”..

        Where you ask?

        Would you believe Istanbul?



        The bilderberg group.

        A couple of hundred of worlds elite, who control the worlds banking system, who control when wars happen, who control the food and the oil prices, they control puppets like Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, and John McCain and yes they did already choose , who the next president will be.

        Last years Bilderberg meet which, happened in Istambul, Turkey from
        May 31 to June 3 the attendees included:

        George Alogoskoufis, Minister of Economy and Finance (Greece); Ali Babacan,
        Minister of Economic Affairs (Turkey); Edward Balls, Economic Secretary to the
        Treasury (UK); Francisco Pinto Balsemão, Chairman and CEO, IMPRESA, S.G.P.S.;
        Former Prime Minister (Portugal); José M. Durão Barroso, President, European
        Commission (Portugal/International); Franco Bernabé, Vice Chariman, Rothschild
        Europe (Italy); Nicolas Beytout, Editor-in-Chief, Le Figaro (France); Carl
        Bildt, Former Prime Minister (Sweden); Hubert Burda, Publisher and CEO, Hubert
        Burda Media Holding (Belgium); Philippe Camus, CEO, EADS (France); Henri de
        Castries, Chairman of the Management Board and CEO, AXA (France); Juan Luis
        Cebrian, Grupo PRISA media group (Spain): more info on and more attendees:

      • $8194357

        Been studying on it for a spell gurgle.

        In 1954, the most powerful men in the world met for the first time under the auspices of the Dutch royal crown and the Rockefeller family in the luxurious Hotel Bilderberg of the small Dutch town of Oosterbeck. For an entire weekend they debated the future of the world. When it was over, they decided to meet once every year to exchange ideas and analyze international affairs. They named themselves the Bilderberg Club. Since then, they have gathered yearly in a luxurious hotel somewhere in the world to decide the future of humanity.

        In more than fifty years of meetings that brings together unprecedented power and money in the same time and place, never has any information been leaked as to what subjects were debated during the Bilderberg Club meetings. Bilderberg, one of the world’s most powerful secret organizations is run out of an 18m2 offices, staffed by one person, using one telephone line and a single fax number. There is no web page and no brass name plate on the door. The independent press has never been allowed in, and no statements have ever been released on the attendees’ conclusions nor has any agenda for a Bilderberg meeting been made public. How, in God’s name, can this be possible when Bilderberg´s elite membership list includes all of the most powerful individuals who run the Planet?
        End quote

        Modern day Illuminati and UN AGENDA 21

      • $8194357


        Istanbul the global capital, you say..

        Arab spring/Muslim brotherhood winter
        needs a place to meet to plan the global caliphate, huh…
        With the tri-lateralist and bilderbergs of course..
        A seat at the table for China as well is included of course..

        • $8194357

          Richard Faulk

          discover the networks….


          he calls its “fascist conception of control,” Falk writes: “America has proved to be resilient in the past, as when anti-Democratic forces were unleashed by the rabid witch-hunting anti-Communism of McCarthyism during the 1950s, but this resilience is now being tested as never before, because the proponents of this extremist American global strategy currently occupy the heights of political influence in and around the White House and Pentagon.”

          Professor Falk’s proposed antidote to what he calls the rise of American fascism is the creation of a “Global Peoples’ Assembly,” a governing body whose members would “represent the worldwide voice of the people in action and decision making.” In practice, such an organization would be authorized to direct U.S. foreign and domestic policies, as well as the policies of other nations.

          In Falk’s calculus, the root cause of Islamic terrorist attacks is that “the mass of humanity … finds itself under the heels of U.S. economic, military, cultural, and diplomatic power.” In 1979 he was an enthusiastic supporter of the Ayatollah Khomeni, who he hailed as a “liberator” of Iran. Falk continues to invariably side with America’s foes in international disputes.

          Professor Falk has been particularly outspoken against the War in Iraq. In an article he co-wrote prior to the 2003 U.S. invasion, he stated, “Nothing in Iraq’s current behavior would justify a preemptive attack against Iraq. … There are available alternatives to war that are consistent with international law and are strongly preferred by America’s most trusted allies. These include the resumption of weapons inspections under United Nations auspices combined with multilateral diplomacy and a continued reliance on non-nuclear deterrence.”

          Prior to the invasion, Falk had worked closely with the anti-sanctions organization Voices in the Wilderness, helping the group to formulate legal arguments against the U.N.-authorized, U.S.-enforced sanctions against Iraq.

          In March 2008 the United Nations appointed Falk, who has compared Israel to the Nazis, to the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) as a special investigator on Israeli actions in the Palestinian territories. The Jerusalem Post reported:

          “Falk, in his academic writing, has already stated that a Palestinian holocaust was in the making. Yitzhak Levanon, ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva, spoke against Falk’s appointment in an address to the [UNHRC]: ‘In a recent article, [Falk] stated that he did not think it to be ‘an irresponsible overstatement to associate the treatment of Palestinians with the criminalized Nazi record of collective atrocity…. He has taken part in a UN fact-finding mission which determined that suicide bombings were a valid method of struggle.’”

  • splined

    Sounds like Biden is advising the union thugs.

  • Doug

    “UPDATE: The Daily Caller has learned that the audio Sean Hannity played during his Friday, Nov. 2 broadcast was taken from a 2011 union protest against replacement workers during a Verizon strike. A YouTube video of the protest carries a description naming the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, local 827, as the source of the comments. That union local is based in East Windsor, N.J.

    Read more:

    • bobby/bubba/

      right. rob, college drop out cites college drop out, and turns out drop out two was wrong! said it before, rob get an intern.

      • $8194357

        From the daily caller comments section…

        Mother Nature created houseflies, cockroaches, maggots, mosquitoes, fleas, ticks, slugs, leeches and intestinal parasites.

        Then she lowered her standards to a breathtaking new depth of depravity and created Progressives.

        • borborygmi

          Thats one of the most creative statements you have ever written.

          • $8194357

            (From the daily caller comments section…)
            I didn’t write it..

            As I stated…
            I expect as much out of you fart bubble…
            Your understanding and comprehension are suspect..

      • mickey_moussaoui

        Bill Gates and Steve Jobs were also college drop outs. I personally know a couple college drop outs who could buy your entire family and not feel the pinch

  • Harold

    I was going to help with a small monetary donation to these people, but under the circumstances I don’t know now if I will. Seems like many there don’t appreciate the help being volunteered because of political beliefs. I’m not rich so any donation I make takes money for other things my family needs in order to survive. I may very well donate even with these attitudes but knowing alot of them don’t appreciate what people volunteer to do for them makes one think long and hard about donating.

    • ‘Tom Crawford

      A good one to donate to would be:

      From a close friend of mine who lives in NY:

      “I donated to tunnels to towers and for my whole life my family (extended too) were not allowed to donate to the Red Cross cuz they wouldnt help my grandfather… so I never donate nor will I ever donate to them!! But on my friends page I posted the story about how they stole money from the haiti aid and back in 2009 they were in trouble for stealing money as well… hate them!!”

      So if your wanting, feel free to donate to tunnels to towers.

    • Lee

      This clip is a lie, the audio is from a 2011 union picket line.

      Don’t let a lie stop you from donating.

      • brad460

        Lie or not, I’m not donating. These God bashing, self absorbed eastern pricks deserve much more than this. I love the video of the buffoon crying to Schumer to save them because “we’re going to die”. You bought the lie that govt can fix it, now live with your decisions as they have consequences.

  • mickey_moussaoui

    To hell with the ingrates. Let them go without power.

  • $8194357

    Stay on topic they all scream….Sooooooo

    Here is the link to “one of” the 19 soviet satelite groups known as unions…
    Leninist therory of “the vangaurd”.
    Radical “revolutionaries” in leadership positions to indoctrinate en mass..



    When unions became outspoken on political and economic matters, they generally
    met with hostility from employers and government. They were often prosecuted
    under restraint-of-trade and conspiracy statutes. Consequently, workingmen’s
    associations in Britain and the United States were usually fleeting enterprises
    through much of 19th century. Overall, British unionism exhibited a stronger
    inclination to political activity than its American counterpart, culminating in
    the formation of the Labour Party in 1906.

    In 1886 several unions of
    skilled workers established the American Federation of Labor (AFL), which marked
    the start of a large-scale labor movement in the U.S. Unionism in America
    gained political legitimacy more gradually than in Britain, by a series of court
    decisions that incrementally placed greater restrictions on the use of
    injunctions and conspiracy laws against unions.

    to author Jonah Goldberg:

    “Traditional, private sector unions were born out of an often bloody
    adversarial relationship between labor and management. It’s been said that
    during World War I, U.S. soldiers had better odds of surviving on the front
    lines than miners did in West Virginia coal mines. Mine disasters were frequent;
    hazardous conditions were the norm. In 1907, the Monongah mine explosion claimed
    the lives of 362 West Virginia miners. Day-to-day life often resembled serfdom,
    with management controlling vast swaths of the miners’ lives. And before
    unionization and many New Deal-era reforms, Washington had little power to
    reform conditions by legislation.”

    Government unions, by contrast, have no
    such narrative in their history. Public-sector workers were already earning good salaries in 1962 when President
    Kennedy issued an executive order lifting the federal ban on government unions.
    Thanks to civil service regulations and similar laws, government workers had
    enjoyed good working conditions for generations.

    The earliest unions in
    both the U.S. and Great Britain consisted of skilled workers, as it was widely
    believed that unskilled laborers were not suited for union organization. But
    over time, in Britain and elsewhere in Europe, unions for unskilled or
    semi-skilled workers grew into viable entities. This trend eventually came to
    America as well, when, in 1935, the AFL expelled a small group of member unions
    that were attempting to organize unskilled laborers. The expelled unions joined
    forces to form the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO), which
    successfully organized the steel and automobile

    During the latter years of the Depression, the U.S. labor movement was infiltrated
    by members of the Communist Party.
    Soon after World War II, however, unions generally began a process of
    purging their ranks of Communist influences. That process was given particular
    urgency in 1947 when Congress passed the Taft-Hartley Labor Act, which stipulated that unions would be required to file financial reports and affidavits affirming that none of their officers were Communists.

  • sbark

    What separates civilization and barbarism in a Dem’cat blue state?………after watching NY and NJ melt down along with New Orleans……the only thing in left wing states that separates Society from turing to animals is about 2 days without power and fuel…….
    Did we see this when the tornadoes wiped out the city in Kansas, and heck Obama didnt even take the time to show up. Did we see this in Tenn. when ice wiped out power for weeks? Did we see barbarism in Minot or Bismarck?
    Did we see people have to arm up with anything they can to protect their property as they now have to in gun control heaven NYC and NJ
    Remember the Rodney King riots and the election riots of 68’……….all in Dem’cat utopian societies……..
    …….and as I predicted previous……….there will be riots of magnitude again after Tues nite, I just hope Obama is not the one spuring them on to higher levels.
    What separates a dem’cat from barbarism………access to other peoples money?

    • $8194357

      Why no “false moral out rage” over a black president messin up a hurricane
      on northern majority whites?

      Oh yeah…
      Only the left uses race baiting crisis/disaster social justice false out rage..

  • WOOF

    The Alabama guys, not being bi-lingual had no idea
    what Jersey people were saying.

    • $8194357

      Now thats close to funny woof..

  • bigdaddybernie

    Only those with a gummint’ UNION ENDORSEMENT can clean-up God’s disasters ! . . . . . I wonder where Thomas Jefferson is on this one ?

  • worker john

    UPDATE: Hannity show played 2011 union ‘Scabs!’ and ‘Scumbags!’ audio, called it post-Sandy outrage

    Read more: