Union Workers Allegedly Vandalize Nursing Homes During Walk Out
Union workers at Connecticut nursing homes represented by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) are alleged to have vandalized and sabotaged assisted living facilities in Connecticut — including those that care for Alzheimer’s patients — during a mass walkout earlier this month.
HealthBridge, which owns the nursing homes, is calling for a criminal probe after union workers allegedly tampered with medication records, removed patient identification bands and even switched the ID bands of various Alzheimer’s patients after union workers voted to stage a walkout because they were unhappy with the progress of labor negotiations between the union and HealthBridge.
But hey, it’s justified right? It’s just the 99% sticking it to the 1%:
Before the union decided to strike, David Pickus, the president of the chapter, spoke about how inhumane HealthBridge officials were.
“By their outrageous, inhumane and unlawful actions, HealthBridge has given workers no other alternative,” Pickus said after the vote to strike, according to FoxNews.com. “This is yet another instance of the wealthy 1 percent waging war on the 99 percent of us who work for a living.”
This is indicative of a larger problem, which is people feeling they’re so entitled a better quality of life at the expense of someone else that their downright criminal actions are justified. The union boss is quoted using the rhetoric of the Occupy Wall Street movement, and that’s no surprise. Just look at the mayhem wrought by the occupiers because they think the world owes them something.
Collective bargaining is just fine. If these employees want to stage a mass walk-out as leverage for a better contract, more power to them. But they don’t get to hurt other people along the way, and nothing entitles them to their jobs.Tags: occupy wall street, seiu, unions