Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free…
Give me your union dues and union fees,
I will take them so ever happily…
SAN FRANCISCO – Federal immigration authorities have pressured one of San Francisco’s major building service companies, ABM, into firing hundreds of its own workers. Some 475 janitors have been told that unless they can show legal immigration status, they will lose their jobs in the near future.
ABM has been a union company for decades, and many of the workers have been there for years. “They’ve been working in the buildings downtown for 15, 20, some as many as 27 years,” said Olga Miranda, president of Service Employees Local 87. [Emphasis added.]
Okay, let’s stop there for a moment, shall we?
Here is a local SEIU president stating that the unionized company has employed illegal aliens for 15, 20 and as many as 27 years…as her union has collected dues from these workers.
Such is the state of today’s unions. Which begs the following questions:
If you see someone commiting a crime, do you have a duty to call the police…or do you “look the other way?”
If you see someone comitting a crime, do you help the criminal perpetually perpetrate the crime, as well as charge him for your time? Does that make you a criminal or a mere opportunist? If you go out and actively recruit said persons engaging in the illegal activity into your organization, wouldn’t that make you a conspirator or your organization a criminal organization?
Now, as unions are going out to recruit workers who are in this country illegally, why is it that no one has questioned Big Labor’s complicity in furthering a illegal activity? Doesn’t Big Labor have a civic duty to turn in illegal activity? How is it they can get away with taking money from workers who they know are working for a company employing said workers illegally? Aren’t they furthering a crime?
How is it that Big Labor gets a get-out-of-jail-free card on this one???
“I bring reason to your ears, and, in language as plain as ABC, hold up truth to your eyes.” Thomas Paine, December 23, 1776
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