Pot, Meet Kettle: Union protests ACLU’s hardball negotiations, ACLU accuses union of ‘extortion’
It is important to note that the American Civil Liberties Union “champions” unions and collective bargaining.
At least it claims it does. See, the ACLU even says so on its website:
The ACLU has championed the right of workers to organize unions since its inception more than 90 years ago, beginning with efforts to counter the vehement anti-union crusades of the 1920s.
The ACLU continues to support the rights of employees, both public and private, to organize unions and bargain collectively. Collective bargaining statutes provide critical and necessary protection for workers who exercise basic civil rights, in particular, the rights of speech, association, and petition. Efforts to strip workers of these protections have no place in our democracy. [Emphasis added.]
Given that, one might find it somewhat odd that the United Auto Workers is accusing the ACLU–that champion of workers’ rights–of being rather mean to its workers.Read More »