Union Thuggery Threatens Super Bowl

By Alden L. Benton

Hey sports fans, the screaming temper tantrums of the swine feeding at the public trough may disrupt the Super Bowl.

According to Investor’s Business Daily, the public employee unions in Indiana may disrupt the Super Bowl with occupy-like tactics if they don’t get their way.

The Indiana legislature is considering a bill that would make Indiana the 23rd right-to-work state.  In a right-to work-state, a worker cannot be forced to join a union as a condition of employment.

If the bill passes before Feb. 5, some Indiana labor activists are considering protests before a nationwide audience.  These protests would include Teamsters clogging city streets with trucks, and electricians staging a slowdown at the convention center site of the NFL village.” according to Investor’s Business Daily.  “You can tell them we’ll take the Super Bowl and shove it,” said Jeff Combs, organizing director for Teamsters Local 135 in Indianapolis.

This is insulting to the players who have worked so hard to get to the Super Bowl and this churlish tantrum will cost the city of Indianapolis millions of dollars in lost revenue and countless jobs. Super Bowl games bring as much as $500 million in extra revenue to the host city.

In addition, the Democrats in the Indiana legislature are taking a page from last year’s Wisconsin playbook — they are going to boycott.  In reality, they are abrogating the duties they swore to perform because they may lose a politically motivated battle.

The unions are desperate because the public is becoming more and more aware of their violence, graft, corruption, and greed.  Sane people now realize it is the public employee unions that are destroying state and local government budgets.

It is time to end union control of local government and its budget before they bankrupt us with their golden parachutes and protected jobs.

It is time we all stand up and take control of our lives back from the thieving thugs of the Left and those who enable them.  The place to start is the public employee leeches, I mean unions, but then again, there really is no difference.

Map shows 22 states with right-to-work laws. Map courtesy of National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation (NRTW.org)

“Indiana, like the rest of the states, needs jobs. The empirical evidence is that job and economic growth are higher in states that allow work without unions and that industries and businesses flock to and prosper in states like Texas and South Carolina.” — Investor’s Business Daily

© 2012 Alden L. Benton/Independence Creek Enterprises.  All Rights Reserved.


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