Since then we've had the emergence of a huge middle class that bridges the gap between bourgeoisie and proletarian. Workers are valued and compensated for their experience and skill. They receive benefits and have an interest in the success of the enterprise. They share in profits and are encouraged to invest in their company. They rise to supervisory and managerial positions. It isn't a two class, us-vs-them society anymore. Sorry Mr. Marx but that is just too nineteenth century.
So who are all these unions we hear about? Some are the last gasp of a dying auto industry. Some are the bane of rust belt factories. Some are simply political mechanisms to milk the public coffers. Unionized government is an oxymoron. Workers don't need protection from an employer who is their own chosen government.
But, if you mass a couple of hundred thousand folks in a huge and unproductive bureaucracy it seems only natural that there would be an outcry from the groping Gestapo for greater power.
TSA Seeks To Unionize Their Abuse Power
OK, what are they going to get?
If you believe that, I've got a magnificent bridge over the East River that's I'd like to sell you for a very reasonable down payment.
For starters, TSA screeners would be prohibited from striking, just like other federal employees. The TSA says they would also be barred from "engaging in work slowdowns of any kind."
Under Pistole's plan, the unions would not be able to negotiate on security policies, pay, job qualifications or disciplinary standards, according to the TSA.
If you can't strike, can't engage in slowdowns, can't negotiate policy, pay, qualifications or discipline then what exactly do you want a union for?
"This decision and the upcoming representation election at TSA will give these officers a voice in their workplace and a chance at a better future," NTEU President Colleen Kelley said in a statement, adding that the traveling public will be better served by a more professional workforce.Oh, I see! "A voice...chance at a better future..." Yeah, I've got a life-sized portrait of that. I especially look forward to being "better served by a more professional workforce." Oh, yeah!