Tuesday, April 08, 2008
This Does Not Compute!
After a very difficult day at the hospital with my mother and stepfather, I made the mistake of trying to unwind before bed by turning on the news. Fox News, to be specific.
They were running a story about the AFL-CIO wanting to organize Mexican car washers out in California, where the minimum wage is $8 an hour. You see, the majority of these "washeros" are illegal immigrants, according to the story. They are not being paid minimum wage by their employers. So the union is trying to organize these workers, encouraging them to "demand" their legal rights under the law.
Now, let me get this straight. Workers who are here illegally -- violating American immigration law -- are being asked to form a union to demand their legal rights under the law?
What's wrong with this picture?