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?

1 comment:

Ron said...

AFL-CIO just wants those union dues. The Teamsters vied for the same thing in New York a few months back, sll the while complaining about Mexican truck drivers being unsafe. FWIW I'm a retires Teamster, so I am not anti union. But there's no organization safe for the Greed monster. Most of our political leaders would sell our souls for money or power as well.