Friday, September 16, 2016

In which a labor organization shows that it does not really support Labor

Primo: This labor organization is having candidate meetings next Wednesday.

Me: So?

Primo: This is where they decide if they are going to endorse you.

Me: Oh.

Primo: So it's important that I go.

Me: Why does an endorsement matter so much?

Primo: By endorse, I mean, "Tell their members to vote for certain candidates."

Me: Ah. Yes. Then you need to go.

Primo: They have two sessions. One from 9:00 to 11:00 and the other from 3:00 to 5:00.

Me: That's it?

Primo: Yep.

Me: So --- if you actually have a job - especially a labor or union kind of job - the kind where you get paid by the hour for journeyman work or something like that --

Primo: Uh huh.

Me: You either can't go or it costs you money to go.

Primo: Exactly.

Me: So they really don't care if working people run for office, do they?

Primo: Doesn't look like it.

4 comments:

  1. I work shift work, 9-11 will catch the people who work evening shifts and 3-5 will catch the ones who work morning shifts. Jobs that require appointments, plumbers and such, would have to not schedule work though and that could be rough.

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    1. OK. That makes a lot of sense. So they should have had the hours they had but also have something in the evening for the people working the day shift.

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    2. Yeah, I think one more (6-8 maybe) would cover all the bases.

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    3. Perhaps get in touch w/the organizers and ask why those hours were picked and if there are other events planned at other hours.

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