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.


  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.

    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.

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

    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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