Freedom Foundation will Back Up Its Rhetoric by Working on Labor Day
Now THAT'S dedication. The Freedom Foundation — a Washington State Astroturf group funded by the Koch Brothers and ALEC — is going to live up to its union-busting rhetoric by having a “work-in” on Labor Day.
Oh My God, these guys are serious! Tote that file! Lift that briefcase! Shuffle those papers! And don't forget the ever-present danger of a paper cut. There's a lot of grueling work involved if you want to sabotage the lives of people who actually work for a living.
Freedom Foundation CEO Tom McCabe said:
“I can’t think of a problem in society that can’t be traced in some way back to the abuses of organized labor, so it would be hypocritical of us to take a day off on its behalf.”
The Freedom Foundation calls labor unions “a disease that's running rampant in Washington State.”
Seattle Times columnist Danny Westneat responded with:
“What’s odd about it, though, is that only 12 percent of American workers even belong to unions anymore. Yet we — I say ‘we’ because I’m in that 12 percent — somehow retain an almost supernatural mind-meld authority over the oppressed and hapless other 88 percent.”