As I sat in my easy chair and read the many letters ripping the PLA agreements that have been in effect throughout the state, my blood pressure started to rise. How do you people think that you can afford all of the homes, fancy cars, shiny boats and other toys if it were not for the unions and what they have done for all of our wages in this country?
Think about what you are saying: everyone has the right to work, you are right, but do you really think these huge construction firms that are going to get these upcoming project would pay you, Joe worker, any more than minimum wage if they were not forced to do so by the same unions you are now berating?
Wake up. If it were not for the unions, all of our work would be outsourced to the illegal immigrants that cross our borders for a better life. If you want to see how great it is to live in a right-to-work state, I suggest you move to Arizona, or better yet, Texas, where you can be fired because the boss doesn’t like the way you look.
Stop drinking the Kool-Aid and wake up. It was not the unions that have killed this nation’s work force, it is the politicians and the rich corporations that have outsourced all of our work to the third-world countries, where they can pay someone $1 a day and still complain that their costs are too much to compete.
You had better wake up and pray that labor takes back its rightful place in America. Work hard, work union, God bless the USA and the labor unions.
Doug Radonich, Oakley