Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Communication Workers of America Strike in Torrance: May 19, 2017

May 19, 2017.

 I was driving down Hawthorne Blvd, and I saw a small group of picketers in front of the AT&T.

Normally, picketing and demonstrations from unions are not a common feature.

I did see a few picketers in front of a local business in South Torrance in the past.

But this was different, right there on the busiest boulevard in Torrance:

Within an hour, I drove back to find out what was going on.

Here's the video I recorded:

I had my basic uestions, like why they were there protesting.

Of course, I saw many of the left-wing talking points which are characteristic of unions.

The young man below was willing to talk to me about what unions do for him:

This union I had never heard before:

Of course, I pressed them for answers about the socialist first pumping up--printed on their posters.

They didn't think that the raised fist represented socialism: 

Final Reflection

Unions help a very limited group of people, and most often in higher-income level occupations.

The rapid pace of technological innovation is making current jobs obselete--but will open up new ones.

Private sector unions need to adjust their expectations and serve their workers.

They also need to spend more time training and less time striking.

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