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cal04 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-18-10 02:49 PM
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Labor unions are one of the right wings biggest targets. Fox News host Glenn Beck frequently attacks them, and Republicans have done everything they can to block the Employee Free Choice Act. Why dont we make things in American anymore? Beck asked in January. Because of the labor unions.

This anti-union fervor is on display at CPAC. There will be a panel tomorrow discussing the perils of Big Labor, for example. ThinkProgress is attending the conference, and we also noticed that the conservative National Right to Work organization has a table full of anti-union literature, including a book about how union bosses have hijacked our government, a photograph of a pigs head on the hood of a car with the caption union organizing tool, and a cartoon showing a greedy union boss dragging along workers in shackles:





However, as Campus Progress noted this morning, CPAC going on at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, D.C. is being serviced by unionized employees.

ThinkProgress asked some conference attendees if they were pleased with the service provided by these union employees. All those interviewed praised their experience at the hotel thus far:

Its been wonderful considering all of the people who are here. I think theyve done a tremendous job.

Ive been very satisfied. Its been very accommodating. absolutely terrific.

We also asked Anthony Riedel of National Right to Work how he felt about attending a conference being supported by union staff and if that goes against anything that his organization supports. We have no problem with that, Riedel claimed. Watch the compilation:

http://thinkprogress.org/2010/02/18/cpac-union-hotel /

Campus Progress reported that it saw one hotel employee proudly displaying a Unite Here Local 25 button on his uniform. ThinkProgress also spoke to another employee wearing his local unions pin, who didnt want to be photographed.

CPACs Saturday night keynote speaker will be the anti-union Beck.
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Brickbat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-18-10 02:51 PM
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1. As I said in the other thread, I find it hilarious that they didn't go through the effort of finding
a non-union hotel.
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MineralMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-18-10 03:01 PM
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2. But that would require thought and consistency.
Those people are not good at those things.
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Brickbat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-18-10 03:26 PM
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3. You'd think all the sad workers in chains and the mean union bosses wrenching paychecks out of their
hands would have been distracting and unpleasant. Hm.
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eppur_se_muova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-18-10 04:59 PM
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4. They probably found some ... but they were dumps.
Happy to benefit from unions, while whining about the "damage" they do.
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Brickbat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-18-10 05:20 PM
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5. Exactly.
:)
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BrklynLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-18-10 09:21 PM
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6. If I were a union member working that venue, I would find a few subtle ways
to set a few "landmines"....not killers of course...just a few things that would embarrass the idiots.
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pnorman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-18-10 11:10 PM
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7. I was a delegate to the Washington State Labor Council convention several years back.
It was held in Tacoma at a pretty good downtown hotel (I can't recall the name). I recall noticing that all the hotel workers were wearing their union pins. At the banquet on the last day towards the end, all the serving staff entered the dining room, and marched PROUDLY before us all. There was a BOISTEROUS standing ovation that went on for a very long time. That was the convention highlight for me --- and no doubt for them too!
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Omaha Steve Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-19-10 01:40 PM
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8. I made a duplicate post of this yesterday, sorry

K&R for this post!

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