Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Unions flail to help Obama and the Democratics

Executives at the casino giant Harrah’s pushed company employees to vote early in an all-out effort to help the Harry Reid campaign, according to internal emails obtained by Battle ‘10.

The stepped-up effort began Wednesday when a Reid staffer sent an email pleading for help to Harrah’s top lobbyist, Jan Jones.

The Reid campaign staffer, whose name was removed in the email Batjer sent to Harrah’s executives, said “ANYTHING” would be done to help with the company’s get out the vote effort. The staffer cited the fact that 1,100 MGM employees had already voted and indicated dissatisfaction with the turnout from Harrah’s.

The staffer told Jones, senior vice president of communications and government relations, that the Reid campaign had “connected with Culinary” and that the problem was with mid-level supervisors. “They simply are not cooperating with and listening to upper management,” wrote the staffer.

The Harrah’s employee who forwarded the emails asked not to be identified due to fear of reprisal. The employee said the pressure from upper management was “disturbing.”

“We were asked to talk to people individually to find out why they had not yet voted and to fill in these spreadsheets explaining why,” the employee said. “I did not feel comfortable doing that.”

“It put me in a very awkward position,” the employee added, saying the level of coordination between Harrah’s upper management, the culinary union, and the Reid campaign was “disgusting.”

You know, I think unions are a good idea, nay ... a great free market idea.  However, the Democratics have seen fit to give unions huge legal advantages over corporations.  All this means is a great deal of the price you pay for items, hotel rooms, etc etc goes to the union in the form of dues and union workers in the form of ridiculously high wages.

Think of it as a corporation raising your prices just because they're "greedy" ... and the legal system helps them keep the money instead of passing it along to employees.  It's bull...oney.  It's  government interference in a free market ... "fettering," if you will.

I'd say to avoid Harrah's if you go to Nevada etc but my guess is most of the casino supervisors try to get their employees to vote for the union-friendly candidate.  Meanwhile, Steve Wynn owns a huge casino ... I wonder what he thinks of his supervisors promoting the Democratics.

A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul. -- George Bernard Shaw

A liberal is someone who feels a great debt to his fellow man, which debt he proposes to pay off with your money. -- G. Gordon Liddy

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1 comment:

A is A said...

"Unions" are, by their very definition anti-free market, anti-capitalist, and IMHO, anti-American. In my life I never seen a company with union employees that has risen to the pinnacle - US car companies? PLEASE! US steel companies? Teachers? It's soft socialism, packaged for lazy peeps.

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