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November 16, 2009

Union Goons Go After Aspiring Eagle Scout

Posted by Van Helsing at November 16, 2009 9:04 AM

No good deed goes unpunished, in a country dominated by Comrade Obama's union cronies:

In pursuit of an Eagle Scout badge, Kevin Anderson, 17, has toiled for more than 200 hours over several weeks to clear a walking path in an east Allentown park.
Little did the do-gooder know that his altruistic act would put him in the cross hairs of the city's largest municipal union.
Nick Balzano, president of the local Service Employees International Union, told Allentown City Council Tuesday that the union is considering filing a grievance against the city for allowing Anderson to clear a 1,000-foot walking and biking path at Kimmets Lock Park.
"We'll be looking into the Cub Scout or Boy Scout who did the trails," Balzano told the council.
Balzano said Saturday he isn't targeting Boy Scouts. But given the city's decision in July to lay off 39 SEIU members, Balzano said "there's to be no volunteers." No one except union members may pick up a hoe or shovel, plant a flower or clear a walking path.

Fortunately, it looks like the union may be sensitive enough to public opinion to drop the issue. We wouldn't want Kevin to end up like Ken Gladney, who ran afoul of the SEIU by protesting Obamao's plans to seize control of the healthcare industry.

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Do anything constructive and you'll have them to answer to.

On a tip from Henry.


Comments

but, but, but, Obama has said that volunteers are needed in America & he even siad so in the NY Times!!!

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/22/us/politics/22service.html?_r=1

I am so confused, are these SEIU thugs anti-Obama??

trolls, please explain

Posted by: but at November 16, 2009 9:17 AM


but, but, but, Obama has said that volunteers are needed in America & he even said so in the NY Times!!!

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/22/us/politics/22service.html?_r=1

I am so confused, are these SEIU thugs anti-Obama??

trolls, please explain

Posted by: blue at November 16, 2009 9:18 AM


sorry for the double post, I think I have an ObamaVirus on my PC

Posted by: blue at November 16, 2009 9:19 AM


Just when I thought I couldn't get any more anti-union.

When I get a little time, I'm planning to do a photo essay of what unions have already done for Allentown-Bethlehem.

Abandoned 30 story Bethlehem Steel office building - check. Abandoned blast furnaces - check. Abandoned 250 ton crane now being used a sign for parasitic gambling "industry" - check.

Posted by: forest at November 16, 2009 10:46 AM


forest -

I hear ya. Live in the Youngstown/Warren, Ohio area (Mahoning Valley) and have seen it firsthand also.

Posted by: drillanwr at November 16, 2009 10:57 AM


Is this the same SEIU that beat up a black conservative in a wheelchair for being black?

Posted by: joe biden at November 16, 2009 11:02 AM


This is precisely the same reason why, as a college student, I once had class in a dark classroom... No one but union janitorial staff was allowed to change the lightbulbs.

Posted by: Jess at November 16, 2009 11:23 AM


Again with the Boy Scout bashing. Does the progressive left respect *any* institution that teaches moral values, self-reliance, patriotism and basic decency?

Posted by: V the K at November 16, 2009 11:33 AM


Once in grad school we got tired of waiting and fixed some plumbing in the lab, and afterwards painted the pipes blue, as the union plumbers did, so it wouldn't be obvious that they hadn't done it.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at November 16, 2009 11:35 AM


Next thing you know, we will be forced to allow SEIU members to mow our lawns, paint out houses or do anything else. If we do it ourselves we will be fined and arrested.

Posted by: Anonymous at November 16, 2009 11:49 AM


The union thugs can come and pump out my septic tank...with a straw.

Posted by: Farmer Ted at November 16, 2009 11:57 AM


Always wonder why these crooked corupt unions always support the demacreep party?

Posted by: SPURWING PLOVER at November 16, 2009 12:22 PM


The RICO-racketeering crime spree called SEIU already outnumbers industrial workers in the state of Michigan. I guess Jersey is the next state targeted for destruction by these stoned slackers with their chief thug in the Oval Office.

Posted by: daveinboca at November 16, 2009 2:00 PM


Spurwing, same reason the Dems want felons to get the vote.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at November 16, 2009 2:14 PM


Posted by: V the K at November 16, 2009 11:33 AM

We respect NAMBLA.

Posted by: Ghsot of Wellstone (the real one) at November 16, 2009 2:53 PM


The union thugs can come and pump out my septic tank...with a straw.

Posted by: Farmer Ted
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EEEEEWWWWWWWWW!

Posted by: drillanwr at November 16, 2009 2:59 PM


Unions = Organized Crime

They have done wonders for the Philadelphia - Wilmington area as well.

Posted by: TonyD95B at November 16, 2009 3:59 PM


Unions have always been the Brownshirts for the left.

Flush 'em.

Posted by: Fiberal at November 16, 2009 5:40 PM


I have been a resident of Allentown since 1987. When I moved here, this was a vibrant city, a great place to be.
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The city had lax real estate rental laws which investors from out of the area had taken advantage of, turning the center of the town into a huge Section 8 colony.
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The core of the city rotted away and the tax base was destroyed. Crime gave the city a bad name and people from the surrounding areas removed Allentown from their places to go list. People with money went elsewhere. It's now at the point we have to depend on a public spirited Boy Scout to help keep the city nice.
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Our current mayor's response was to hand out a few grants for facade improvements and do speeches on the wonders of diversity. He gets appreciation dinners and city workers get pink slips.
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I have been a Republican of long standing and am generally cool to things union but I do feel some sympathy in this case due to the tough job market. I have had several contacts with city workers and they have generally always been courteous and respectful (oddly enough, it was the non union employees who had an attitude).

Posted by: LookingToEscape at November 17, 2009 5:30 AM


I guess you can only volunteer to do things that communist union slugs do not want to get paid for. This young man probably displaced at least a dozen union employees, especially under the Obama stimulus money way of accounting for jobs "created" and or "saved". Orwell was right, he was just off by 25 years.

Posted by: Bruce Pierce at November 17, 2009 7:21 AM


Abbott and Costello on Union loafers!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FY1xaoJPdek

Posted by: Free enterprise at November 17, 2009 10:10 PM


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