I usually don’t bother with the “ok, let’s inform the hoi polloi about our enlightened decision” gabfests, but this time I had a question to ask.
“Why are you spending our money on a vote that is completely pointless? You’ve already agreed to a 4.whatever percent cut achieved through fourloughs.”
“Well,” says Usual Suspect #1, “We have to get the members feedback!”
“Feedback? Why? You had plenty of feedback. You’ve run several polls of the membership, each and every one of which showed that they favored layoffs for workers with the least seniority over furloughs for all. You ignored the feedback. Yet now you feel the need to present us with a Hobson’s Choice.”
“That’s not a very, um, collegial attitude. What about the laid off workers?”
“Fuck them. And fuck your ‘collegial attitude’ too, since you like to force people into your bullshit union as cash cows with no voice in decisions. I’m interested in me and mine, not lining your political slush fund.”
You can see why I’m unpopular with SEIU’s local bigwigs, yes?