Wednesday, August 22, 2012

The Purple Shirts Declare Victory in Houston

A few days back the Service Employees International Union declared victory in the Houston area janitor strike. Those folks are braying a bit much about a whole lot of nothing.....

Under the new contract the janitors got a raise of 12 percent spread over 4 years. Sounds pretty good. Right? Personally I don't think it amounts to diddly squat. Union janitors now make a whopping 8.35 an hour and in four years they will be looking at 9.35 for an hourly rate.

I am not a proponent of this "living wage" that the leftists always are honking about, but custodial engineering is hard work and is certainly worth a great deal more than 9.35 an hour. If I were a dues paying member of this SEIU I would feel cheated.

It seems that Houston area janitors are being scammed by both their employers and the purple shirts over at the SEIU.

Maybe these janitors are the "vunables" that Dumbass Sheila Jackson Lee is always braying about.

As put upon and downtrodden as those in the cleaning industry are I am betting that not all custodial engineers are living at the poverty level. Just a guess.

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