Tuesday, December 20, 2005

New York City Strike: Urban Terrorism

12.20.05 - The New York City Public Transit strike reminds us once again how much power labor unions are yielding today. The strike, declared illegal by a New York judge, has virtually paralyzed the city, forcing workers to walk or find more expensive means of transportation.

Strikes are blackmail. Period.

Like terrorists, or kidnappers, strikers insist on holding the public hostage until their demands are met.

This is no way to negotiate. Simply put, if you don't like your job or your pay—leave!

Unions serve no purpose today other than to milk government agencies and big corporations out of every penny they can get. The ones who suffer the most from these strikes are the public, who are bystanders to the dispute.

We need labor reform and we need it now. Strikes should be illegal and striking workers should face immediate termination if they break the law.