Union Bosses Target 86-Yr Old Volunteer Crossing

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  1. carpro

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    http://biggovernment.com/libertychi...6-yr-old-volunteer-crossing-guard/#more-73510

    Union Bosses Target 86-Yr Old Volunteer Crossing Guard

    First, they came for the Babysitter. Then, they came for the Eagle Scout. Now, they’ve come for the Crossing Guard.

    Warren Eschenbach, an 86-year-old a retired Wausau Water Works employee volunteers his time as a crossing guard at the Riverview Elementary School in Wausau, Wisconsin. After the Wausau School District built an area just outside an intersection at the school’s location for parents to pickup their kids from the school, the intersection became busier than usual for a short time every day. So, Eschenbach did a noble thing. He went over to the school and spoke with parents, kids and administrators, and he volunteered to patrol the area at pickup time to make sure kids got to their parents’ cars and that others crossed the streets safely.

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    John Spiegelhoff, a local union rep for American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees Local 1287 (AFSCME) ... insists that Eschenbach is “undermining the union” and has demanded that the city get rid of him and replace him with a paid union worker at $12.65 an hour.
     
  2. billwald

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    He is the only crossing guard in Wausau, Wisconsin?

    http://www.ci.wausau.wi.us/Departments/Police/DepartmentInformation/Organization.aspx

    lists a city department for crossing guards. If the AFCSME represents them and has a contract then the union is correct in the suit. Why would anyone else except the city crossing guard union stir that pot?

    By the way, Jerry Wurf, who started the AFCSME was/is an interesting person. if

    http://search.barnesandnoble.com/Jerry-Wurf/Joseph-C-Goulden/e/9780689112911

    is the bio I read years ago it is a good read.
     
  3. carpro

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    The union , besides looking silly with their complaint, look completely stupid when you consider he volunteers for the school district, not the city.

    They're so incensed they can't even complain to the right place. Idiocy trumps good labor practice every time in union halls across America. Their leaders are even worse.
     
  4. rbell

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    carpro, billwald's a union guy.

    He's not allowed to be critical of union folks, no matter how egregious their transgressions. He might get a visit by "Knuckles" if he does.
     
  5. matt wade

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    Hey billwald...in another thread you said your kid (a carpenter) is going to help build you a house. If your kid comes along and volunteers to help build your house for no pay, will you advocate the union going after him?
     
  6. donnA

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    so billwald doesn't believe in volunteering, unless the money is right of course.
     

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