It’s no secret that unions are desperate for EFCA to pass. They need it, or else their days could well be numbered. A big chunk of that is the simple fact that unions reduce productivity and efficiency while increasing the costs of wherever they operate.
But sometimes they do even more to hurt their own cause.
Across the border, over in Toronto the local public employees union is on strike. As a result the grass in parks hadn’t been mowed in sometime. Displeased with that state of affairs, several local residents pulled out their mowers and joined together, cutting the grass so the community could enjoy the park.
"You could use the word `scab,’ " said local president Mark Ferguson. "Whenever we see people performing bargaining unit work during a labour disruption, it’s certainly not helpful. Those actions only lead to prolonging the disruption."
And the unions wonder why no one wants to join with them.