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Bloviating Zeppelin: Unionizing Grandma

Bloviating Zeppelin

(in-ep-toc'-ra-cy) - a system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Unionizing Grandma

You've already set things up. You and your spouse have to make a last-minute lengthy meeting with your tax preparer -- so you call your mother, the grandmother of your children, to babysit. Your mother isn't happy; you can tell by the sound of her voice. But she grudgingly does it.

A month later, you receive a summons from the State of California to appear at the local State Board of Labor Relations, because your mother has filed a grievance with CALWORKS; she felt it was unfair to force her to babysit the children and, besides that, you and your spouse were three hours late from the originally agreed-upon time.

Sound far-fetched?

Not at all, ladies and gentlemen, if you live in Fornicalia. And, as you well know, the lunacy that begins here eventually makes its way to the rest of the nation.



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, CA State Senator Dave Cox:
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
CONTACT: Nghia Nguyen Demovic @ 916.651.4001
Sacramento, CA - In a year when the State of California is facing a budget deficit of $16 billion, Senate Democrats in the Legislature rushed to pass a measure to allow for the unionization of child care workers. Without policy or fiscal committee review, the Senate passed SB 867 by Senator Gil Cedillo of Los Angeles along party lines at its Monday meeting.

“It is irresponsible for the Senate to pass a measure that will cost the state an estimated $60 million at a time when the state has no money,” said Senator Dave Cox, Vice Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee – a committee whose members are in charge of reviewing proposed bills that require state funding. “This bill should have had a hearing in the Senate Appropriations Committee.”

“Think about this for a moment: Increasing the cost of subsidized child care in a state with a $16 billion deficit will cause the state to pay more for less service. Unionized child care workers will receive higher payments forcing the state to fund fewer child care placements. The bottom line is that the state will be spending millions more for fewer services to families,” Cox added.

Through a program called CALWORKS, family members are paid by the state to take care of their children while the parent(s) work or receive training to become less dependent on welfare.


Check it out: Fornicalia wants to UNIONIZE child care providers: i.e., mom and dad, grandmother and grandfather. Oh, but just you wait, it so gets much better:


SB 867 will allow licensed “family child care providers to form, join and participate in ‘provider organizations,’” which is another word for unions. The stated purpose for this bill is to ensure higher quality day care through increased pay and state funded benefits for child care workers.

SB 867 further allows a union that becomes the representative of all family child care providers to charge “fair share” fees to all child care providers.

Even if a grandparent or aunt or uncle objected to unionizing, they could still be subjected to paying union dues.

Do what I call "the logical extension." If these family members are mandated to pay union dues, then does it not follow that grievances shall thusly issue forth? Won't these people want something for their "dues"? Higher wages? Better working conditions? Contracts and negotiations? Benefits? Health care? Retirement benefits for those already retired?

The child-care providers -- grandparents, aunts, uncles and siblings -- would pay dues and be represented collectively in negotiations with the state over pay, benefits and working conditions. Child-care providers who did not want to join would still have to pay fees.

Please read all of this article.

Future phone conversation:
"Grandma, can you watch the kids this Thursday morning?"

"No dear, your father and I are on strike this week, our Local 867 just called. I'm so sorry."
Click.


BZ

11 Comments:

Blogger Jo said...

Please tell me this is a hoax.
I have 4 grandchildren that I will do anything for, and I would be insulted if payment were offered ,regardless of circumstance.
I realize some grown children take advantage of the grandparents,but that is not usually the case. It's an honor, and a thrill to be with mine...plus I have the added advantage of sleeping really well when I get home !
Family is supposed to help family...no strings, no unions.

Tue Mar 18, 08:24:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Mahndisa S. Rigmaiden said...

03 18 08

Geesh with a baby on the way, I will try to hide this from my parents! ;) heheheh

Tue Mar 18, 08:25:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Ranando said...

Thank God I don't have kids, one less thing I'll have to deal with.

Unless Pet Sitters go union.

Tue Mar 18, 08:26:00 PM PDT  
Blogger A Jacksonian said...

Grandparents: The Revenge of the Baby Boomers.

Entry: "Just when you thought it was safe to go to work.... like your parents did... safe to have a two-income family... like your parents did... you try to emulate their example and seek the toleration that they got from their grandparents...."

Queue the door opening... deep blue light and mist... a figure, menacing, steps in front of the light...

"Why are you HOME SO LATE?"

Bring up the lights to see scolding grandma...

"You broke our agreement! I want a UNION!"

Overvoice: "Yes the tolerance taught to you by your parents was just for show... it was about them then... about them now... and they will go to the grave taking you with them..."

Queue the shot of mother and father harried from work... the woman pulls out a gun...

"Make my day, punk!"

The lights fade...

"Rated GR for Granny Revenge"

Wed Mar 19, 05:26:00 AM PDT  
Blogger A Jacksonian said...

Needless to say the tagline:

"Because values skip a generation."

Wed Mar 19, 05:42:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Gayle said...

In California it seems values have not only skipped a generation - they seem to have left the state entirely.

Personally I think CA needs to seceed from the union and join the UK. They'd fit in so much better there. Sheesh!

Wed Mar 19, 06:13:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Jo: this is NO hoax. Check the links.

Trust me, those of us in Northern California would love to break the state in two, letting SoCal fend for itself.

Ain't this great? And you think YOUR state won't be affected by this in some way? Bwaa-haaa-ha-haaa!

BZ

Wed Mar 19, 08:02:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Jenn of the Jungle said...

Why, why can't all the Moonbats, Dems, "progressives", Libtards and others leave my state??? LEAVE LEAVE LEAVE US ALONE. Stop nanny stating us all to death. Stop cramming unions down our throats. AARRRGGGHHH!!!!!

Wed Mar 19, 11:16:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Jenn: I can't wait to see what the Dems have prepared for us AFTER November!

BZ

Wed Mar 19, 12:06:00 PM PDT  
Blogger ABFreedom said...

Maybe the US senate should extend that so called virtual fence to include CA ... wouldn't want none of that stuff spreading ... ;) .. The Libtards tried to bring something similar up here.... that's another reason why they lost the election.

I'm getting a flashback on this post from a book I read ... Atlas Shrugged ... Scary parallels ...

Wed Mar 19, 06:15:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Ranando said...

I love California, I love everything about it. Surf in the morning, golf in the afternoon, and snowboard at night. The coast, the desert, the mountains. You can travel all over the World and never find anyplace like California, it's the best.

I think of California like I think of Jesus. I love Jesus, it's his fans I can't stand.

The people of California are great. Many of my good friends are here, you know those evil Hollywood type. California has been good to me, very good, I was born and raised right here in Southern California.

I've inherited property that belonged to my Great Grandparents and still own it to this day, I'm very happy here.

If it ends up costing a little more for living here, so be it, I'm happy to pay what ever it takes.

Now excuse me while I go SurGolSnoing.

Unlike Jenn, I like all the different political Views, keep them coming. I don't want to live in a pure Vanilla State.

Wed Mar 19, 08:14:00 PM PDT  

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