When I first read this I thought I was reading something from the Onion, which should show you how ridiciulous this whole topic is. But no, there actually is a Union thug in Pennsylvania (who was apparently never a Scout himself) and is brain-dead enough not to understand the concept of Volunteer Labor:
In pursuit of an Eagle Scout badge, Kevin Anderson, 17, has toiled for more than 200 hours hours over several weeks to clear a walking path in an east Allentown park.
Little did the do-gooder know that his altruistic act would put him in the cross hairs of the city’s largest municipal union.
Nick Balzano, president of the local Service Employees International Union, told Allentown City Council Tuesday that the union is considering filing a grievance against the city for allowing Anderson to clear a 1,000-foot walking and biking path at Kimmets Lock Park.
Oh Great — of course it’s the SEIU — the sister organization of the highly-corrupt and multi-investigated ACORN doing the threatening. Figures somehow.
“We’ll be looking into the Cub Scout or Boy Scout who did the trails,” Balzano told the council.
Balzano said Saturday he isn’t targeting Boy Scouts. But given the city’s decision in July to lay off 39 SEIU members, Balzano said “there’s to be no volunteers.” No one except union members may pick up a hoe or shovel, plant a flower or clear a walking path.
“We would hope that the well-intentioned efforts of an Eagle Scout candidate would not be challenged by the union,” said Mayor Ed Pawlowski in an e-mail Friday. “This young man is performing a great service to the community. His efforts should be recognized as such.”
Thug. I don’t think that’s overstating the matter here. Thug. If Nick Balzano, president of the local SEIU is not actually a thug, he’s acting like one and bringing great disservice and harm to the local Union as well as the National Council.
Are you listening SEIU, or do you even care about hat people think of you at this point?
Fire this thug immediately. Anybody who threatens volunteers, and particularly Boy Scouts of all people, is making every single member of the SEIU look stupid.