The people who come out on top in the unions are the union bosses and the politicians they support. I used to know a fellow who went to work for a large construction contractor. His official job was to inspect construction sites. His unofficial job was to pay off the union bosses. He would bring in a wad of cash and sit on one side of the table. The bosses would sit on the other side. He would start laying down cash until they told him to stop. If this payoff didn’t happen, a strike was guaranteed. The workers never saw that money. When contractors add extra to expenses for unforeseen complications, this is one of the things they need the extra money for. This kind of extortion is an expected expense – the cost of doing business with unions.
Mick & Mason Mastroianni
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