Union Goons Go After Aspiring Eagle Scout

No good deed goes unpunished, in a country dominated by Comrade Obama’s union cronies:

In pursuit of an Eagle Scout badge, Kevin Anderson, 17, has toiled for more than 200 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.

“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.

Fortunately, it looks like the union may be sensitive enough to public opinion to drop the issue. We wouldn’t want Kevin to end up like Ken Gladney, who ran afoul of the SEIU by protesting Obamao’s plans to seize control of the healthcare industry.

On a tip from Henry. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.

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