Unemployed Form Union

Great news for liberals from the progressive fever swamp known as AlterNet — just because you don’t even pretend to do any work doesn’t mean you can’t join a union:

[A] union for the unemployed has come into existence through an ingenious grassroots organizing campaign. In case you haven’t heard about it, the union’s name is “UR Union of the Unemployed” or its nickname, “UCubed” …

The idea is that if millions of jobless join together and act as an organization, they are more likely to get Congress and the White House to provide the jobs that are urgently needed. They can also apply pressure for health insurance coverage, unemployment insurance and COBRA benefits and food stamps.

Normally, unions refuse to work when their demands aren’t met. But since UCubed members don’t have jobs, if Big Government declines to shower them with the free handouts they demand, they’ll have to strike by refusing not to work. The strategy is likely to succeed, considering that if there’s one thing our government cannot abide, it’s productive activity; every tax and most every law seem designed to put a stop to it.

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

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