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This for more bad news for Newt Gingrich turns out the once praised.
Former U -- any -- one of his books that Gingrich praised stern as the union leader who probably best understands the challenge of the world market.
So Gingrich spokesperson says that the former speaker now regrets the quote but I bet but have this were outraged as the latest description for a job opening.
At the FC IU yeah.
Really ever summoned to train and -- members in not violent Civil Disobedience such asked occupying state buildings and banks.
And peaceful resistance.
-- boy is this what the unions or even for third reason is -- -- joins us now.
I mean the language Tim is out of control here not -- violent Civil Disobedience which I think is an oxy moron.
They're looking for someone who can instruct people in bank takeovers.
And peaceful resistance are are they kidding had to get away with this.
Yeah it was unfortunately to what you're saying earlier hadn't been catered wasn't the only one who has taken and if we start in the early part of -- 2000.
Actually we did a pretty good job of projecting himself as somebody who has.
Then they were that SCI you with the reasonable future of unions in future of organized labor I would say we're well past those days and that document that you're referring to which is -- you know take a recruiting -- -- this it's a job description basically they're looking for people in leadership positions in the union.
Who will be good -- occupying.
Public buildings and banks and so forth.
I can tell you from occupy LA and certainly for.
Occupy Wall Street.
We should I spent a lot of time out there and the FC IEU presence was extremely.
Strong there and he could really feel it.
So that's a lot of what C -- used spends its time doing these days.
Doesn't seem like that -- maybe it is the future of unions but it's not the kind of optimistic future that may be we once had in mind.
-- -- many think what what possibly kind of experience.
But this is kind of desperation for the unions they just -- nowhere else to go at this point and they've become pretty much -- lines.
And I you know you're seeing more of this sort of outreach -- -- -- to put the nicest word on about it that I can.
That's all about -- stop the people who have these petitions and a lot of petitions.
Who are trying to get petitions to you know roll back some -- really incredibly and it -- this.
And pension commitments for public sector workers government employees and you know we have a lot of places in California that people -- to our petitioning.
To get roll backs of those kinds of pensions on the book on into law.
And the unions are that there was a great flyer I saw just yesterday it was if you see somebody engaging in signature gathering.
Contact the union -- it really a straight up like.
The F think for your unit -- To mean it just seems it.
It's it's it's violent the notion that we're looking for nonviolent Civil Disobedience is -- oxy -- I do we see -- -- in the private unions I mean I I can't imagine the private unions posting anything like this.
Well SCI you is this strange animal that is neither fish nor -- race you know they they have a lot of private sector workers -- -- CIU they also have a lot of people in hospitals and such.
That are government run so it's sort of it's maybe maybe the worst of both worlds I mean I think.
I don't know I'm not speaking even for the reason foundation in this case but I don't really have philosophically have a problem with private sector workers.
Organizing in order to get what unions are supposed to get them which is better wages and benefits and use their.
Leverage that way philosophically I had a problem that economically I'm not sure it works out so well but.
In the other case we're talking about a public sector workers district government employees they already have jobs you know that are very hard to get fired from.
And there's a real question of you know you're able to sit on both sides of the table when -- unionized government employee it's sort of like really being able to have your hand in both pockets at the same time.
Yeah I just it seems to me though like we're validating these Occupy Wall Street movements and saying you know what you -- can grow up to be a -- Much like the cover of time magazine recently.
Right yeah I know the protesters saying -- that people of the year which is.
What I love about that -- I'm always happy whenever the time person of the year makes no splash whatsoever.
And it was like you know by 11 AM on the morning they came out that nobody cared well -- The I don't want to minimize the sort of police.
You know abuses that we saw against the Occupy Movement.
And it -- there -- those were very serious and I think those are more serious.
The won't help and on the other side however on the other side.
If you spent much time around the occupations.
They were very hostile to reporters they were not real interest stated in.
In the public's right to know an even when they're gathering at a public square which is a completely public place with no expectation of privacy.
And they -- you know.
And you could guidance in some of their rallies and we have seen them stand on the -- -- private homes so I'm not sure that -- the poster child for piecing goodwill.
Team cat Tim Cavanaugh another reason foundation thanks -- -- on us there.
Thanks great to be here.
I guess I wanna Christie to.
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