Sunday, July 9, 2017

Goats Are Doing Our Job, Says Union

Can't make this up.  

But its important - our tax dollars support the university and they are hired to run it manage costs. Don't need more life-long employees and frankly maybe should institute a program for student to do more work - sweat equity to reduce their tuition/room & board or cash.  This is labor pool that needs to learn work especially the dignity of any work.

Cato At Liberty

Great moments in public employee unionism, as recorded in the Battle Creek (Mich.) Enquirer:
A battle is brewing at Western Michigan University this summer between a group of hungry goats and a labor union.
The 400-member American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees has filed a grievance contending that the work the goats are doing in a wooded lot is taking away jobs from laid-off union workers.
A spokeswoman said the university had brought in a crew of the nimble-footed ruminants “to clear undergrowth in a woodlot, much of it poison ivy and other vegetation that is a problem for humans to remove….Not wanting to use chemicals, either, we chose the goat solution to stay environmentally friendly.”
The goats are already ahead of schedule in their task of clearing 15 acres before the fall semester – unless the National Labor Relations Board gets mad and decides to charge in.

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