Union Group Uses Worker Death to Advertise for Unions

-By Warner Todd Huston

I guess it doesn’t get more cynical than this, but a union advocacy group that has for years been needling Wal-Mart to unionize has used the tragic death of a Wal-Mart worker on Black Friday as a reason to push their union ideas. Even though that worker’s trampling death has nothing whatever to do with unions or any lack thereof, Wal-Mart Watch is using this poor man’s death to its advantage.

Even more ridiculously — if that is at all possible — Wal-Mart Watch is attempting to say that unions equal “moral responsibility.”

While Jdimytai Damour’s death was a “tragic accident,” it also reflects Wal-Mart’s “blatant disregard for the concern and safety of its workers and customers,” said David Nassar, executive director of Wal-Mart Watch.

Wal-Mart Watch describes itself as a “public education campaign” aimed at changing Wal-Mart so it embraces its “moral responsibility.”

What a disgusting display of opportunism.

Naturally, Wal-Mart Watch also used this poor man’s death as an opportunity to push their un-democratc ideas of card check and the Employee Free Choice Act. So, not only did Wal-Mart Watch use this man’s tragic death to push their union idea on Wal-Mart, it also used this poor man’s death to push its political agenda, as well. A double hit against good taste and decorum.

One almost has the feeling that Wal-Mart Watch was thrilled at this man’s death so that it had the opportunity to rush to a news outlet to get their political ideas across on the back of this tragedy.

Quite disgusting, isn’t it?

Warner Todd Huston is a Chicago based freelance writer, has been writing opinion editorials and social criticism since early 2001 and is featured on many websites such as newsbusters.org, Human Events Magazine, townhall.com, New Media Journal, Men’s News Daily and the New Media Alliance among many, many others. Additionally, he has been a frequent guest on talk-radio programs to discuss his opinion editorials and current events. He has also written for several history magazines and appears in the new book “Americans on Politics, Policy and Pop Culture” which can be purchased on amazon.com. He is also the owner and operator of publiusforum.com. Feel free to contact him with any comments or questions : EMAIL Warner Todd Huston

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