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A posting I had here a few days ago poked fun at the SEIU Corrections unit (MCO) questionnaire that attempted to identify the core political allegiance of its membership. It drew the attention of the Mackinac Center's Paul Kearsey, who asks a more important question than I had in my post.
What about Policy?
"The interesting and at the same time sobering thing about this is how SEIU leaders see their members through a strictly partisan political lens. The space that the union used to gauge the strength of its members' partisan leanings are (Are you sorta Republican, really Republican, or really, really Republican?) could just as easily been used to find out how worried their members are about losing their pensions in a state bankruptcy, or whether or not work rules negotiated by the union made prisons safer or a host of other questions having to do with what MCO members really want their union to do."
Leave it to the smart guys to make my point.
Essentially the question being asked by SEIU local 526M to its membership in a friendly letter today.
The letter talks about the townhall meetings organized by the SEIU Corrections to "educate lawmakers" about what a tough job corrections workers have. The lead-in is an innocent enough representative greeting by a union that has as its interest a defensive posture of correction worker jobs and the benefits therein.
Then a little bit of intellectual waterboarding pops up. (click on the image to see the entire document)
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