TKC EXCLUSIVE!!! INSIDERS CLAIM LABOR AND LOCAL UNIONS LOST AMID CHANGING KANSAS CITY POLITICAL CLIMATE!!!
Let's do a Labor Day reality check . . .
KANSAS CITY LABOR AND LOCAL UNIONS ARE FACING HARSH TIMES ACCORDING TO MORE THAN A FEW KANSAS CITY INSIDERS!!!
Let's survey the damage . . .
A south KC insider reminds us . . . Not too long ago Honeywell effectively busted a local union and the settlement was scary given that these HIGHLY SKILLED WORKERS WITH TOP SECURITY CLEARANCE formerly where once thought to be immune against outsourcing threats. . . . In the end that wasn't the case and a large percentage walked across picket lines during the final days of the tense settlement. Life lesson: In the global economy NOBODY is guaranteed a job.
Even more interestingly . . .
KANSAS CITY UNIONS SEEM TO BE MOVING AWAY FROM STRAIGHT UP DEMOCRATIC PARTY SUPPORT AS MISSOURI IS NOW A RED STATE AND LONGER A BELLWETHER!!!
Example . . .
BEHIND THE SCENES KANSAS CITY DEMOCRATS ARE A TAD PEEVED THAT REPUBLICAN RYAN SILVEY HAS AFL-CIO SUPPORT!!!
To wit . . .
KANSAS CITY DEMOCRATIC PARTY INSIDERS CLAIM THAT KANSAS CITY LABOR AND UNIONS HAVE LOST THEIR WAY!!!
"You're seeing Unions and their leadership fight for their survival and not really stand up for the principles they have championed over the years," The KC Insider contends. "It's really shocking to watch local unions play nice with Republicans who are now firmly in control of this state."
To wit . . .
While Kansas City Unions might talk tough about Mitt Romney and his testicular fortitude when it comes to visiting our cowtown . . . They're also playing very nice with the Missouri GOP who make Mitt look like a progressive.
One last point . . .
We all know that Kansas City's Firefighter Union basically controls local politics . .
However . . .
DOES ANYBODY BELIEVE THAT KANSAS CITY FIREFIGHTER UNION RANK AND FILE WILL SUPPORT PREZ OBAMA SIMPLY BECAUSE OF UNION TIES?!?!?
And that's the crux of some very insightful Kansas City Democratic Party suspicion of Unions and Labor as the economy continues to thwart the American working class and local politics once again see allegiances switching despite so much old school labor rhetoric.
DEVELOPING . . .