Are We Ready For This? If So, Why?

Sunday, August 05, 2007
A Union for bloggers.

Creativity is wonderful. But impulsiveness often breeds solutions when there are, in fact, no problems. I believe this is just such a case.

Just who the H*ll would be bargaining with such a group? And for what would they be bargaining? What leverage might such a group have?

So many questions. So few answers.


chuck said...

You don't need an employer to run a closed shop, but that would make it more a guild than a union.

Anyway, I suspect this is part of the "everyone good belongs to a union" idea that the left has pushed forever. That sort of reasoning is strong in Britain, where even the professors(poor exploited souls that they are) are unionized. It's one of the cultural oddities I have discovered from reading the British blogs.

Rick Ballard said...

Look, buddy, first, lemme see your card. No card? A damn scab, huh?

If you wanna work in this town you better get yer ass down to the hall and fill out your papers. Bring $300 - in cash - we don't take checks or credit cards. Yer lucky, buddy, 'cause you get to walk away. You unnerstand? Next time you won't be so lucky.

Now shut that thing down and get movin'.

See - I know how to organize - I could even be a business agent!! Where do I sign up?

chuck said...

Short bit on guilds here. Look on the right for a list of guilds in early London. The site says thirteenth century London, but I think that a bit early for a gunmakers guild; the first recorded use of a firearm was 1364.

Knucklehead said...

Lefty bloggers want a union. What a bunch of maroons.