Union Rep.for AFSCME Wants Senior Who Works for Free, Fired
Union Rep. For AFSCME Wants Senior Who Works for Free, Fired
I read an article the other day on a friends blog, about a Union Rep John Spiegelhoff, wanting to stop a Senior Citizen, a retiree, Mr. Eschenbach, from taking time out of his Senior day to make sure some children attending a grade school across the street from his home, get out of and into their parents cars safely. The school Principal, the parents of these children met with Eschenbach, and were actually happy that someone would be there to watch over their children.
John Spiegelhoff, a local union rep for American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees Local 1287 (AFSCME) wants to know if the 86-year-old retiree has undergone a background check and if he has liability insurance. I can understand this question, and it should be done, but this is not the reason Spiegelhoff is butting in.
We have many Seniors in this country and if they choose to get out and mingle a little with the younger generation then I say “Terrific” maybe some of them will learn something. To act as though the Seniors no longer have anything to contribute to society is very sad. These are the same people who built this country before people like John Spiegelhoff, Union Rep. for AFSCME, came along and destroyed what was once a very good thing. So, now, not only can one not find a minimum wage job, but according to John Spiegelhoff, one can’t even volunteer to help out for free without some idiot coming along and demanding he be let go, basically “fired”.
Spiegelhoff insists that Eschenbach is “undermining the union” and has demanded that the city get rid of him and replace him with a paid union worker at $12.65 an hour. Is this guy even serious? There was never a crossing guard at this school so Eschenbach is not taking someone else’s job. This crossing is a newly built pick up area for parents to drop off and pick up their kids from. Mr. Eschenbach lives two houses away from the crossing. He’s just an American Senior citizen who wants to help, free of charge.
Does John Spiegelhoff, Big Time (in his own mind) Union Rep even care that the Declaration of Independence “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness”. guarantees this 86 year old man, Warren Eschenbach, the Unalienable RIGHT and the “Liberty to Pursue Happiness”? And in this case, what makes Mr. Eschenback happy is to FREELY walk back and forth across the street a number of times per day, often with children who are happy to see him and whose parents are happy to know that a friend is nearby.
Since we have many people in this country voluntarily walking across the street everyday with friends, neighbors and co-workers are we to understand that Mr. Spiegelhoff, Big time Union Rep. for AFSCME wants them all to prove that they have insurance before doing so? Have you ever seen the number of people crossing the street all day long in mid-town New York or Chicago? If Mr. Spiegelhoff has his way, then I will become an insurance agent for sure.
As for being injured while walking across the street, heaven forbid, I would think that Mr. Eschenbach being a retired Wausau Water Works employee has medicare and maybe even supplemental health insurance.
Needless to say, since the American people have an undying amount of compassion for those in need, and since Mr. Eschenbach is such a well known, recognizable neighbor, since he is seen crossing the street numerous times a day, I truly believe that if anything would happen to him that there would be an overwhelming out-pouring of Mr. Eschenbachs neighbors and friends to make sure he received the very best of medical care.
This being said, Mr. Spiegelhoff, has anyone run a background check on YOU?