The unions are continuing their assault on private homeowners’ property. Union members of Roquette America in Keokuk, Illinois (h/t Dana Loesch at Big Journalism) stood outside of Roquette executives’ homes on Wednesday night and sang “carols” while shouting profanities to the residents inside. WGEM reported Roquette workers “have been off the job for almost three months now. Roquette locked them out on September 28th, and contract negotiations have pretty much stalled ever since.” Ms. Loesch provides a transcript of some of the lyrics from the songs union members sang:
“God bless ye very wealthy men,we’re here so you can see. The workers who helped make you rich are now out on the street. You locked the doors while profits soared, how greedy could you be? Oh tidings of capital gains, oh what a shame, all you care about it capital gains.”
The unions tactics have gone from picketing outside of businesses to outside of private homes recently. Back in June of this year, a Maryland Bank of America executive found that his home was the target of screaming union protesters (video below). His fourteen-year old child was inside of the house at the time.
In early June, I asked Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, who was critical of the toxic protest group the Westboro Baptist Church for their harassment of families at military funerals, if he had any thoughts on public union members who harass private citizens at their homes:
During a press conference last Friday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, told reporters about a bipartisan amicus brief to the Supreme Court supporting the right of military families to bury the remains of their loved ones without being protested. I asked Mr. Reid if the same right to privacy should extend to private citizens whose homes are protested by public unions. Mr. Reid dodged the issue saying, “I don’t know anything about lawns and Bank of America executives.” (video below)
In other words, do not expect a recipient of union kisses like Senator Reid to ride to the rescue on union member harassment of private citizens at their homes. As far as he is concerned. it is business as usual.