To quote Oscar Wilde, you would have to have a heart of stone not to laugh at this:
The apparent decision by executives at Media Matters for America to oppose the unionization of their staff has left employees at the progressive media watchdog feeling stunned and betrayed, according to a statement from pro-union workers.
Media Matters management recently declined to recognize the union through the “card check” process, instead exercising its right to force a union election under National Labor Relations Board oversight. If an employer wants to keep a workplace union-free, the latter route can give it time to delay the proceedings, bring in union-busting consultants and pressure workers to vote down the union.
We will forgive the Huffington Post its reflexive use of loaded language regarding the unionization process, if only because it’s much more important to marvel at Media Matters’ rank hypocrisy. But the really funny thing? Wait until the employees actually try to collectively bargain with MMFA! – Because if that happens then Media Matters will bring in scabs like nobody’s business. I guarantee it*.
*Father and grandfather were good union men – railroad union men, which means that they meant it – and I grew up in a labor-friendly household. So I know a little bit about the subject, yeah.