Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Working Together



The AP is reporting on staff at Mr. B's Pancake House who have donated to their owner some free time to help keep the restaurant open. You can read it here.

17 employees got together and decided to work only for tips for 1 day shift in an effort to help the restaurant out during these stressful economic times. Customers who found out tipped more generously and each employee managed to earn $51 that day.

Most workers and employers understand that they depend on each other mutually in order to be successful. Fortunately, for the employees, they didn't have a union boss preventing them from providing this act of generosity.

You can check out Mr. B's Pancake House here.

6 comments:

Chris said...

Well, at least you have come out completely as anti-union. I'll give you that.

Josh said...

I don't see that. This post clearly supports organized labour. I just made a snide comment about union bosses because they have a reputation of corruption, that's all.

But what I'm boasting in the post is the ability of labour to organize.

Chris said...

You said "preventing", nothing about corruption. Also, your example is a feel-good example based on the crisis. When push comes to shove, union action ain't pretty kumbaya sessions. There are those workers who get paid better BECAUSE they vote against unionizing, which is why the unions are for the open ballot system.

Christopher said...

Hey, look at me! I cherry pick the kumbaya examples of workers working together (which isn't a union anyway), and then claim that I am all for the unions! LOL, look at me! Hey! Hey! Look at me!

Josh said...

Laborers organize in a group and perform an action as one in order to fulfill a specified goal. Yep, nothing about that sounds like a union.

Christopher said...

"Laborers organize in a group and perform an action as one in order to fulfill a specified goal. Yep, nothing about that sounds like a union."

You are right. Just as a bunch of employers colluding is not a union either.