Lets say that you’ve owned a store for 20 some odd years. Through the years you’ve gotten the reputation in the city and the industry you serve as one of the best stores for handicapped shoppers. So much so that other local stores have followed your example and methods (which you have published and given talks about) and have increased satisfaction of handicapped shoppers in the city. In fact, you have started a trend in the industry to think of handicapped shoppers world wide.
Now, let’s say that some guy drives up to your store, parks in the handicapped parking space, uses the handicapped door sensor on your doors to come in, walks up the wheelchair ramp, past the chair carts, into the store and past the cash registers made for a variety of challenged people, past the employees specifically there to help customers get their purchases to their vehicles. He comes right up to you and tells you that you and your industry don’t care about handicapped people, but he’s only talking about people who use cats as service animals.
Jesse Jackson just did that to the Tech Industry in Seattle.
“The reality is the high-tech companies are more segregated than the Ferguson police department, at least they had two blacks on the police department.”
Okay, that part makes me so mad that I’m almost physically ill. I’ve been working in the Tech Industry for 20 years, 14 of those years here in the Seattle area. I’ve been involved in interviewing and hiring individuals for the past 7 or so years. I’ve interviewed more individuals that are non-white than white individuals. It always comes down to two questions, the most important of which is Does the candidates capabilities meet the needs of of the company? It’s not based on race, or culture, or sex, or any of the other things that just don’t make sense. Why? Because the Tech Industry, unlike Jesse himself, realizes that talent comes from anywhere and everywhere. It doesn’t do a company any good to limit his talent pool if he’s looking to hire the best he can find.
But, never mind the facts, Jesse is only interested in pushing a false narrative. And, of course, as the dutiful liberal outlet, King 5 doesn’t question Jackson’s data, let alone his motives.
Jackson is supposed to meet with the Microsoft Executive team to discuss why they are so racist. Satya Nadella, Microsofts CEO from Hyderabad India, no doubt will correct him. The only fear I have is that some of them will capitulate to agree to something stupid. I hope for the sake of us share-holders that they just grab some selfies and show him the door and continue their current practices.
Of course, Jesse is just hunting for money for his group, much like he did in Ferguson, before he was essentially ran out of town. And now he’s trying to shake the largest trees with deep pockets. No doubt he’ll get the money he’s after, because here in the Left Coast there’s sheeple with money to burn.
This is nothing more than a scam by a scam artist.
Here’s a must read article about how Unions use compulsory membership as a means to increase membership and thus push their agenda. It starts out a story that tells how two disabled women with hypertonic cerebral palsy and their caregiver parents had 2.75% of their Medicaid checks given to the SEIU, because SEIU claimed that all home healthcare workers were members of their union. How can they do that?
In 2005, Democratic governor Jennifer Granholm used an obscure provision in Michigan law to bypass the legislature and create a dummy employer, the Michigan Quality Community Care Council, for all home-healthcare workers. From there, the SEIU sent out letters asking home-health-care workers to vote on unionization.
Around 80 percent of those who were sent letters never replied; many reportedly thought it was junk mail. But among the 20 percent who did, the majority supported organization. With only 6,949 favorable votes — out of more than 40,000 prospective members — the SEIU gleefully announced that every home-healthcare worker in the state of Michigan was now a member.
If you read the rest of the article, you see how Right to Work can restore the correct balance of the forced union membership in workplaces.
Now, because Right to Work laws were passed and enacted in Michigan, SEIUs membership dropped 80%, back down to where it should have been in the first place. If you get a letter talking about “Unionizing” something that you are a part of, say No.