Coming back from a spring break trip Saturday, I spotted an anti-"right-to-work" ad along I-75 near Dayton, OH. The oddity was that the union-sponsered ad had hammer and sickles flanking "Workplace Freedom Act."
Blogger "Amoeba" (a.k.a. YFNA) both got a picture of the sign and largely echoed the rant that Eileen got inflicted with a bit further north once I we were out of the Dayton construction zone-
For the intent of the Workplace Freedom Act, like other right-to-work legislation mooted and in place around America, is to ensure that a worker can be hired for a job – any job – without having to join, or pay dues to, any labor union that may be in place at that worksite. Which is precisely the opposite of the situation in the historical Soviet Union and, if YFNA remembers correctly, other polities adhering to Marxist-Leninist ideology (“communism”), in which trade union membership (for the little it was worth) was compulsory. The “commie” label might be appropriate for the unions themselves, but couldn’t be more wrongly applied to Workplace Freedom Act proponents.
YFNA can only assume that the folk responsible for this billboard campaign are counting on people associating the hammer and sickle symbol with evil (cue Bond, James Bond) and remaining ignorant of the symbol’s actual history.
That's one evolved amoeba. Thanks for getting the picture and saving me typing part of a rant.