Friday marked the one-year anniversary for the downtown Tacoma City Grocer IGA. To celebrate, the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 367 sent many extra professional thugs to clog the sidewalk in front of the store and harass customers. The police had to be called to protect innocent customers.
My estimate is that the union has now spent more than $100,000 paying Labor Ready picketers to walk up and down and make our city look junky. The good news is that the store is now very busy. The workers enjoy their jobs and their happy customers. We customers enjoy the IGA employees.
If the union bosses waste their members’ money in this way, how many other stupid things do they waste money on? Perhaps the current members should think twice about wasting their own money on union dues for these characters. That money could be better used for gas, food or giving to the poor.