Connecticut Daycare Providers Forcibly Unionized
Saying that he was “tired of waiting for the ‘pantywaists’ in the legislature to get off their ‘duffs’ and take action on this issue,” Democratic and Working Families Party Governor Dannel Malloy issued two Executive Orders that will force daycare providers and home healthcare workers in Connecticut to join unions.
“The right of workers to organize is inalienable,” Malloy asserted. “It cannot be left up to individuals to decide for themselves whether unionization would be beneficial on a case-by-case basis. If bargaining leverage is to be maximized solidarity is essential. Everyone must pull together for the benefit of the whole. The false consciousness of atomistic individualism must not be permitted to impede necessary collective action.”
The compulsory unionization of these workers is expected to yield over $1 million in union dues, an outcome that Malloy hailed as “a key factor in ensuring that the representatives of the working class will have the resources needed to continue to effectively influence future electoral results.”
The move is part of “a series of triumphs for the working people of this state,” Malloy boasted. The most notable previous “triumph” engineered by the Governor was the largest tax hike in the state’s history. The tax hike was made retroactive—a feature that “prevented the opportunity for income earners to avoid taxes by altering behavior,” Malloy pointed out. “We totally neutralized the risk that higher tax rates would lead to lower revenue yields. The ‘Laffer Curve’ argument has been convincingly defeated once and for all.”