Jason Crow: No Friend of Organized Labor

Jason Crow: No Friend of Organized Labor

I’ve noticed that Jason likes to tout his endorsements from organized labor. Do these endorsements from professional trade unions reflect the rank and file or is it more of the failed political calculus that keeps America from moving forward?

Take a look at Crow’s positions and imagine yourself as a dues-paying member of the local union.

Jason Crow supports illegal immigration. It is an economic fact that when you increase the supply of something the price goes down. When the government increases the supply of labor by not enforcing immigration law, you can expect to see slow or no wage growth. As a rank and file member of the local, this is not what you bargained for when you open the dues statement.

Illegal immigration steals the only productive resource an individual has, the right to sell his labor. Crow is ok with that.

Crow also has loudly trashed the tax cut bill. Of course, this is a predictable Democratic talking point of “tax cuts for the rich.” If you are the professional trade union boss is that how you see it? It is a widely acknowledged economic principle that if you want more economic activity, you reduce the tax rate, if you want less, you increase the tax rate. Reductions in the corporate tax rate will increase business expansion, spending on plant and equipment, increased job opportunities and wage growth.

For the professional trade union member, this means steady employment, the opportunity for increasing wages and satisfaction of providing an improved living standard for the family.

YES! That’s what we all want, except Jason Crow. Jason doesn’t like the tax bill. He wants more of the Obama economy for all constituents.

Political affiliation of members of professional trade unions, splits into thirds, much like the rest of the country. One-third Democratic, one-third un-affiliated, one-third Republican. Union leadership fails members when they choose to ally themselves with the Democratic Party exclusively.

Now that we know that Crow stands against blue-collar workers by opposing steady work, increasing wages, an improved standard of living, will the unions withdraw their endorsements?

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  1. JohnInDenverJohnInDenver says:

    You say: "Reductions in the corporate tax rate will increase business expansion, spending on plant and equipment, increased job opportunities and wage growth."

    So, you didn't pay attention to the recent gathering of business execs who, when asked how many would be using their tax cuts to expand, didn't raise their hands. You apparently aren't aware of the academic and practical research which shows that corporations are likely to use the "new" money on buying back shares (and thus rewarding shareholders), paying down debt, or increasing "incentive" programs that largely benefit the upper elements of the salaried workers (especially C-level executives).

    Without looking at ACTUAL executives or the research of economists, what could motivate the statement?  Ah, yes.  Republican ideology.

  2. kwtreemamajama55 says:

    PP said:

    I’ve noticed that Jason likes to tout his endorsements from organized labor. Do these endorsements from professional trade unions reflect the rank and file or is it more of the failed political calculus that keeps America from moving forward?

    They're from the rank and file. Pipefitters local 208 endorsed Crow.

    Votevets.org endorsed Crow. He's a strong advocate for veterans, being a combat veteran himself. He is in favor of keeping Colorado's medical marijuana laws, which have eased pain and suffering from PTSD and injuries for so many veterans.  I assume that you, Roger Edwards are still in the "Suck it up, stoners!" camp.

     Bill Ritter and a bunch of other well-respected Democrats endorsed Crow.

    Which labor organizations endorsed you, Roger Edwards? Vets groups? Bueller? Anyone?

    As far as your argument that all blue collar workers are anti-immigrant, that's BS. Only the racist ones are anti-immigrant. Real union workers understand that "a rising tide lifts all boats" and that when they organize a workplace, it benefits all workers.

    The history of unions and immigration is long and colorful; the strongest trade unions in the US started with major immigrant membership. Union policies have gone through being staunchly anti-immigrant to today's cautiously pro- immigration reform, pro-guest worker, pro "path to citizenship" policies. This is because when immigrant workers have a legal way out of being exploited, they contribute to society, to their workplace, and to their communities.

    So you need to read up on the actual history; a slogan "Jason Crow is no friend to organized labor" doth not a factual report make. In fact, Crow's economic development platform emphasizes apprenticeship programs and workforce training; both elements of any union recruitment effort. I've worked in union shops and non-union shops. The union shops train better, pay better, and treat workers more fairly.

    Crow's policies and values make him a better fit for CD6 than either you or Mike Coffman. I'm looking forward to seeing his leadership in CD6.

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