A Boy Scout, eager to earn his merit badge in community service, brought other Scouts together to clear a path and walkway in Allentown, completing a missing link in the 165-mile Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Trail. The completed trail would allow visitors to walk along the Lehigh River.
The SEIU reaction, “Nick Balzano, President of the local Service Employees International Union (SEIU) threatened the Allentown City Council with legal action for allowing the Boy Scouts to clear the trail. Balzano complained that the city had recently laid off 39 SEUI workers. As a result, Balzano told the City Council that the union would be “looking into the Cub Scout or Boy Scout who did the trails,” adding, “There’s to be no volunteers.”
The article discusses Union approaches to worker progress and the wrong turn organized labor has taken that is destroying our major industries. It also has a warning as to the effects of the “card check” bill before the House.