In a recent Washington Post article, Keith Alexander uncovers a strategy that unions have been using for years- paying the homeless to protest.
For the low, low price of only $8 per hour, YOU, too, can get homeless people to picket for any variety of issues.
By the way, this is less than one dollar above the DC minimum wage- with no benefits.
On a recent Thursday morning, one group was sent to 1100 13th St. NW, another group to the corner of 21st and M streets. Typically, two or three union members are on hand to oversee each group. Armed with clipboards, they check off the names of picketers when they arrive and leave to ensure that they work their full two to four hours.
One day, a group picketed from 9 to 11 a.m. in the 600 block of Indiana Avenue NW. After an hour lunch break, the picketers headed to the 900 block of Capitol Street NW from noon to 2 p.m.
Their placards have the name of the targeted firm taped at the top; when the picketers move on to another company, the name is changed.
This begs the question; what would happen if the homeless picketers formed a union?