Saturday, April 23, 2016
Union Banner from Gung Ho 1986 - Local 3099
Hadleyville, Pennsylvania is where the movie Gung Ho 1986 takes place. Labor unions are a natural consequence of working for wages in the modern world.
Perhaps the most popular North American labor union are the Teamsters. Unions usually protect society from slave and sub-human wages. A slave wage is the basic amount of salary that pays for standard use of utilities, a car, medical insurance, and nothing is left over for savings or pleasure. However there are wages that are "sub-human" that is lower than a slave wage, which a 40 hour working week wage can not cover these basic expenses. People in these situations are often forced to work a second job or third job, rely on the government and charity for additional benefits, or live in sub-standard living conditions.
Hunt uses sports metaphors to explain his plan. Although cheesy, it really is a good way to relate to deep blue collar workers.