April 17, 2009

Just like with the miracle flight landing by America's No. 1 hero, Chesley B. Sullenberger, union workers helped save the day on that incredible experience, the crew of the Maersk Alabama are also proud union workers, as they describe the ordeal on the high seas.

The American crew members of the Maersk Alabama - a ship recently hijacked by Somali pirates - regained control of the ship. The seamen specifically cite their union membership as a reason for how they were able to beat the pirates.

In an interview with NBC, the ship's Third Engineer, John Cronan, said this about their efforts:

"We are American seamen. We are union members. We stuck together, we did our jobs. And that's how we did it."

Isn't it interesting how only the CNBC/FOX new crowd continually bash unions? Big business has their mouthpieces all lined up in a row -- but heaven forfend we should hear from working men and women.

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