By Amaya Tune
AFL-CIO Media Outreach Specialist
The Fox crew jested that we shouldn’t be weighing in because unions don’t create innovative technology and went so far as to say: ”Imagine if unions made an iPhone.”
This made me reach out to my brothers and sisters at the International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers (IFPTE), whose membership includes rocket scientists. They gave me a list of really cool things their members innovate and create.
Here’s a list of stuff I plan to tweet at Fox all day under the hashtag #unionsbuild with some of these examples:
* Nuclears subs and carriers;
* Space shuttle;
* Dams and waterways;
* Unmanned aircrafts; and
* 787 fuselages.
If folks want to join my angry tirade, I welcome your tweets or retweet this:
RT @amayatune @Foxnews so what have you invented lately? NASA union scientists had over 30,000 inventions last year. #unionsbuild
Also, if you have your own examples of things that unions build that are critical to society (like our next generation of workers by teaching our kids) then throw ‘em in!
This was first published on the AFL-CIO NOW Blog.
Posted August 13, 2010 at 8:00 am, in From AFL-CIO