It’s True! Goats Will Consume Just About Anything…Including Jobs
While the ‘Planet of the Apes’ film opening this week depicts a future war between apes and humans, an inter-species conflict is already brewing for workers at Western Michigan University. Organized labor has long been at the forefront of the fight against outsourcing of public jobs, and AFSCME Local 1668, representing 400 workers at the University, has filed a grievance after the school brought in a herd of goats to clear 16 acres of land. The union says they were not consulted and that the work should be done by union workers who’ve been laid off. Union President Dennis Moore told the Battle Creek Enquirer that AFSCME takes protecting the jobs of its members very seriously and they expect their current contract with Western Michigan to be followed.