Putting the Cart Before the Horseshoer

And another report from the cutting edge of trade unionism:

Despite having no horses, the water and sewerage department for the city of Detroit employs a horseshoer.

Yet even with a department so bloated that it has a horseshoer and no horses, the local union president said it is “not possible” to eliminate positions.


The water department has a horseshoer. In Detroit. In Detroit where the mass-produced car was invented. What did they use to call those?

Ah, yes — horseless carriages.

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