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.