John Ransom

For those who aren’t Star Trek fans, the Borg as depicted on the show was a race of beings that combined to create “a hive mind, or singular consciousness which incorporates all [individuals in their community] everywhere,” says the website Trek Mania. “After individuality has been stripped, and assimilation into the collective has taken place, a typical Borg drone will be programmed for certain … tasks.”

That sounds an awful lot like the progressives we all know and…well, we all know.

Well the geniuses on the progressive left have decided that the county’s premier abortion provider, Planned Parenthood should take on “certain union tasks.”

In short, they are trying to put the union “hood” back in Planned Parenthood.      

Local Planned Parenthood “healthcare” workers in Oregon voted last week to hook up with their partners in crime, the SEIU local Borg, in a vote that wasn’t close.

The process of assimilation has begun.

“161 care providers at Planned Parenthood Columbia Willamette (PPCW) voted to form a union with SEIU Local 49 in a National Labor Relations Board Election (NLRB), says the Lund Report. “The vote was a strong majority for the union with a tally of:  97 yes for the union and 43 no.”

If further local Planned Parenthood shops decide to unionize under SEIU, if would prove a very complicated - although admittedly ironic twist, and certainly one full of poetic justice- for the brazen abortion provider.    

Management at the Planned Parenthood clinic, of course, opposed unionizing for America for the same reasons that the rest of us think the SEIU sucks.

“In multiple emails, [Planned Parenthood CEO David] Greenberg told employees to weigh the arguments and make up their own minds,” reported the Portland Mercury. “But in an email dated July 19th, he writes that the union may be promising more than it can deliver and says, ‘I hope you will not vote to have SEIU represent you.’”

Greenberg cited the increased costs required for unionization as one the main reasons Planned Parenthood management was opposed to the move.

A more pressing issue is how much say the union will have in running things at Planned Parenthood.

John Ransom

John Ransom’s writings on politics and finance have appeared in the Los Angeles Business Journal, the Colorado Statesman, Pajamas Media and Registered Rep Magazine amongst others. Until 9/11, Ransom worked primarily in finance as an investment executive for NYSE member firm Raymond James and Associates, JW Charles and as a new business development executive at Mutual Service Corporation. He lives in San Diego. You can follow him on twitter @bamransom.

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