Mothers Against Potholes

Back in 1982, a group of mothers in the Detroit area got tired of the local government not doing enough to tackle the problem of potholes. So they started repairing the roads themselves, calling themselves the Mothers Against Potholes. It was a noble effort, but I'm not sure that, in the end, their efforts really made that much difference.

The Salina Journal - Apr 2, 1982
     Posted By: Alex - Tue Mar 10, 2015
     Category: 1980s

It's a wonder that the unions didn't have them offed for attempting, not only, to shame their workers but to take their jobs away.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 03/10/15 at 10:06 AM
They would be arrested nowadays.
Posted by RobK on 03/10/15 at 11:22 AM
Saying you want to embarrass them kinda gives it away that it's a meaningless publicity stunt.

Didn't any of those people in their multi-million-dollar mansions have enough political pull to get the city to fill the potholes? Sad. Very sad.
Posted by Phideaux on 03/10/15 at 01:05 PM
That was the first thing that came to mind, Expat. I've never trusted union organization in industries. They did have their place many years ago, but I feel no longer. I get my jollies when I drive past picket lines by yelling out the window, "Hey! Where's Jimmy Hoffa?"

I'm glad that I work in a field (computer operation / programming) that resists unionization.
Posted by KDP on 03/10/15 at 02:46 PM
I love my union. How else could I decide if I really want to work each day or just sit around looking busy for $32/hr ? :coolsmile:
Posted by BrokeDad in Midwest US on 03/10/15 at 04:46 PM
BD, if you're only getting $32/hr you're in the wrong union! The guys in Detroit were costing an average of $62/hr over 10 years ago! See how well that worked out for them?
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 03/10/15 at 05:16 PM
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