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    RotoRooter’s CEO Rick Arquilla Actions Prove You Don't Need Unionized Labor to Bargain for Employees


    RotoRooter’s CEO and President Rick Arquilla Actions Prove that When a Good Relationship With Employees Exists, There is No Need or Use for Unionized Labor or Unionized Representation.


    YouTube:  “Undercover Boss Roto-Rooter S01E08” uploaded by NGCUSA, Published on Nov 14, 2012


    On Undercover Boss, Roto Rooter COO Rick Arquilla Goes Down the Drain” by Bruce Watson, April 2, 2010, Finance.com

    On Sunday's Undercover Boss, the show is going down the drain...literally. Featuring Rick Arquilla, the president and COO of Roto Rooter, the episode will take its business executive-as-normal-worker theme a step further with the untrained Arquilla trying his hand at drain snaking, faucet removal, and other grim plumbing tasks.

    Arquilla's training is in sales. After his 1975 graduation from Ohio State University, he worked as a salesman with several Ohio companies before going to work with the Cincinnati-based Roto Rooter. In 1989, the company hired him to be president of its central region; within ten years, he had worked his way up to become president and COO of the company. However, as he recently noted in an episode of Blog Talk Radio, "I have never done the work."

    And the work is fairly intense. Roto Rooter is best known for its signature product, a supercharged plumber's snake that Des Moines inventor Samuel Blanc created in 1935.

    Equipped with sharp blades that it uses to cut through serious clogs, the original Roto Rooter was popular with Depression-era entrepreneurs who were looking for a profitable business that carried a low entry fee. Soon, the company moved from manufacturing and selling the machines to operating franchises. In 1980, the Blancs sold out to Chemed (CHE), which expanded Roto Rooter's offerings, transforming the company into a full-spectrum plumbing company. Today, Roto Rooter operates throughout North America and has franchises in Japan, Philippines, Australia, United Kingdom, Indonesia and Singapore. It also still manufactures the Roto Rooter machine.

    During his time in the trenches, Arquilla explored the wide range of Roto Rooter's services, visiting four cities and trying his hand at the full range of Roto Rooter jobs, including drain clearing, manufacturing, customer service, and dispatching. Speaking about the experience on Blog Talk Radio, he admitted that, "There are certain jobs that no one in the right mind would hire me to do at Roto Rooter. I failed on numerous occasions."

    Arquilla was particularly struck by the fact that Roto Rooter employees must perform for an audience: "It's hard work and there's nowhere to hide if you're having a bad day because you're doing this work in front of customers. " This was particularly hard for him because, in his words "I was incompetent on so many levels."



    Ryan Mack: Right to Work Legislation is Not What You Think”-YourBlackWorld
    Selected comment-

    Unions are gangsters who demand you pay them in order to have a job… I remember when I was making $2.90 per hour and was working thirty (30) hours per week, and the union wanted ninety dollars ($90.00) out of my check every two (2) week…I refuse to join the union, and after my third week, I was fired from my job…Unions had their last good run for the people during the 1960′s…now, they are not needed as we have many laws that enforces fair labor except we are still fighting racism throughout the hiring process, as the EEOC is a joke…” by PB Short.

    Indeed, PB Short


    The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is responsible for enforcing federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or an employee because of the person’s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information. It is also illegal to discriminate against a person because the person complained about discrimination, filed a charge of discrimination, or participated in an employment discrimination investigation or lawsuit. Most employers with at least 15 employees are covered by EEOC laws (20 employees in age discrimination cases). Most labor unions and employment agencies are also covered.  The laws apply to all types of work situations, including hiring, firing, promotions, harassment, training, wages, and benefits.”-EEOC

    -PB Short

    What you state is true about both Unions and the EEOC. In the initial stages of my beef concerning unwarranted “defamation of my character that negatively violated my right to work” with my former employer, the LADWP, I attempted to obtain representation from the EEOC. The EEOC will handle “discrimination” based claims and nothing else.

    In the event your Constitutional rights, property rights, reputation, etc., etc., are violated by the unlawful actions of any employer, you are on your own, to either hire an attorney or file a claim in “propria persona”.



    Ryan Mack: Right to Work Legislation is Not What You Think”-YourBlackWorld
    Selected comment-

    Mr. Lofton, whatever beef you have with your union, elected officials or President Obama is, that has NOTHING to do with this article or the video. This is about the danger of right to work legislation. As a resident of the state of Michigan and a union member, I find this to be the most grievous piece of legislation ever passed in my state, which is akin the passing of all the Jim Crow legislation in the south for decades after reconstruction. If you watched the video, you would understand the low wages of RTW states. We should NOT be supporting a low wage, low cost economy which is all RTW does. We should not have our wages so low that all we can do is eat at McDonald’s and shop at Walmart, not to mention not be able to afford to own homes or decent transportation.”

    -Mr. Herman Hawkins Jr.

    Re: Ryan Mack: Right to Work Legislation is Not What You Think”-YourBlackWorld




    Right to Work States” are against public service unions, thus what I have posted definitely has as connection, because the topic is about “Right to Work Legislation”. Furthermore President Barack “the Magic Negro” Obama’s bid for re-election was partly financed by “public service union” members from around the U.S.


    “Rick Snyder: Right To Work Bills Signed Into Law In Michigan” by Amanda Terkel, the Huffington Post


    YouTube: “President Barack Obama visits Redford, discusses expansion, right-to-work legislation….”

    Although being a Union member can be an advantage, being a Union member can also be a great disadvantage. Union leaders will work for namely increased wages because this benefits the Union bosses too. Union leaders will work for better working conditions, because this enables a Union member to work longer and work safely, so that the member can pay Union dues for a longer period of time, which also benefits the Union leaders or bosses too.

    I have proof and know for a fact that in the event you are unlawfully violated by any company, such that your lawful right to work and good reputation are tarnished or damaged by any company, by and large, Unions are in bed with or in a contract with the company and side with the company against your best interests.



    CNN i-Report: “Graduating Magna cum Laude from Harvard Law School is not alone proof of competency” by TheTruth53



    CNN i-Report: President Barack Obama…the Statute of Liberty, the U.S. Constitution, the 14th Amendment is for the Benefit of U.S. Citizens and Legal Immigrants and not Illegal Immigrants and Anchor Babies!

    President Barack Obama is not fit to advise anyone on this subject or any other work related or issues concerning violation of Constitutional rights, because former Illinois Senator and so called community organizer/attorney now President Barack Obama did nothing to protect the rights of U.S. born black inner-city residents whose health was damaged from being exposed to asbestos hazards.


    You Tube video: "A conversation between President Obama and the black community" Published on Jun 7, 2012 by drboycewatkins


    YouTube: “ Black Detroit Councilwoman tells Obama: We Voted for You, Now Bail Us Out” uploaded byTheColourOfCrime


    I know for a fact that President Barack Obama, Clarence Thomas, multiple members of the Congressional Black Caucus, and/or other elected black leaders are a disgrace to the essence of what it means to be an elected official or public servant.


    Video: “Public Employee Unions are Killing the Economy


    YouTube: “California Collapse: School Districts Broke & Heavily in DEBT” uploaded by djgrooveline

    YouTube: “F-U public unions...enough is enough! Ohio & Wisconsin cuts are coming, like it…” uploaded by EconCat88·

    The economies of Michigan, California, Ohio, New York, etc., etc., etc., are being destroyed by the demands of “public service unions/greedy public servant union bosses” and no good Democratic Party elected officials who are controlled by Public Service union advocates, illegal alien advocates, etc., etc., so much so, that times are a changing to diminish the power that “public service unions” have over the political process.


    It is beyond me, why any U.S. born black man or woman would choose to side with any unionization advocate when the both public and private sector unions affiliated with public or private business entities hire very few U.S. born black men and women.

    Why The Black Caucus Looks The Other Way On Immigration-By Joe Guzzardi on May 9, 2003.


    YouTube: “Interview with Terry Anderson, Part 1” Uploaded by crowdifornia on Jun 10, 2009.


    YouTube: “Interview with Terry Anderson, Part 2” Uploaded by crowdifornia on Jun 10, 2009.


    YouTube: “Obama : Plans to circumvent Congress and Constitution after 2012 Election (Apr 23, 2012)”byPublished on Apr 24, 2012 by SignsofThyComing


    YouTube: “President Obamas statement on bypassing Congress and issuing an Executive Order for Amnesty”

    Illegal aliens and anchor babies from around the world stand a better chance of being employed by companies in bed with any public or private unions than U.S. born descendants of slavery.


    Barack Obama and the Betrayal of Black America” byChidike Okeem, June 2, 2011
    The unemployment rate of U.S. born men and women is higher than ever under President Obama and the Obama Administration, which again proves that unionized labor is not on the side of the masses of employable and qualified U.S. born black men and women.


    Finally, more so than the Republican Party, the Democratic Party is the “Premier Party of Jim Crow”.



    Re: "Ryan Mack: Right to Work Legislation is Not What You Think" by YourBlackWorld.com



    YouTube "Ryan Mack on the MI "Right to Work" Legislation Passing" uploaded by Ryan Mack


    YouTube: "3 Reasons Public Sector Employees are Killing the Economy" uploaded by ReasonTV

    -Selected Comment:

    "Mr. Lofton, whatever beef you have with your union, elected officials or President Obama is, that has NOTHING to do with this article or the video. This is about the danger of right to work legislation. As a resident of the state of Michigan and a union member, I find this to be the most grievous piece of legislation ever passed in my state, which is akin the passing of all the Jim Crow legislation in the south for decades after reconstruction. If you watched the video, you would understand the low wages of RTW states. We should NOT be supporting a low wage, low cost economy which is all RTW does. We should not have our wages so low that all we can do is eat at McDonald’s and shop at Walmart, not to mention not be able to afford to own homes or decent transportation."-Herman Hawkins Jr.

    Mr. Herman Hawkins Jr.

    As a taxpayer I disagree with you, and the theme of this post, "Ryan Mack: Right to Work Legislation is Not What You Think" and the video ""Ryan Mack on the MI "Right to Work" Legislation Passing" .

    Any "Right to Work Legislation" that involves additional taxation on the part of any taxpayers like me, would make the responses as made, especially by a taxpayer like me, extremely appropriate.

    I'm all for fair wages and benefits. Public Sector Union members already receive fair wages and benefits. For many crafts, the public sector wage and benefit package exceed many private sector wage and benefit packages. Public sector packages are financed by taxpayers like me, you, or other taxpayers.


    YouTube: "California voters are IDIOTS!!!! Prop 30 is a SCAM!!!! John and Ken Show"

    The voters were told and it has even been published in newspapers by elected officials, teachers, and teacher's union representatives, that the tax money raised from the passage of California proposition 30 is for the benefit of students and reducing the California State education deficit, when in reality this tax money is being used to fund teachers unions, California teachers, and/or State employee pensions. It is certain that similar scams are taking place in Michigan, Ohio, New York, Illinois, and/or other jurisdictions.

    With good reason, I didn't vote for Proposition 30 or any other legislation that means that I as a taxpayer must pay more in taxes to any City, County, State, and/or the Federal Government.






    Considering the reality of the penalty of income tax evasion consequences for nonpayment of taxes, I'm forced to pay taxes, but in exchange I receive "Taxation Without Competent Representation" and little benefit for the Federal/State/County/City and/or County property taxes that I have paid, currently pay, or must pay in the future.Today, the actions of public and private unions, union members, and inept elected officials to tax and spend, are driving businesses out of business, or increasing layoffs and unemployment in California and other jurisdictions. The "Anti Right to Work Legislation" union advocates and members to whom you are defending, actually reduce the chance of any employee remaining gainfully employed.

    Unlike you, I support "checks and balances" on government spending, and "Right to Work" legislation fulfills this function.


    YouTube: "3 Reasons Public Sector Employees are Killing the Economy"

    As a former longstanding IBEW union member, Unlike Ryan Mack, I'm if full agreement with all "Right to Work" legislation that limits the power of elected officials to receive money from any public or private union organization, because many times union interests are not in the best interest of taxpayers like me.

    In my experience of being a long standing IBEW Union dues paying member, although the IBEW union advocates better working conditions, fair wage and benefit package, assistance in filing a grievance, and union representation, Union representation is not an absolute. In the event your reputation is impaired that impairs your right to work, any property rights, any Constitutional rights is violated that results in unwarranted punishment or losses that are the fault of your employer, the IBEW or other unions, are in a contractual agreement with the employer to remain neutral, and the Union will not protect your interests.

    In the event your reputation is impaired that violates your right to lawful gainful employment, any loss of property rights, or any Constitutional rights are violated by your employer, that the employer refused to resolve and that result in damages or losses to you as an employee, you are on your own to file a claim in court, hire a lawyer, or petition an elected official for redress in the event that the employer is a municipal entity.

    Typically, should any law abiding U.S. born descendant of slavery petition his or her own elected officials for redress when government is in violation of the Constitution, unlawfully violates your property rights, etc., etc., elected black leaders, other public servants, black lawyers, so-called civil rights organizations such as the NAACP:


    1. "Trash the oath of office"


    2. Trash or ignore the U.S. Constitution, a respective State Constitution, and the "rule of law".



    3. Ignore written or spoken valid petitions for redress.

    4. Play games of deceit.

    5. Conspire with the perpetrators to further oppress the petitioner.


    6. Effect a citizen's arrest to have the petitioner or his representative arrested and jailed for exercising the 1st Amendment to seek redress for valid and serious atrocities of a government seriously gone awry.


    7. Accept and sign a contract for services that you pay for, lawyers fees, etc., etc., but no work is done in exchange for the fees paid. (The petitioner reports this unethical activity to the California State Bar or other responsible entity to have the attorney's fees returned by the unethical attorney who did this-no good Attorney Rickey Ivie being one actual occurrence of this unethical and activity)



    8. Los Angeles Superior Court Clerk, specifically Delores Odom Stocks signs a court judgment at the expense of the Constitutional rights of the party to a lawsuit. Court clerks do not have the authority to sign any court judgment. (Los Angeles Superior Court Case 10K18049 and the demur to Case 10K18049 )


    9. Disparaging or denying redress to law abiding U.S. born black men, such as John Thompson, found innocent of a Capital Crime by DNA evidence, other physical evidence, and/or the perjured testimony of agents and officials of government.


    10. Other unethical, disgraceful, and treasonous actions, especially by no good elected black leaders, pseudo preachers and/or other individuals, that are too numerous to mention here.





    With the exception of no good U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, none of the unethical, deceitful, blatantly inept, and/or treasonous actions as described in 1 through 10 are the fault of the Republican Party.


    Left with no other option, typically the petitioner resorts to filing a claim in propria persona (Los Angeles Superior Court Cases BC 385899, 895188, etc.)



    USC,Amendment I-Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.


    CALIFORNIA CONSTITUTION, ARTICLE 1 DECLARATION OF RIGHTS, SEC. 3. (a) The people have the right to instruct their representatives, petition government for redress of grievances, and assemble freely to consult for the common good.


    YouTube: "120108 antonovich oath of office" Uploaded byjoycemediainc on Dec 1, 2008

    Oath of Office: "I, (President, Supreme Court Justice, Congressperson, Assemblyman, County Board of Supervisor's Member, Mayor, City Councilperson, Judge, ), during such times as I hold the office, I, do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States (the Constitution of the State of California, Maryland, Illinois, etc., etc.), against all enemies foreign (terrorist enemies of the U.S., illegal immigrants, un-American or un-Constitutional anything and everything, etc.) and domestic (treasonous individuals or organizations, any Police Chief who condones this and the Police Chief's rogue police officers, unethical or criminal elected officials or public servants, illegal aliens or his or her advocates, un-American anything and everything), and that I will bear true faith and allegiance, to the Constitution of the United States , (State Constitution), and that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion, and that I will faithfully discharge the duties upon which I am about to enter."


    “There are cases where an individual has been wrongfully treated by his government and about the only way, unless the individual resorts tocourt, and even in some cases the courts are not able to give proper relief, the only area or avenue open to the individual is through his representative. When you find a bona fide error has been made, I suggest that you make a maximum effort to remedy it. This I feel is a vital and important function of those of us in the House of Representatives”.
    Authors: Donald G. Tacheron and Morris Udall, from the book entitled, “The Job of the Congressman”, pages 65 and 66.
    (The above excerpt “The Job of the Congressman” holds true for any elected office holder, and/or U.S. Citizen.)
    Article VI, USC:  This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all treaties made, or which shall be made, under the authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land; and the Judges in every State
    shall be bound thereby, any Thing in the Constitution or Laws of any State to the Contrary not withstanding.
    “……Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and Members of several State legislatures (all elected officials), and all executive and judicial Officers of the United States and of the several states, Shall be bound by oath of affirmation, to support this Constitution.
    14th Amendment, USC, Section 1:   “No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.”


    Lies Don't Keep Us Safe. Keeping Us Safe Requires Respect for the Rule of Law and the Constitution. Thegovernment's argument is untenable. “The government cannot, under any circumstance, affirmatively mislead the court” by U.S. District Judge Cormac J. Carney

    "Insisting on honesty as the only policy, the supreme ruled Wednesday that public employees can be punished forlying,evenwhen they merely deny an accusation that later turns out to be true”.

    “ …….Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist. 'An employee who is asked about possible wrongdoing has only two legalchoices:Tell the truth or say nothing”.  (LA Times, January 22, 1998.)

    ........"Tell the Truth or Say Nothing" also applies to any U.S. President, Congressional office holder, U.S. Supreme Court Justice, U.S. Attorney General, court official, court clerk, Deputy City Attorney, Judge,elected official, lawyer, journalist, etc.

    2016 The Movie – A Look Behind Obama's Anti-American Mask

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