Unions. We hear about them all the time and their supposed merits from the media, but are they really beneficial to the workers?
For the April Activism event at St. John's University our chapter decided to create a mock-union hot dog stand. Armed with 60 hot dogs and an air horn, we set up our "union." We had an assembly line of four members, one who took out a hot dog, one who put the hot dog in the bun, one who put on ketchup, and one who put on mustard. Every so often we'd use our air horn and call out "UNION BREAK", holding up the line of students waiting for their hot dogs.
We started out offering the hot dogs for free for the first five customers, then someone would call a wage protest and the price was hiked to $0.25, then three more times to $0.50, $0.75, and finally $1.00. The students towards the back of the line got noticeably annoyed at the continued unions breaks and wage hikes that caused prices to rise.