Just when you think they can’t get any scummier.
A Pennsylvania union leader has come under fire after threatening legal action against the city of Allentown for allowing a Boy Scout to voluntarily clear a walking path in a local park.
Nick Balzano, president of the Service Employees International Union’s Allentown chapter, said last week that the union might file a grievance against the city for allowing 17-year-old Kevin Anderson to clear the hiking trail, instead of paying some of the 39 recently laid-off SEIU members to do the work.
Balzano’s office did not return messages left by FoxNews.com, but the Morning Call quoted him as telling the city council that the union would be “looking into the Cub Scout or Boy Scout who did the trails … There’s to be no volunteers.”
SEIU spokesman Matt Nerzig called Balzano’s comments “completely unauthorized and insensitive” and said the union was “not at all” considering a grievance in this case.
“Not sure if it was out of context or just a bad moment, but we’ve got no intention of doing anything like that,” Nerzig told FoxNews.com. “Not sure where he got the idea but he certainly doesn’t have the authority to do so.”
Translation: ‘Balzano should have cleared the strong-arm tactics with us first, just like when we barge into the Tea Party protests and try to intimidate Americans exercising their First Amendment rights.’