From the Congresswoman Cheri Bustos facebook:
“Yesterday I did a Cheri on Shift at the Peoria Fairgrounds where I joined 8th graders from throughout the region to learn about opportunities in the construction trades. I also operated a back hoe and learned how to wire a light fixture.”
I absolutely support kids going into trades rather than spending mucho dinero on college if they don’t have the desire or interest in attending, and it would be helpful if Cheri could nudge her Big Labor contributors to be more open and democratic about who can join their special club.
The Cheri on Shift looks like a lot of fun, learning about what The Other does for a living, but unfortunately in this instance, Bustos is not pictured with either a back hoe or a light fixture, but a—jackhammer.
But hey, a jack hammer can be a back hoe or a light fixture when you’re on The Shift for just hours, not days or years.