Pseudo-pundit Stephen Colbert uses his nightly “The Word” segment to satirize labor relations. The word is solidarity, “as in me and all my management buddies are in solidarity about hating unions.” A hospital in Kentucky is attempting to block a group of nurses from unionizing by promoting them. Once categorized as “supervisors,” the nurses would lose union eligibility. Colbert explains: “Folks it is time for management and labor to put aside their differences and come together as management to exploit labor.”

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Partial transcript:


Now longtime viewers of this program know that I am a labor law fanatic. Thats not a secret. I can not get enough of the National Labor Relations Board decisions.

[Colbert heaves an overweight binder onto his desk]

They are gripping. I keep ґem in a bookshelf next to my safety first posters.

[Graphic of a poster]

Wellyou can naturally imagine my excitement when I found out that a group of nurses in Kentucky are fighting their hospital for the right to unionizeŗa fight that brings us to tonights word: Solidarity.

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