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Unions Lose it Under Obama

Bob62 Wrote: Feb 12, 2013 2:53 PM
People need to be a little more careful about what they have been programmed to believe about Unions... I know it's hard to censor programming, but it really shouldn't be that hard for humans to do... you just have to try... There are 2 types of Unions in America; Unions that have an apprenticeship program and those that do not. If America were to lose those Apprenticeshuip programs, America would lose more than it could imagine. Blue Collar "Trade" Unions, provide 4 to 5 years of mandatory education along with the diversity of on-the-job trainging witha variety of "Journeymen" to produce Jouneymen that know WTF they're doing. Who do you want building your roads and bridges a Union Trained group of Journeymen, or a flock of Rent-a-Juans
MadisonWannabe Wrote: Feb 12, 2013 9:41 PM
What the hell are tech schools for? As far as operating a skid steer or backhoe, any 12 year old that can play a video game can do just as well as a union thug.
3129 Wrote: Feb 12, 2013 4:50 PM
What makes apprenticeship a good thing? Here in New Mexico, CNM can provide training in most of the construction trades, not to mention other occupations like truck driving and aircraft mechanics. We even have a good law school, even if it is redder than a baboon's posterior. Ben Franklin certainly did not learn printing and newspapers from a union. Viva la revolucion.
restoreliberty Wrote: Feb 12, 2013 3:01 PM
Have you driven on those union built roads recently? Brand new bridges falling down, never ending pot holes, roads to no where, highways that don't drain water, low spots that flood during any kind of sizable storm event. The nation is experiencing, in both the private and public sectors, the rot that is the central tenants of unions and Americans are saying overwhelmingly that unions cause far more harm than any benefits they provide to either their members or the nation as a whole.
DoctorRoy Wrote: Feb 12, 2013 3:50 PM
You have a link to a brand new bridge that fell down in America?
3129 Wrote: Feb 12, 2013 4:54 PM
The architects and engineers responsible for these debacles are not unionized. The builders who do not comply with the plans, and the contractors who cut corners on quality work and materials probably are union beholden. Viva la revolucion.
Bob62 Wrote: Feb 12, 2013 2:59 PM
Non-Apprenticable Unions, only provide protection from employers and wage cuts... THESE do nothing positive for America... Typically WE are the employer, and we can't fire the incompetant because of the Union. We also can't control their wages because of the Union... NOTHING POSITIVE.... Union or not Teachers are simply college trained, then they go to work hitting and missing with our kids... Desk jockeys, like in our government are the same thing... Police SHOULD be properly apprenticed, but they are not, so their Union is a drain. Bottom line, SOME Unions are vital, some need to be fixed, and some need to be eliminated, you can't put them all into one basket and think everything will be fine.

Alarm bells are going off for labor unions around the country.

Four years after electing the most pro-labor president of the last half-decade, it looks like the scheme has backfired.

In 2008 and 2012 labor unions used everything, including a little body English, ballot stuffing and voter intimidation to elect a president who would bring the prestige of presidential backing to recruitment efforts for labor unions.  

Since then not only have labor unions taken historic defeats in former union strongholds, like Wisconsin and Michigan, labor union membership is declining at a rate that will make them a...