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Unions Slump on Bad Obama Bet

Chris from Kalifornia Wrote: Feb 18, 2013 7:53 AM
Union members seem pretty stupid to me. I'd lots rather have a job at $21 an hour than to not have a job at $28 an hour. Why do they fail to see that they are pricing themselves out of their own jobs?
NewJAl Wrote: Feb 18, 2013 8:16 AM
The 7 an hour may well go to the union and 3 of that go to re-elect people like Obama.
Trumpka is, apparently, a frequent visitor to the oval office.
But if the rank and file actually knew the life-style, perks and income of the union leadership they might really be put off.
Obama's former Pastor lives in a gated community, with white folk he seems to hate, and the congregation seems good with that life style of his. So, maybe, union members do not care that their leadership lives so high on the hog.
For about the 8th time, I quote my Governor that the boss of the NJEA gets 250,000 more, a year, than the Governor. Hard working teachers might question this.
Marie150 Wrote: Feb 18, 2013 9:05 AM
The boss of the NJEA should make a teacher's salary and no more.

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...