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On Labor Day, Unions Have Nothing to Celebrate

D272 Wrote: Sep 03, 2012 4:24 PM
Steve, thanks for pointing out that they were compulsory union members with no choice in the matter except to quit and move to a right-to-work state.
Topeka Wrote: Sep 04, 2012 2:19 AM
... So I take it non-union emergency personnel are dying all over the place?

Somehow I don't think emergency personnel justify all the thugs and lazy, worthless, bums on the union doll - or the Unionists - or the corruptocrats in charge of the Unions.
Curtis108 Wrote: Sep 03, 2012 8:19 PM
And their union would be the first one to remind them that they have no legal obligation to protect anyone.
Steve of CA Wrote: Sep 03, 2012 4:46 PM
You are very naive if you if you believe they do not want to be represented by their union, not only on wage and pension issues but also on worker safety issues, many of them suffering health problems resulting fom their heroic efforts.
rightmostofthetime Wrote: Sep 03, 2012 4:34 PM
Now, now, don't go pointing out inconvenient truths. Like the fact that when union membership in Wisconsin was no longer compulsory, union membership went down by half.

For labor unions around the country, this Labor Day serves as a painful reminder that when they decided to go all-in for Obama in 2008, they alienated the rest of us non-government, non-union members- the 99 Percent- who have to go out and earn our keep every day. And that alienation is being expressed in political defeats by unions around the country. 

I’m wondering if the unions are starting to regret their investment in Obama.

Unions dumped $450 million into the Obama effort in 2008, according to the New York Times, hoping that they’d buy political clout with Obama that...

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