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NBC Laments ‘Upper Class Has Just About Won’ Against Unions

Earl29 Wrote: Jan 26, 2013 1:25 AM
Unions would have been fine if they hadn't gotten so greedy.
MoreFreedom Wrote: Jan 28, 2013 11:10 AM
It used to be that unions and the big business in town were in bed, and oppressed workers via the backing of government guns. Today, unions and government are in bed, oppressing the workers via the government gun.

Maybe some day, workers will realize their enemy are politicians who'll sell out their freedoms for campaign cash and power. And that today have enshrined in law the fact that unions can forcibly take from employees (if they want to keep their job) whether the employee wants it or not. And that unions will be representing you in your negotiations with your employer regarding your compensation, whether they want it or not.

If it's "upper class" vs. the unions, that upper class would be politicians and union fat cats.
FletchforFreedom Wrote: Jan 26, 2013 9:06 AM
Unions would have been fine (and would continue to be today) if the government treated them like any other organization instead of a) giving them special privileges and b) overlooking their misdeeds.

The Detroit News recently reported that union membership has declined five-tenths of a percentage point – 11.8 to 11.3 – in the workforce.

“Total union membership fell by about 400,000 workers to 14.4 million. Teachers unions were among the hardest hit, with the ranks of public school teachers and educators falling sharply,” it noted.

The thinning union ranks are blamed on state budget cuts which have resulted job losses for teachers and other government sector employees, found.

The AP report did not mention that some teachers are choosing to walk away from their union. But that’s exactly...