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On Labor Day, Unions Have Nothing to Celebrate

el Dudley Wrote: Sep 03, 2012 8:35 AM
Unions' sole purpose is to protect the worker's salaries and conditions, right? How's it working lately, when you have businesses closing down faster than ever before. Most employers would rather fold up and close shop, than let the unions extort what's left of their business. Obama might consider a different role model than Karl Marx ( and Al Sharpton).
scott s. Wrote: Sep 03, 2012 1:10 PM
If you look at it, the purpose of the union is to screw younger employees in favor of older employees through "solidarity". The payoff to younger employees is that if they wait long enough, eventually they will be the older employees who benefit. Of course, that tends to trap you into your job and union due to sunk costs.
Dan107 Wrote: Sep 03, 2012 9:35 AM
Al Sharpton did manage to to close down Freddie's in Harlem back in the 90s. Eight people died as a result of his efforts, but his mission was accomplished.
This race baiter and murderer now has a national show on MSPMS.

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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