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Failure: Unions in America Today

jimmylynn Wrote: Nov 25, 2012 7:04 AM
Labor unions are nothing more than the "mafia". They use the same tactics that mobsters used to extort money from shopkeepers and gin-joints in the 1920's. They intimidated, destroyed property, and killed if needed. They bought and paid for city officials, police, and even governors in those years with protection money, bribes, or black-mail.....they do so today with our government representatives. They benefit by large government contracts for services and labor we don't even need. Political power, like a monopoly on government contracts, a Labor Board filled with union supporters, muscle bills that stack the labor rules in their favor, and exemptions from laws that would put them in prison for their destructive and violent tactics.
jimmylynn Wrote: Nov 25, 2012 7:36 AM
Someone in our government needs to step-up and recind the laws and policies that protect and promote these thugs so they can be prosecuted and put behind bars where they belong.
NewJAl Wrote: Nov 25, 2012 8:22 AM
They do go behind bars, like Obama's buddy, Resco, but criminality seems overwhelming.
And, with this Ben Ghazi stuff, I am losing faith in the FBI.

Unions played an important role in American history. At the turn of the last century, a lot of workers encountered awful and dangerous conditions on the job. The workers banded together, demanded changes and got them. After that, Americans joined unions and the dues began to roll in. Riding that wave of compulsory money, union bosses rose. With that much money flowing, corruption wasn’t far behind.

Times have changed. The economy, country and world have changed. But unions haven’t. Union membership among non-government employees has fallen off a cliff. But although membership is down, their power remains large.

Why? Because...