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Hey Unions: Welcome to Politics

JOE1CR Wrote: Jun 23, 2012 1:25 PM
Time was the workers needed protection from the companies and their methods of controlling their employs. Time now is the workers need protection from their union bosses, of their controlling methods and intimidation of their members. Unions are socialist in origin and good for the ruling class , while the working class exist only to serve them.
Ron4594 Wrote: Jul 10, 2012 8:26 AM
Coal is used to make iron ore into metal. Coal is used to heat iron to make it into parts. Coal is used to make iron into steel. Everything is made of steel, or by using steel.

When many industries go out of business, because The Obamba shut down the coal industry,
how many rank-and-file union members will find that their union bosses sent the pension, strike, and political funds to the Cayman Islands and joined them there?
Mark1369 Wrote: Jul 10, 2012 7:58 AM
Joe you are right and another thing making unions obsolete is the federal gov't has passed laws to protect workers that unions used to fight for - IE 40 hour week, over time pay, OSHA, workmen comp. So today there isn't a lot that unions can do for workers other than negotiate wages but that is set more by supply of workers and demand for workers.

The U.S. Supreme Court, in a hat tip to common sense, decided yesterday that nonunion members can opt out of union fees that are targeted towards political purposes.
“Labor unions must give nonmember workers ‘fresh notice’ of unplanned increases in fees or assessments -- money that might be used for political purposes -- the Supreme Court ruled Thursday,” according to CNN.

For labor unions around the country, it 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...

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