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Message From FDR on Public Unions

John148 Wrote: Jun 07, 2012 7:15 AM
Arguably, the same would hold true for FDR's statement if you substitute "private" for "public" and "Business" for "Government". Why should government get the pass? On the other hand, people should not be coerced into joining a union, government/business should be free to fire when the union strikes, and when unions resort to thuggery, such thuggery should be treated as the crimes they are.
Greg 161 Wrote: Jun 07, 2012 10:49 AM
Public union negotiate from both sides of the table. When replacement workers are hired during strikes, union memebers do not automatically get their jobs back. Closed shop should be replaced with agency shop, even if union leaders weren't out of touch with their members.

Congratulations to Wisconsin governor Scott Walker who became the first governor in US history to win a recall vote.

The New York Times reports Walker Survives Wisconsin Recall Vote

Gov. Scott Walker, whose decision to cut collective bargaining rights for most public workers set off a firestorm in a state usually known for its political civility, easily held on to his job on Tuesday, becoming the first governor in the country to survive a recall election and dealing a painful blow to Democrats and labor unions.

Mr. Walker soundly defeated Mayor Tom Barrett of Milwaukee, the Democrats’ nominee in the recall...
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