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Unions Slump on Bad Obama Bet

kajun51 Wrote: Feb 18, 2013 11:19 AM
It is not a business conspiracy that is killing the unions, it is the unions themselves. There is almost as much lying, cheating, double-dealing and stealing as there is in Washington. That, plus the fact that unions have always been tied to Communism and Socialism is going to deal a death blow to unions.
wiseone Wrote: Feb 18, 2013 12:40 PM
The biggest mistakes unions have made in this country is their stubborn belief that the sky is the limit for wages, salaries, and benefits.

Their unsustainable demands chased the garment, tire, appliance, electronics, and steel industries out of the north and into the south, and then out of the country altogether. And this was long before they bankrupted GM and Chrysler.

Unions have never learned from this mistake, which has been made by union after union after union. Each union has, in succession, killed the goose that was laying all the golden egggs on which its members relied for their livelihood and retirement.

The only reason we still have unions is because the government can't ship its operations overseas.
wiseone Wrote: Feb 18, 2013 12:41 PM
Sorry, replied to the wrong post.

Alarm bells are going off for labor unions around the country.

Four years after electing the most pro-labor president of the last half-decade, it looks like the scheme has backfired.

In 2008 and 2012 labor unions used everything, including a little body English, ballot stuffing and voter intimidation to elect a president who would bring the prestige of presidential backing to recruitment efforts for labor unions.  

Since then not only have labor unions taken historic defeats in former union strongholds, like Wisconsin and Michigan, labor union membership is declining at a rate that will make them a...