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Hey Unions: Welcome to Politics

Zen. Wrote: Jul 11, 2012 1:36 AM
..they use shareholders funds and company profits to buy and bribe political candidates and campaigns. How about corporate political action committees getting the pre-approval of all their shareholders before spending unlimited amounts of money to buy elections and candidates? It is not going to happen. Many corporations are secretive about their contributions to political campaigns, preferring to funnel their money into Right-Wing front groups like the Americans for Job Security, Workplace Fairness Institute, Freedom works, and other front groups. They would rather these front groups do the dirty work of misrepresenting and attacking unions. None of these Right-Wing front groups will disclose who their corporate funders are. It would be ..
Zen. Wrote: Jul 11, 2012 1:37 AM
....bad for business to be known as anti-union and anti-worker. Yet these Right-Wingers demand that workers’ unions have complete transparency and accountability when it involves dues and fees collected from workers. The Right-Wing’s ultimate goal is to end political participation of unions and all their rights given them by the Wagner Act of 1935. There is no better way to do this than with so-called right-to-work for less laws and similar laws to break apart private and public sector unions as political players. --Zen

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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