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  1. exoticdoc2

    exoticdoc2 said, about 3 years ago

    Labor goons are ultimately out to glean as much wealth for themselves as possible, not spread it.

  2. Bruno Zeigerts

    Bruno Zeigerts said, about 3 years ago

    Opus is just egging him on.
    (They skipped the end of the strike strip.)

  3. Sisyphos

    Sisyphos said, about 3 years ago

    Hey, Union Thug Opus! That’s a waste of good eggs, throwing them at that bad egg….

  4. badangus

    badangus said, about 3 years ago

    I have been a union worker for 24 years. I have never been on strike, never threatened or been threatened by anyone, I’ve had many years with no raises,and higher insurance costs. The myth that somehow because I’m in a union and you’re not we are somehow enemies was started by the wealthy. If the poor and middle class turn on each other only the rich will win.

  5. olddog1

    olddog1 said, about 3 years ago

    Eschmenk from yesterday. Thanks for reminder. My brain retainer ain’t what it used to be.

  6. $$i9

    $$i9 said, about 3 years ago

    So who has more wealth/power – labor “goons” or corporate “goons?”

  7. bbadenov

    bbadenov said, about 3 years ago


    With all of those non-benefits, why would you continue to pay union dues? That seems to me to be a waste of money.

  8. $$i9

    $$i9 said, about 3 years ago

    And speaking of union goons, is Ronald Reagan included? He was once a president of Screen Actors Guild.

  9. mattro53

    mattro53 said, about 3 years ago


    Very well put. I was proud to be a union man. Most of what my union did was fighting to keep the wages and benefits we had already earned.

  10. BluePumpkin

    BluePumpkin said, about 3 years ago

    It is an incorrect assumption to lump all unions together – they are not all the same entity. Some unions (and their members) do great work and other unions are little better than a legalized mob. My grandfather was a union guy and he was the most decent and hardest working man I’ve ever known. I currently work with a former union guy now though, and he has the “what’s in it for me” mentality while doing the bare minimum of his job. :/

  11. MEPace

    MEPace said, about 3 years ago


    And decade after decade they fail, the top 1% control more and more wealth and the bottom 50% less and less. When will they learn that they just can’t win.

  12. BluePumpkin

    BluePumpkin said, about 3 years ago

    I did indeed read your post, but I was more replying to this line: “If you want to change the image, don’t blame anyone but yourselves.” If someone is working in a union that acts honorably, why should they blame themselves for what other unions do? I feel like that is lumping all unions together . . . kind of like saying that the Catholic church has horrible corruption inside it, ergo all Christian organizations are culpable.

  13. Kris Jackson

    Kris Jackson said, about 3 years ago


    I’m retired now, but throughout my working life I was never a union member. But I know that it’s only because of you union members that I had two-day weekends, health care, vacations and many other benefits. Thank you for fighting for all of us.

  14. phillipmorris

    phillipmorris said, about 3 years ago

    Every time someone talks about unions, I see the union organizer shouting “We won!!!”. This was outside the plant that the union closed down and put 400-500 union members out of work. On the other side, there was a corp that told the workers if they didn’t take a pay cut, the factory would move to China. They took a pay cut, the corporate bigwigs pocketed the money, and moved the factory to China after about 6 months. I’m not saying ALL unions or corps are bad, just some of them.

  15. Mike

    Mike said, about 3 years ago

    Look at history and you’ll see what happens when the gap becomes to wide and the percentage of those on the bottom to large.

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