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Jim Morin

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  1. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, almost 2 years ago

    Tough call on this issue. Although union workers often make more than their non-union counterparts, there are dues to pay which will eat up some of that. Also, striking union workers do not make too much during the strike, so overall it’s hard to know which is the better answer. Of course, if employers would be honorable, unions would be unnecessary. I’ll hold my breath.

  2. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    The intent of these laws is NOT to just provide “open shop” where you don’t HAVE to join the union, but rather to ban unions all together. The real benefits of unions over the year though, have been safer working conditions, and RIGHTS recognized to be treated as a human being. Hmmm, will SCOTUS now say that corporations can’t “organize” to monopolize industries as they’re just “persons”??

  3. ninety_nine_percent

    ninety_nine_percent said, almost 2 years ago

    The middle class needs to pay better attention to the GOP’s hatred of workers. The GOP is anti-union because they hate giving workers benefits, like minimal pay, vacation time, maternity benefits, and health care.

  4. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    The FLSA is a direct result of union activity and power.
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    Unions can and do overreach and get too much power, as in the case of California public employees, but the entire work force, including management, has benefited from unions. The 40 hour work week, overtime, job classifications and structures, vacation, sick leave, retirement, are all union introduced issues, along with others I can’t remember right now.
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    Job creators hate all of these. They prefer the free job markets of Bangladesh.
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    BTW, these issues are all SOCIALIST ideas. I hope none of the Fox “news” viewers on these boards are burdened with any of them.

  5. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Anyone want a Twinkie? How did that work out for them? I guess they are better off without a job then working for a mean nasty rich guy.

  6. Stipple

    Stipple said, almost 2 years ago

    Where are the suffragettes? Their work is important, women need the vote.
    Why don’t people support the suffragettes?
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    Oh, the laws have changed, the suffragettes have won.
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    Labor laws?
    Yes, they have changed now also, the unions won.
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    Now the unions can join the suffragettes, thank you for your service, America is better for it.
    Goodbye.

  7. ARodney

    ARodney said, almost 2 years ago

    Yes, how come after the last time the Hostess workers gave wage and benefit concessions, and the management handed out $300,000 in bonuses and raises to themselves, they weren’t willing to do it again? If only there hadn’t been a union, the cuts could have been deeper and the workers put on food stamps like at WalMart, and the bonuses could have been much, much larger. It’s SO much smoother when all of the power is with capital.

  8. tod4

    tod4 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Yes, because one knows capital knows what is best for the workers…….

  9. Rottiluv

    Rottiluv GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @ARodney

    Yep, 14 hour days (two part time jobs at 7 hrs/day) no benefits (because you’re part time) and don’t forget the laws against sharing housing.
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    46,700,000 getting food stamps
    4,300,000 on welfare
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    So that means 42,400,000 people that are working and still need help to survive. Personally I think anyone willing to work should make enough money survive, yet 10% of the nation seems incapable of doing this. And what happens if you refuse to work for a living wage? They import workers who will work for slave wages out of fear of being shipped back home.
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    All so someone can afford another ivory back scratcher.

  10. NeoconMan

    NeoconMan said, almost 2 years ago

    @Rottiluv

    ^ Hey, I don’t even have ONE of those.


    (I was wondering what I would buy with my sudden windfall profits out of MIchigan. Don’t REALLY need another Benz.)

  11. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @Harleyquinn

    Blaming the unions for the demise of Hostess, or for that matter just about any other company is willful blindness. Hostess was doomed by mismanagement and a marketing department that didn’t keep up with the times.

    Changing consumer tastes and smarter competitors made the operation unprofitable. If the unions caved in, it wouldn’t have saved Hostess. When your main brands are considered nostalgic, your company is in big trouble.

  12. mikefive

    mikefive said, almost 2 years ago

    @ARodney

    Even the Teamsters told the bakers union to back off on their demands. There may have been many things wrong with management and management/employee relations, but the final nail in the Hostess coffin was driven by the bakers union.

  13. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @Tigger

    Union workers make more than enough to offset the cost of union dues. Losing some pay to a strike is better than losing your job because you are considered too old or the new boss hates people whose names begin with “T”.

    http://blogs.ajc.com/business-beat/2012/12/12/across-the-board-union-workers-get-higher-pay/?cxntfid=blogs_business_beat

  14. Jeddidyah

    Jeddidyah said, almost 2 years ago

    Learned from the election ? Nope.

  15. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @Uncle Joe

    “Blaming the unions for the demise of Hostess, or for that matter just about any other company is willful blindness. Hostess was doomed by mismanagement and a marketing department that didn’t keep up with the times. "

    and the last nail was the Unions, so like I said I guess they are better off now that the Unions got what they wanted. They no longer have to work for bad management.

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