Lisa Benson by Lisa Benson

Lisa Benson

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  1. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, about 1 year ago

    They still own the Democrats tho.

  2. piobaire

    piobaire said, about 1 year ago

    Big money owns the Republican Party. The Democratic Party has swung too far into the middle, in the mistaken hope that the Republican Party will meet them there, and patriotically help improve things for all Americans.

    Despite a few corrupt organizers, the labor movement is a good force standing between the little man and those who would make us all into serfs.

    Do your homework. ‘Three percent’ is either a mistake or a misrepresentation.

  3. denis1112

    denis1112 said, about 1 year ago

    After 25 years of dealing with longshoremen.They impressed me as lazy do nothings,or as little as possible.They come in late and leave early.Almost 2 hours for lunch.If the weather is bad half don’t show up.Drug and alcohol use on the job.Sleeping on the job.Sex on the job.You get the picture.No I don’t think much of union employees.

  4. Gypsy8

    Gypsy8 said, about 1 year ago

    @denis1112

    Sounds like management was not doing a very good job of supervising either. I doubt that goofing off is limited to union workers if oversight is inadequate.

  5. Gypsy8

    Gypsy8 said, about 1 year ago

    @DaSharkie

    There are good unions and there are bad unions, but to brand them all with the faults of the bad unions would be wrong. Unions have been very necessary for the strengthening of living standards and work standards for the working classes.

  6. Tax Man

    Tax Man said, about 1 year ago

    @piobaire

    Having a dictator is not the middle. Where do you get this stuff?

  7. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, about 1 year ago

    There was a marvelous Simpson’s episode, ‘Last Exit to Springfield’ with a flashback to when Mr Burns’ grandfather ran the nuclear power plant in the 19th century, back when workers had to smash atoms with sledgehammers.


    After Grandfather Burns fires a worker for having some atoms in his pocket, the worker says, “You can’t treat the working man this way. One day, we’ll form a union and get the fair and equitable treatment we deserve! Then we’ll go too far, and get corrupt and shiftless, and the Japanese will eat us alive!”

  8. Gypsy8

    Gypsy8 said, about 1 year ago

    @Adrian Snare

    Its Christmas, I’m feeling mellow.

  9. artistdavid

    artistdavid said, about 1 year ago

    @ConserveGov

    The Righteous Judge will remember the Unions selfishness! And also Obama’s using his power to buy their votes!

  10. coraryan

    coraryan GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @piobaire

    The Unions have sent all the jobs to China! Why should a company stay here & put up with all the crap from the Unions, always wanting more, more, more, more! They had a purpose at one time, but they got out of hand & you see the result.

  11. Boots at the Boar

    Boots at the Boar GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    Union support in Wisconsin has faded largely because the unions were ineffective. I was not sorry to see them go because they spent all their energy trying to stop out-sourcing rather than fighting for better wages and less reductions in benefits. They cared more about gaining dues paying members than about people falling behind. Then I lost my “permanent” classified job, and was blackballed by the university I worked 17 years for, because I offended my boss by something I said. It’s a damned if you do, damned if you don’t join type of organization.

  12. piobaire

    piobaire said, about 1 year ago

    @Doctor Warbucks

    You may be right about Big Money owning the Democratic party. However, the Republican Party has no agenda to help the average person. The Republican Party is all about making a handful rich, while the rest of us become serfs and servants.

    “Disingenuous remark”? No. I believe what I said.

    Are some unions bad? Of course. They are human organizations, and therefore by definition fallible. Many, however, are good, and have improved the lives of working men and women, and reduced if not eliminated child labor in America.

    Show me an alternative, and I will sign up. I’d be glad to do so. In the mean time, I’ll stay in my union, where the officers are not paid, and where the highest aim of our work force is an improved product.

    Wealth inequality and worker exploitation are two of the most serious problems America faces.

  13. piobaire

    piobaire said, about 1 year ago

    @Tax Man

    A dictator? No, no. Perhaps you are using the word incorrectly. A dictator is a person who rules with sole power. In other words, no Congress or equivalent, no courts, except false ones to keep up appearances. If there were a dictator in America, people in government who opposed that person would find themselves in “re-education camps” or in graves. You would, in my opinion, be foolhardy to post such a characterization, if you truly believed that America is ruled by a dictator.

  14. ReFlex-76

    ReFlex-76 GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @Gore Bane

    “Three percent of the work force and falling. How pathetic.”
    .
    - Yes, we really need to get union numbers back up again.

  15. ReFlex-76

    ReFlex-76 GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    “First they came for the Jews, and I did nothing.
    Then they came for the trade unions . . .”

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    - Just a reminder of who tends to attack unions.

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