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Signe Wilkinson

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  1. Clark  Kent

    Clark Kent said, 3 days ago

    Corporate and megarich donations to lobbyists and republican elected officials are a form of union dues. The corporations and the megarich only want themselves to be able to unite together.

  2. Crosspatch

    Crosspatch said, 3 days ago

    Funny the Republican Right to Work States have lower wages and higher Welfare rates.
    Fact is they all take more taxdollars from the Feds than they pay in.
    Look at the fiasco Wisconsin’s Gov has made with his state, states budget by pushing tax cuts and unions then robbing Medicare and education to pay for it.

  3. Crosspatch

    Crosspatch said, 3 days ago

    Walker’s Wisconsin?
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    Wisconsin Rev $46,381 Spending $83,015

  4. nlkilpat

    nlkilpat said, 3 days ago

    Add Kansas to that fiasco collection, and several other Red states. It looks like Brownback is doubling down on this ‘lower taxes = higher revenues’ song.
    If I’m losing 5 cents on every dollar, then it is an obvious truth that I will become rich by reducing the price to 50 cents.(!)

  5. r2varney

    r2varney said, 3 days ago

    Unions created the middle class. And the lack of which is now responsible for the decline in the middle class. History 101

  6. Hiram Bingham

    Hiram Bingham said, 2 days ago

    @r2varney

    It’s ok; you don’t need a Middle Class any more.


    What you need is serfs to service the One Percenters.

  7. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 2 days ago

    @Clark Kent

    And Democrats too, though fewer of them so far.

  8. MangeyMoose

    MangeyMoose said, about 11 hours ago

    Like policemen, there were some unions that fell into corruption, screwed their membership out of a job by demanding (and getting) way too much in pay & benefits. I know, because I worked under one 1968-1978. Amalgamated Meat Cutters dominated the largest grocery food store chain in New England: First National Stores Inc. The elections of officers in our area was rigged (everyone knew), and carriage boys were being paid $5 hour when minimum wage was around $2.25. FINAST did not have the money to invest in new equipment, its fleet of trucks and upgrading their 300+ stores. They went under in the mid-eighties.
    BUT, most unions existed to ensure fairness to employee rights, a fair wage and work environment. Without unions, we would today be a country of the 1/4 percent, versus the 99 3/4%.

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