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Matt Davies for June 27, 2012

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  1. Albert einstein brain i6
    braindead Premium Member about 7 years ago

    No effect in Wisconsin?

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    rockngolfer  about 7 years ago

    I think the hammer for breaking the glass is inside the glass.

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    piobaire  about 7 years ago

    Unions try to improve things for working people. Corporations try to maximize profits. In the union I belong to, you don’t have to contribute to the political fund. It is your choice. Corporations don’t give their workers similar choices.

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    kamwick  about 7 years ago

    Poor thing, you don’t know that money that might have been used for your raise was instead used by the corporation to ensure “business as usual”.

    But you don’t mind bending over for them. After all, they’re “people”, and that money is “free speech”.

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    kamwick  about 7 years ago

    “Corporations are people, my friend”, said the Corporobot.

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    Motivemagus  about 7 years ago

    I will await your response to the recent Court decision on Obamacare with bated breath, then.

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    piobaire  about 7 years ago

    I did some research on what you said.

    One thing that doesn’t make sense to me is a county labor board having the authority to tell a manufacturer that they were authorized to hire replacement workers. Wouldn’t that be the National Labor Relations Board?

    I don’t know all the details of your examples. Clearly the unions did not get what they wanted. Nobody wins every time. That being said, the examples you give do not prove bad intent, or that most or all unions are bad.

    Unions fought for the 40-hour work week, for health care, for sick days, for equal pay for women, and fought against child labor.

    History, and current happenings, teach us that businesses and organizations will try to get as much labor out of their employees as possible, for as little pay as possible. Far too often the bosses say, “Work more, give back, or we’ll fire you, or move your job somewhere else.” Or the bosses say, “We can’t compete if you get good pay, health care, and a pension.” They get paid vast sums to exploit the workers, and they throw ethics and fairness in the trash.

    Somebody has to stick up for the working people. The Republican Party is not sticking up for working people. The Democratic Party isn’t doing such a good job either. Where else can we turn?

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    piobaire  about 7 years ago

    That’s because they took some of the money you made for them and gave it to politicians that will help them fatten their own bank accounts. They didn’t need to ask you.

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