"We ain't a sharp species. We kill each other over arguments about what happens when you die, then fail to see the ******* irony in that." - Justin Halpern
So you believe that those unwilling to join a Union are enemies that deserve death eh? And Unions are all fluffy and nice eh? Yeah, with thinking like that no harm at all could come of publishing names and locations of those unwilling to join your Union....Sometimes the enemy to the working man is the corporate executive, and sometimes he's the guy next to you who's willing to undermine the battles that you've spent blood and treasure fighting. Desertion during a war can earn you a death sentence historically, I don't see how printing a name on a webpage for a similar level of selfishness is even in the same ballpark.
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You are...You just described them as "enemies, that deserved death".... ^^^^^ Right up above ^^^^No one is arguing that you must join a union.
Not interested in jealous blather.If the company's profits don't match the wealth of society, then there's exploitation, and the people should counteract that to restore balance.
Are GE, and Apple "foreign goods"? Because I'm pretty sure that both of those companies are American, and both pretty big supporters of demo's, that took our money and shifted jobs to China to avoid high taxes...It's all relative. If we make the foreign goods less pleasant to purchase because we force them to manufacture at our own domestic levels of environmental standards and worker protections, the American worker and an American product look much more attractive.
Oh please! You post this as if 'republican' affiliated groups have no right to do what Soros and Unions have done in the political process for decades... And you think Karl Rove is a conservative? I don't.That doesn't look level
"Defined benefits" like pensions have failed not because of some management scheme to ruin them, they have failed because of corrupt Union management that promoted these plans that were unrealistic to the point of not being able to provide what they promised their workers, then at retirement when the plan goes belly up the Union stands by hoisting the burden that they demand on the taxpayer while they keep the dues paid to negotiate these unsustainable plans as they watch the business crumble and disappear along with the jobs that were there before...Quite a scam.It's overdue for a return. I'm surprised that the corporations are keeping people scared of retaliation rather than claiming a fair share.
Here's the history of defined benefit pension plans in the private sector:
I have laid out earlier that Union membership, and usefulness is a pendulum, and if the people who work for companies feel as though they are getting a raw deal from that company, they will choose either to Unionize, or quit and find a different job at a competitor, thus putting the 'unfair' company out of business. Union membership shouldn't hinge on intimidating people to join.Here's the history of middle class share of income over a similar period:
If the unions are a tool, then workforce individual choice are a hammer, and a big one...As a career truck driver, and former teamster, I can tell you that trends in our industry, which at one time was heavily unionized, is now facing a shortage of qualified drivers, and those that are qualified are finding that they call the shots, even without the Unions.Those are both due for a correction, and unions are the tool to reverse those trends.
At one time that may well have been true, but then corruption at the top defined the Unions, and now the Unions aren't there for the worker, they are there to take the workers money, and lobby full time in politics for the enrichment of the top Union bosses, screw the worker for their dues should be their slogan.Unions aren't there to destroy a company, they're there to balance the interests of the workers with the interests of the corporation.
Sure it is...Obama, and you progressives beg businesses to come home to America, then at the same time talk of how they are evil, and don't pay "their fair share" and talk of how when they do come back you progressives will tax them out of business...You must really think people are stupid.Exporting jobs isn't a progressive policy.
I've been a truck driver for over 20 years. In the beginning, I was a Teamster, and they sucked. Since finding work in non Union sectors of trucking my pay has risen, I don't have to pay dues, and I am in control of my own destiny, not tied to the lowest ranked driver dependent on him/her for my evaluation...I have made a good living on MY ability, and good record, not because I need some thug to bleed me for protection money.Don't want to pay for the benefits of a union job? Get a job that isn't union. If you like the job so much, pay to help maintain it and grow it for others.