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    Re: Obama vetoes Republican bid to block union election rules

    Gotta grease that path for people to become minions as quickly as possible, before they come to their senses.

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    Re: Obama vetoes Republican bid to block union election rules

    Quote Originally Posted by bg85 View Post
    and thank goodness he vetoed it. the prevailing attitude in the US seems to be that we don't need unions anymore or that having them around is harmful. nothing could be further from the truth. protecting the freedom of labor to organize and to bargain collectively ensures that the gains made in the american workplace won't be erased. there's a reason we have the rules in place that we do and people seem to either have forgotten why or are simply unaware. if you look at history, unions are an extremely important part of the free market and just the threat of employees organizing is something that prevents a ton of exploitation.
    Yeah, Detroit has benefitted tremendously.

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    Re: Obama vetoes Republican bid to block union election rules

    Quotes of the Day

    Quote Originally Posted by Ronald Reagan
    "They remind us that where free unions and collective bargaining are forbidden, freedom is lost. They remind us that freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. You and I must protect and preserve freedom here or it will not be passed on to our children and it would disappear everywhere in the world. Today the workers in Poland are showing a new generation how high is the price of freedom but also how much it is worth that price."
    Quote Originally Posted by Ronald Reagan
    Collective bargaining in the years since has played a major role in America’s economic miracle. Unions represent some of the freest institutions in this land. There are few finer examples of participatory democracy to be found anywhere. Too often, discussion about the labor movement concentrates on disputes, corruption, and strikes. But while these things are headlines, there are thousands of good agreements reached and put into practice every year without a hitch.”
    It's been a long time since similar views were held.
    I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. - MLK

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    Re: Obama vetoes Republican bid to block union election rules

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    Yeah, Detroit has benefitted tremendously.
    yeah, it has - just like the rest of the country - when you consider working conditions before the existence of unions. this is what I mean when I say you should look at history to understand the value of unions.

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    Re: Obama vetoes Republican bid to block union election rules

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    Like the Republicans?
    That is what I'm told about the tea party nutters.
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    Well, certainly the customer is not an N-word.
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    Re: Obama vetoes Republican bid to block union election rules

    The article forgets to mention that the Unions are a major contributor to the Democrat party. A law now exists that you can opt out of contributing to the Democrat party, they will reduce your Union dues by a set amount.

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    Re: Obama vetoes Republican bid to block union election rules

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    That is what I'm told about the tea party nutters.
    Told they're doing what? What they were elected to do?
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    Re: Obama vetoes Republican bid to block union election rules

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    Told they're doing what? What they were elected to do?
    Apparently run the country into the ground.
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    Well, certainly the customer is not an N-word.
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    Re: Obama vetoes Republican bid to block union election rules

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    "Employers would be required to share workers' names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses with unions."

    Seems like a violation of privacy laws.
    Only if all employers were required to sign a union-security agreement.

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    Re: Obama vetoes Republican bid to block union election rules

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Apparently run the country into the ground.
    How are they doing that?
    ”People willing to trade their freedom for temporary security deserve neither and will lose both.” --- Ben Franklin

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