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    Re: Wisconsin Republicans vote to strip public worker collective bargaining rights wi

    Quote Originally Posted by Kane View Post
    Its obvious Fox News and its imitators, CNN, NewsMAx and talk radio are academic frauds, merely parroting the party line of the ultra rich whom, I doubt, are members of this forum.

    What are you fighting for? Against your own standard of living? Against unions? For Hannity to become richer? Who?


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    Re: Wisconsin Republicans vote to strip public worker collective bargaining rights wi

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbbtx View Post
    I've not been able to find a like place, that has better wages and benefits than Wal-Mart. A Union would just be a pain in the ass for them.

    Wal-Mart - Sustainability Progress to Date 2007-2008 - Wages and Benefits
    In addition to what the market requires, we base wages on experience, skills, problem-solving and job accountability. The average hourly, full-time wage for Associates in our U.S. stores is $10.76.
    These wages, while competitive with industry, are in many cases entry level jobs. We realize that many stakeholders expect us to pay more, while others are concerned about our ability to remain competitive in serving our customers. We see ways to address both concerns. An example of this was our recent advocacy for an increase in the federal minimum wage.
    Every Associate is eligible to receive performance bonuses based on the performance of their store.

    Details of the various benefits include:
    Health Benefits: All Associates – whether full-time or part-time – can become eligible for health benefits with Wal-Mart, and all children of Associates become eligible for coverage as soon as their parents do. We offer a wide variety of health plan options to meet their differing needs. Every Associate who works in the continental United States can become eligible for individual health coverage that costs as little as $5 per month in some areas and no more than $8 per month nationwide. Moreover, beginning in January 2008, those who participate in our plans will be able to get more than 2,400 generic prescriptions for $4. Read more about Health Care benefits.
    401(k) Plan: Wal-Mart may contribute up to two percent of eligible Associates’ annual wages to a 401 (k) plan, after a 12-month waiting period. Contributions may be made even if Associates choose not to add money of their own.
    Profit Sharing Plan: Every eligible Associate who has worked for the company for 12 months may receive a company contribution of up to two percent of their wages to a profit sharing account. Contributions are made even if Associates choose not to add money of their own.
    Stock Purchase Plan: We contribute to Associates’ stock purchase by matching 15 cents for every dollar of stock purchased through payroll deductions, up to the first $1,800 in purchases each plan year.
    And unions are dying to unionize WalMart. Because they are in the business of collecting union dues and driving companies into bankruptcy. So, let's envision a WalMart with a union:

    The guy in the automotive department can't help you out in the pet department. Against union rules, don'tcha know. The people selling computers can't set them up because they need a union electician to plug them in. Union rules again. Help out with shopping carts in the parking lot? You must be kidding. Not my job tier. And ya' know that guy that's always hiding in the break room? Well, he's good ta' go -- he's got ten years. Remember when Tom took eight sick days and went to Vegas? Lost his job? The union's attorneys got him his job back with retroactive pay!! Yayyyyy!!!

    Ya' know that WalMart that used to supply jobs to our out-of-the-way rural community? They're out of business now. Remember when their prices were just prett damned good? Well, they're worse than "you-name-it" now. I never shop there. [This is Maggie's "quote." No source.]
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    What are some of the problems with the Employee Free Choice Act / Card Check?
    There are many. They range from taking away employees' rights to a private ballot on whether or not to organize to forcing businesses into binding, government-dictated arbitration settlements. To learn more, visit the EFCA information page on the Alliance for Worker Freedom website.
    What is "Card Check"? "Card Check" is any process by which an employees' right to a federally supervised private ballot election is taken away. This can occur by union organizers coming to a business and asking workers to sign a card in public, or by having mail-in cards; the union, your co-workers and your employee will still know how you voted.
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    Re: Wisconsin Republicans vote to strip public worker collective bargaining rights wi

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    And unions are dying to unionize WalMart. Because they are in the business of collecting union dues and driving companies into bankruptcy. So, let's envision a WalMart with a union:
    Attempting to unionize in retail has always failed, retail is the type of business that has too much turnover to make a union worth it.
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    Re: Wisconsin Republicans vote to strip public worker collective bargaining rights wi

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    And unions are dying to unionize WalMart. Because they are in the business of collecting union dues and driving companies into bankruptcy. So, let's envision a WalMart with a union:

    The guy in the automotive department can't help you out in the pet department. Against union rules, don'tcha know. The people selling computers can't set them up because they need a union electician to plug them in. Union rules again. Help out with shopping carts in the parking lot? You must be kidding. Not my job tier. And ya' know that guy that's always hiding in the break room? Well, he's good ta' go -- he's got ten years. Remember when Tom took eight sick days and went to Vegas? Lost his job? The union's attorneys got him his job back with retroactive pay!! Yayyyyy!!!

    Ya' know that WalMart that used to supply jobs to our out-of-the-way rural community? They're out of business now. Remember when their prices were just prett damned good? Well, they're worse than "you-name-it" now. I never shop there. [This is Maggie's "quote." No source.]



    And if our president hadn't used all of his political capital getting healthcare through, we'd have CardCheck right now. What's CardChecK? Just a reminder:
    Just wanted to give you an extra like for that. So true.
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    Re: Wisconsin Republicans vote to strip public worker collective bargaining rights wi

    Support Us or Else: Wisconsin Unions Bully Local Businesses With Ultimatum | The Blaze

    I think with these tactics, it's possible the Unions are still connected with the mafia. How far are they willing to go?
    There's already been death threats on all the republicans.
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    Re: Wisconsin Republicans vote to strip public worker collective bargaining rights wi

    Quote Originally Posted by The Barbarian View Post
    One point is .... they are no longer the Bush tax cuts.... they were extended by a liberal president, past by a liberal house .. and a liberal senate ... . that makes them your tax cuts ... unless you didn't vote for Obama
    Glad you feel that way! Then I'm sure you won't mind if the tax cuts for the wealthy have to be taken to the chopping block during our budget cuts.
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    Re: Wisconsin Republicans vote to strip public worker collective bargaining rights wi

    Quote Originally Posted by The Barbarian View Post
    Congrads on getting your house paid off, mine got paid off in 2006...... but that has nothing to do with the price of eggs either.

    I'm sure there are many people making under $100,000 a year that are very happy to have that deduction. I'm also sure that there were people making a million a year that had their homes paid for as well and never got to use that deduction.

    Quite frankly. .. a post like that has no logical sense behind it.
    Everyone gets that deduction, what is your point?
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    Re: Wisconsin Republicans vote to strip public worker collective bargaining rights wi

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Glad you feel that way! Then I'm sure you won't mind if the tax cuts for the wealthy have to be taken to the chopping block during our budget cuts.
    Since WHEN is a TAX CUT part of a budget? A budget has to do with Expenditures. If you will remember....its only been a few short months ago....the progressives in congress where so busy attempting to figure out a way to keep some tax cuts while levying others....something mundane totally slipped their minds....THE BUDGET that they COULD HAVE signed into law LAST YEAR if they had not been so busy attempting to SCREW those DAMN evil RICH PEOPLE, now they are locked into a battle that should never have taken place with a NEW TEA PARTY congress hell bent on reducing the deficit. Strange the way most PROGRESSIVES have convenient memory losses.

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    Re: Wisconsin Republicans vote to strip public worker collective bargaining rights wi

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    I'm sure you won't mind if the tax cuts for the wealthy have to be taken to the chopping block during our budget cuts.
    in what parallel reality do you live?

    Obama signs tax deal into law - CNN

    they're now the bush/obama/clinton/mcconnell/boehner tax cuts for the rich

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    Re: Wisconsin Republicans vote to strip public worker collective bargaining rights wi

    Quote Originally Posted by Walter View Post
    Since WHEN is a TAX CUT part of a budget? A budget has to do with Expenditures. If you will remember....its only been a few short months ago....the progressives in congress where so busy attempting to figure out a way to keep some tax cuts while levying others....something mundane totally slipped their minds....THE BUDGET that they COULD HAVE signed into law LAST YEAR if they had not been so busy attempting to SCREW those DAMN evil RICH PEOPLE, now they are locked into a battle that should never have taken place with a NEW TEA PARTY congress hell bent on reducing the deficit. Strange the way most PROGRESSIVES have convenient memory losses.
    Actually, a budget also includes revenues, and ideally, in a budget, revenues will match expenditures... no wonder why so many are failing at the budgeting processes... there are TWO SIDES to it...
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