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    Beginning of the End for Public Unions?

    Lately we have seen Republican and Democrat (though, oddly, only Republicans make news with it) Governors work to save their states from fiscal ruin by curtailing the Public Unions, either in finances or in power. Have the last two years marked the beginning of the end for the Public Sector Union, and will they go the way of the Private Sector Union?

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    Re: Beginning of the End for Public Unions?

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    Lately we have seen Republican and Democrat (though, oddly, only Republicans make news with it) Governors work to save their states from fiscal ruin by curtailing the Public Unions, either in finances or in power. Have the last two years marked the beginning of the end for the Public Sector Union, and will they go the way of the Private Sector Union?
    Hopefully it's the beginning of the end for all unions.

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    Re: Beginning of the End for Public Unions?

    Quote Originally Posted by johnny_rebson View Post
    Hopefully it's the beginning of the end for all unions.
    I would like to see a national right to work law past.

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    Re: Beginning of the End for Public Unions?

    Quote Originally Posted by cpgrad08 View Post
    I would like to see a national right to work law past.
    you are free to work anywhere you wish....if you don't like the terms of that employment, no one is forcing you to take a job...move on to the next one.

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    Re: Beginning of the End for Public Unions?

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    Lately we have seen Republican and Democrat (though, oddly, only Republicans make news with it) Governors work to save their states from fiscal ruin by curtailing the Public Unions, either in finances or in power. Have the last two years marked the beginning of the end for the Public Sector Union, and will they go the way of the Private Sector Union?
    Not the end of any union in this country. What I think has happened is that the fuse has been lit. "Those who refuse to learn from history are doomed to repeat it".

    It's just a matter of time now.
    “The people do no want virtue; but they are the dupes of pretended patriots” : Elbridge Gerry of Mass; Constitutional Convention 1787

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    Re: Beginning of the End for Public Unions?

    I doubt it's the end of public unions since the original problems they sought to address still exist. The treatment of unions as a scapegoat for economic problems, however, is likely temporary because our economy and citizens' opinion of the economy will eventually improve and a scapegoat will no longer be necessary.

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    Re: Beginning of the End for Public Unions?

    Quote Originally Posted by randel View Post
    you are free to work anywhere you wish....if you don't like the terms of that employment, no one is forcing you to take a job...move on to the next one.
    No one should be force into a union just because of there job.

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    Re: Beginning of the End for Public Unions?

    Quote Originally Posted by cpgrad08 View Post
    No one should be force into a union just because of there job.
    They should be forced if they will in anyway benefit from something a union negotiates.

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    Re: Beginning of the End for Public Unions?

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    Lately we have seen Republican and Democrat (though, oddly, only Republicans make news with it) Governors work to save their states from fiscal ruin by curtailing the Public Unions, either in finances or in power. Have the last two years marked the beginning of the end for the Public Sector Union, and will they go the way of the Private Sector Union?
    Yeah your right the entire federal deficit and all the states woes are ALL the fault of public sector unions....CPwill heres the TRUTH the rich have raped public sector workers and put it all right in their pocket....the rich literally HATE that they cant control public worker unions and steal from them...so they started this class warfare between public and private sector workers...and in the end the private sector workers are going to get even Less then they are now...MORONS...they will wake up but it will be too late for them, they will have been stripped of everything especially their dignity.
    All the proof of that is right in front of t heir eyes...they'd just rather believe koch Brother super pac attack ads...

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    Re: Beginning of the End for Public Unions?

    Quote Originally Posted by randel View Post
    you are free to work anywhere you wish....if you don't like the terms of that employment, no one is forcing you to take a job...move on to the next one.
    Joining a union should be a choice and it should never be a condition of employment.Closed shops remove this choice especially for anyone wanting to be a public school teacher, police officer or some other public sector career that has a closed shop. Whether or someone works for a company should only be between the employee and employer and should have nothing to do with the union.Whether or not someone joins a union should only be between the individual and the union and should have nothing to do with the employer.
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