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  • I have worked my whole career while in a union

    9 10.98%
  • I belong to one currently

    15 18.29%
  • I have never and would never join one

    34 41.46%
  • I used to be in one but not now

    24 29.27%
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Thread: How many here belong a union in the public or private sector? Why? or Why not?

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    Re: How many here belong a union in the public or private sector? Why? or Why not?

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Not low on the reason for these states being Right-To-Work is their desire to attract more industry so they won't continue to be among the eight poorest states. Right-To-Work laws didn't make them poor. Lack of industry and infrastructure made them poor.
    I think you will find that most of the working class do not feel they should have to live in poverty to make their state competitive.
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    Re: How many here belong a union in the public or private sector? Why? or Why not?

    Never worked for a union. Never will.

    This was a hard feat, being born and raised in Michigan. My dad worked in the shop for over 30 years, and I've seen what the union can do. I vowed to never be a part of it, and when possible, fight them with every fiber of my being.

    Fortunately, unions were thankfully destroyed by the time I left the state. Good riddance.

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    Re: How many here belong a union in the public or private sector? Why? or Why not?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    They have been right to work states for years, just as they have been poor for years.
    Yep, just as they have been more racial diverse for years...and less educated for years...and hense net Federal $ 'takers' for years...now get back in front of that plow!
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    Re: How many here belong a union in the public or private sector? Why? or Why not?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    They have been right to work states for years, just as they have been poor for years.
    I see, so you sum up the economic woes for those states with "stupid idiots outlawed mandatory union membership"?. Tell me why you believe someone should be forced into a union against their will.
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    Re: How many here belong a union in the public or private sector? Why? or Why not?

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    So by some kind of magic, when right to work was recently passed, the economies of those states suddenly tanked?
    My question is, how many of those poor people are employed at all? If they're not working, don't have the skills to get jobs, then what is having a union going to do for them? All of these states are in the deep south where education sucks donkey balls.
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    Re: How many here belong a union in the public or private sector? Why? or Why not?

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    I see, so you sum up the economic woes for those states with "stupid idiots outlawed mandatory union membership"?. Tell me why you believe someone should be forced into a union against their will.
    Only a very small percentage of American workers belong to unions. To attempt to blame them for our economic woes is ludicrous for all of those aware of the numbers.


    "The number of American workers in unions declined sharply last year, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on Friday, with the percentage slipping to 11.9 percent, the lowest rate in more than 70 years. "

    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/22/bu...nion.html?_r=0
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    Re: How many here belong a union in the public or private sector? Why? or Why not?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Only a very small percentage of American workers belong to unions. To attempt to blame them for our economic woes is ludicrous for all of those aware of the numbers.


    "The number of American workers in unions declined sharply last year, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on Friday, with the percentage slipping to 11.9 percent, the lowest rate in more than 70 years. "

    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/22/bu...nion.html?_r=0
    So why did you imply that right to work was responsible for making the states poor? And you didn't answer my question, why should someone be forced against their will to join a union?
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    Re: How many here belong a union in the public or private sector? Why? or Why not?

    Quote Originally Posted by EarlzP View Post
    Why do you find it necessary in this format to be insulting? Tell me what it does for you?
    How is it insulting? I have been in various industry markets for over 30 years. I have seen union after union break the plant they work in over and over and over. It is sickening.

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    Re: How many here belong a union in the public or private sector? Why? or Why not?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    I think you will find that most of the working class do not feel they should have to live in poverty to make their state competitive.
    Doing everything possible to attract industry to their states can never be a bad thing. Without it? Nothing will change. Do you really think the answer to their myriad problems is their not being a Right-To-Work state? You see that as a solution??
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    Re: How many here belong a union in the public or private sector? Why? or Why not?

    His solution is to create a command economy where freedom is a pipe dream and business is forced at legal gunpoint to float everyone.

    Essentially, he wants an authoritarian socialist nation.

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