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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 Kal'Stang View Post
    Can't respond to all of this...gotta get to work.
    I'm supposed to working right now too, but work is slow for me today.

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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 ChrisL View Post
    If I'm not mistaken, that is not allowed. Anyone has can opt out of being a union member. I think there was a court case about that. I'll have to look for that later.
    If you find it, please post it. It is my understanding there is no such right in "closed shop" states.

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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 joko104 View Post
    If you find it, please post it. It is my understanding there is no such right in "closed shop" states.
    I already did. Post #388.

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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 Rocketman View Post
    I have had two union jobs in the past (early 80's) but after seeing what each stood for I secured positions where my performance as an individual could be graded and rewarded.
    I taught public school for a decade back in the mid 90s. union membership was mandatory if you wanted to teach in my state. all they ever did was collect dues and fund ultra-liberal political issues. the one and only time i ever saw a teacher get falsely accused of something....the union hung him out to dry. **** unions, their day has come and passed.
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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 OscarB63 View Post
    I taught public school for a decade back in the mid 90s. union membership was mandatory if you wanted to teach in my state. all they ever did was collect dues and fund ultra-liberal political issues. the one and only time i ever saw a teacher get falsely accused of something....the union hung him out to dry. **** unions, their day has come and passed.
    See? Here's another one with the "unions" mantra. All unions are different, especially between public and private sector unions!

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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 ChrisL View Post
    Yes I can. You can't call an organization violent because of what one or a few members do. I know a FEW union members, and I live in Massachusetts. If there was violence, I would KNOW about that.
    You would if you cared to look, it is obvious you don't want to know about it.

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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 OscarB63 View Post
    I taught public school for a decade back in the mid 90s. union membership was mandatory if you wanted to teach in my state. all they ever did was collect dues and fund ultra-liberal political issues. the one and only time i ever saw a teacher get falsely accused of something....the union hung him out to dry. **** unions, their day has come and passed.
    My step mother like you was a teacher and retired doing it. She always hung with the unions, supported democrats, and now wishes she had taken the time to think for herself.

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

    Why so, does she regret having a more comfortable retirement? Did she make too much money while working? Why does she regret being in a union exactly?
    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketman View Post
    My step mother like you was a teacher and retired doing it. She always hung with the unions, supported democrats, and now wishes she had taken the time to think for herself.
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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 mak2 View Post
    Why so, does she regret having a more comfortable retirement? Did she make too much money while working? Why does she regret being in a union exactly?
    Because she realizes that being a state employee in a state with fiscal challenges that she contributed to the problem. She now realizes that no public sector employee should be part of a union at taxpayer expense.

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

    Really? she could send her retirement back to the state every month. Geeze...
    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketman View Post
    Because she realizes that being a state employee in a state with fiscal challenges that she contributed to the problem. She now realizes that no public sector employee should be part of a union at taxpayer expense.
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