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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 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.
    My mother-in-law was a teacher and hated the union but had no choice but to belong. If you don't belong, you don't work. She fought the union from the inside her entire career.
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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
    Really? she could send her retirement back to the state every month. Geeze...
    And why should she do that unless everyone else that is part of the problem did as well?

    By that same token, since liberals wanted everyone to have health insurance, they should have taken on themselves to pay for it and left the rest of us out of the equation

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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 Cephus View Post
    My mother-in-law was a teacher and hated the union but had no choice but to belong. If you don't belong, you don't work. She fought the union from the inside her entire career.
    I had a group of union thugs at a plant take sledge hammers to my company car at the time because they were on strike when I crossed. I got a new car out of the deal which was great but it still pissed me off to the point that I took the time to visit each one of them individually after the incident. It is amazing how many mice it takes to make one thug.

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

    We do pay for everyone's health care now, just in the most inefficient way possible. But this thread is about something else. If I felt I had l taken money I did not deserve I certainly would not keep it. I remember when the conservatives were my moral and ethical compass, now it is not at all uncommon for them to say something like "And why should she do that unless everyone else that is part of the problem did as well?" Not just you, the right wing has completely lost it way. In fact, I remember when they thought an education was important, since they discovered teacher were in the union, not so much. Oh well, unless the Republicans do something soon, they wont be around for me to pick on much longer.
    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketman View Post
    And why should she do that unless everyone else that is part of the problem did as well?

    By that same token, since liberals wanted everyone to have health insurance, they should have taken on themselves to pay for it and left the rest of us out of the equation
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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
    We do pay for everyone's health care now, just in the most inefficient way possible. But this thread is about something else. If I felt I had l taken money I did not deserve I certainly would not keep it. I remember when the conservatives were my moral and ethical compass, now it is not at all uncommon for them to say something like "And why should she do that unless everyone else that is part of the problem did as well?" Not just you, the right wing has completely lost it way. In fact, I remember when they thought an education was important, since they discovered teacher were in the union, not so much. Oh well, unless the Republicans do something soon, they wont be around for me to pick on much longer.
    We can only take you word on that but since you are a fence sitter giving you a way out either way, we will take the grain of salt with that.

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

    Really? did you file a police report? Then you went out and "visited" them? Are you saying you went and beat up "union thugs?" You win. I am done.
    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketman View Post
    I had a group of union thugs at a plant take sledge hammers to my company car at the time because they were on strike when I crossed. I got a new car out of the deal which was great but it still pissed me off to the point that I took the time to visit each one of them individually after the incident. It is amazing how many mice it takes to make one thug.
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    Re: How many here belong a union in the public or private sector? Why? or Why not?

    What grain of salt? and what fence? I am just not a partisan hack. Try it sometime.
    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketman View Post
    We can only take you word on that but since you are a fence sitter giving you a way out either way, we will take the grain of salt with that.
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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
    Really? did you file a police report? Then you went out and "visited" them? Are you saying you went and beat up "union thugs?" You win. I am done.
    I gave every one of them the same treatment more or less that I received that day to them. Call the police? are you kidding? small town, this employer made up 60% of the total tax base. That union busted the plant, it has been closed for 4-5 years now.

    It was no big deal then, I was 30, it would be much more difficult now.

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

    You behaved as thuggishly as they did. How inspired.
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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
    You would if you cared to look, it is obvious you don't want to know about it.
    It would be on the news smarty.

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