View Poll Results: How many here belong to a union?

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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
    I already gave you plenty, you denied it exist, why waste anymore time on your asinine comments
    No, you gave me a link with a bunch of outdated crapola and with an incident that happened in Ohio, which again is NOT in the north east, so cough up those links! There should be PLENTY if the violence is as widespread and out of control as you claim.

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

    Tell me what exactly it is that you people have against unions. Is it that the employees make "too much money"? I could understand the outrage with some of the public-sector unions, but you guys are ridiculous in your lumping ALL unions together. The union that I mentioned does plenty good for its employees. What do you have against 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 ChrisL View Post
    Okay, there's two nice generous men. Do you think ALL business owners care about people? Well, I can tell you that they don't. I have my OWN anecdotal evidence, since that seems to be good enough.
    no not at all. some do some don't. big corporate bosses are probably the same as union bosses-just smarter and better educated. in terms of morality they run the gamut from really good to gaping assholes.

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

    and carnegie was some of both

    he left a huge amount to charity

    but he also encouraged Unionization in the steel business. sounds good right? well what it did was drive up wages that some of his competition could not pay and they went out of business-he then bought their companies and CRUSHED the 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 TurtleDude View Post
    the industrial revolution in the USA-Eli Whitney etc was pre-Union

    Unions did not build our shipping industry

    nor the transcontinental railroad

    and yes we are even though the left is doing its best to ruin our position

    Two reasons number one workers were from all over and didnt have any notions about what or what shouldnt be at that point and two and heres the big one...there wasnt a NEED for unions yet....remember something Unions were created by the mistreatment and abuse of employees by employers...they have no one to blame but themselves...their whining makes me snicker.

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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 lpast View Post
    Two reasons number one workers were from all over and didnt have any notions about what or what shouldnt be at that point and two and heres the big one...there wasnt a NEED for unions yet....remember something Unions were created by the mistreatment and abuse of employees by employers...they have no one to blame but themselves...their whining makes me snicker.

    that might be true but unions were not what made the USA great. that happened before Unions really mattered

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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
    Tell me what exactly it is that you people have against unions. Is it that the employees make "too much money"? I could understand the outrage with some of the public-sector unions, but you guys are ridiculous in your lumping ALL unions together. The union that I mentioned does plenty good for its employees. What do you have against that?
    They drive up cost for everyone supporting the lazy ****ers that couldn't even keep a job without the union. They get protection every time they want to go fishing to just stay home. Unions have created a lazier society

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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 TurtleDude View Post
    no not at all. some do some don't. big corporate bosses are probably the same as union bosses-just smarter and better educated. in terms of morality they run the gamut from really good to gaping assholes.
    And the "little guy" needs protection from those corporate bosses who ONLY care about their bottom line, especially in certain industries, and the construction industry is FULL of schemers and wheelers and dealers. That's what they do.

    Employers wouldn't DARE treat their workers poorly when they know the employees have people looking out for THEM plus free legal representation.

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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
    They drive up cost for everyone supporting the lazy ****ers that couldn't even keep a job without the union. They get protection every time they want to go fishing to just stay home. Unions have created a lazier society
    That's bull. If you don't show up to work, you get fired, just like any other job. That is how it is for LIUNA anyway. No employer is under any obligation to keep an employee who refuses to do work.

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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 TurtleDude View Post
    that might be true but unions were not what made the USA great. that happened before Unions really mattered
    PEOPLE made our country great. Union members are also people.

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