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 OscarB63 View Post
    maybe some are, but i've never seen one
    What about the teachers union? LOL!

    No offense, but it's kind of hard to imagine the teachers union being "thugs" and being violent. Uh-oh everyone, look out!!! All of those scary mean thug teachers are on the warpath!!!

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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
    What about the teachers union? LOL!

    No offense, but it's kind of hard to imagine the teachers union being "thugs" and being violent. Uh-oh everyone, look out!!! All of those scary mean thug teachers are on the warpath!!!
    you forget...I was a teacher for a decade so I am very familiar with teacher's union. and FWIW, it is usually the union bosses who are and hire thugs, not the rank and file members
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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
    What about the teachers union? LOL!

    No offense, but it's kind of hard to imagine the teachers union being "thugs" and being violent. Uh-oh everyone, look out!!! All of those scary mean thug teachers are on the warpath!!!

    and also FWIW, not all violence and thuggery has to be physical. intimidation through threats and implied repercussions is as "violent" as a brick thrown through a window
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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
    you forget...I was a teacher for a decade so I am very familiar with teacher's union. and FWIW, it is usually the union bosses who are and hire thugs, not the rank and file members
    Really? Do you have evidence of this? Somehow I doubt that teacher union "bosses" carry out crimes. You make it sound like the mafia or something.

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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
    Really? Do you have evidence of this? Somehow I doubt that teacher union "bosses" carry out crimes. You make it sound like the mafia or something.
    One does not have to carry out the crime oneself to be a thug.

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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 cpwill View Post
    One does not have to carry out the crime oneself to be a thug.
    And exactly what crime or crimes are you referring to?

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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 MoSurveyor View Post
    By that rule of thumb you're probably less violent if you belong to a union.
    I can cite unions in America smashing private property and seizing hostages. can you support your claim here?

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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 cpwill View Post
    I can cite unions in America smashing private property and seizing hostages. can you support your claim here?
    I would be interested to see that please.

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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
    And exactly what crime or crimes are you referring to?
    Examples are but a google search away.

    "There Will Be Blood": Union Violence

    On the floor of the Michigan legislature on Tuesday, Democratic state Rep. Douglas Geiss thundered: "We're going to pass something that will undo 100 years of labor relations, and there will be blood. There will be repercussions!"...

    As the Michigan House voted inside to approve right-to-work legislation allowing workers to choose whether or not to join/fund unions as a condition of employment, protesters outside the state Capitol ambushed a tented information booth sponsored by the pro-right-to-work state chapter of Americans for Prosperity. Angry union mobsters were filmed cursing and screaming just before the attack.

    One hurled an unidentified object at police officers. Another screamed at a citizen journalist filming the chaos: "Freedom of speech this, you f'n fascist a**hole!" Several peaceful AFP members and supporters were stomped on and punched while trapped under the tent as the labor operatives chanted: "This is what democracy looks like." Young Michigan conservative activist and YouTube entrepreneur Steven Crowder was beaten by at least two union assailants while trying to protect the tent and those inside....

    May 2010: The Service Employees International Union buses in 700 workers from 20 states to storm Bank of America deputy general counsel Gregory Baer's neighborhood and terrorize his youngest son while at home alone in Chevy Chase, Md....

    August 2011: Striking Communications Workers of America declare "open season" on Verizon. Dozens of cases of sabotaged cable lines are reported....

    September 2011: ILWU bosses lead a "Days of Rage" protest at Port of Longview, Wash., taking a half-dozen guards hostage, sabotaging railroad cars, dumping grain, smashing windows, cutting brake lines, threatening a local TV station and blocking trains in violation of a judicial restraining order....

    February 2011: Democratic Rep. Michael Capuano of Massachusetts revs up Big Labor goons by urging them to "get a little bloody."...

    December 2011: Union-endorsed port protests in Oakland, Calif., Seattle, Los Angeles, San Diego and Houston cause massive commerce disruptions, lost wages, property destruction and untold injuries...
    targeting people in their homes and going after children. classy.

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