View Poll Results: If you support workers ability to collectively bargain, what do you support?

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  • Workers have to join a specific union in order to get a job.

    8 11.27%
  • Workers have to join any workers union in order to get a job.

    4 5.63%
  • Workers don't have to join a union in order to get a job

    38 53.52%
  • Workers have to pay union dues in order to get a job.

    11 15.49%
  • Workers do not have to pay union dues in order to get a job.

    30 42.25%
  • Workers can form a different union if they do not like the unions that are avaliable.

    28 39.44%
  • Votes to join a union or other union related votes not being anonymous.

    3 4.23%
  • Votes to join a union or other union related votes being anonymous.

    33 46.48%
  • other.

    9 12.68%
  • I oppose unions.(please specify if it's all unions or just public sector unions you oppose).

    29 40.85%
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    Re: Those who support workers ability to collectively bargain what do you support?

    Quote Originally Posted by ThePlayDrive View Post
    I choose: 'don't have to join a union'.

    However, when certain workers opt out a union it may cancel out the work the unions do to help members. On the one hand, I think people should be able to do what they want. But on the other, I think that choice might be damaging, in the long run, to all workers. I have to do more research on the matter of choice in this instance.
    I know of no union that forces anyone to join. However, those who do not wish to join will have to pay a percentage of the union wage (i.e.: 85%). This only stands to reason if they are going to earn the same wage as union members, a wage secured through the considerable efforts of these union members and through no effort of the scab.

    Allowing scabs the option of not joining and not paying any percentage of the union wage, but enjoying the wage and benefits secured by the union amounts to union busting.
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    Re: Those who support workers ability to collectively bargain what do you support?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    Private businesses tend to compete against one another. that is the last thing public sector unions want to do

    can you see it-SEIU tells the City of Cincinnati it will set pay at 2X minimum wage and AFSCME comes in and wait it will supply janitors for city hall who only want 1.5X minimum wage
    Not sure competition with each other is always ideal for workers who often need to work together, but let's not confuse two different functions. There is more than one role to play here.

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    Re: Those who support workers ability to collectively bargain what do you support?

    Try to get a job in lighting on a Hollwood movie set without being an IATSE member and then come back to tell us there aren't closed shops. Same thing with acting and SAG.

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    Re: Those who support workers ability to collectively bargain what do you support?

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Are you suggesting Business never plays a role in who is nominated? Wealthy people paly no role? If only unions donated to the cause, you might have a point. But frankly a lot of anti-union forces donate as much or more to candidates. I'm sorry, but there is no preversion, and unions are merely being scapegoated.
    No one of any intelligence would suggest that the private sector does not maintain the upper hand in spades compared to unions, as far as influence over public elections is concerned. This was most plainly evident in the Walker recall where an avalanche of private sector money made all the difference.
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    Re: Those who support workers ability to collectively bargain what do you support?

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    Try to get a job in lighting on a Hollwood movie set without being an IATSE member and then come back to tell us there aren't closed shops. Same thing with acting and SAG.
    Who said there wasn't? Though I did work in one (closed shop) without being a union member. But the statement I read is about forcing to join. Not whether there was a closed shop or not. There is a difference.
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    Re: Those who support workers ability to collectively bargain what do you support?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    Private sector unions should get the best deal they can through negotiations, collective bargaining, whatever. Public unions are not needed, not now not ever.
    Negotiation in union-speak for extortion that includes bribery, assault, arson, theft, sabotage, vandalism and any other criminal act they wish to encourage.

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    Re: Those who support workers ability to collectively bargain what do you support?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sig View Post
    No one of any intelligence would suggest that the private sector does not maintain the upper hand in spades compared to unions, as far as influence over public elections is concerned. This was most plainly evident in the Walker recall where an avalanche of private sector money made all the difference.
    Was that the election where out of state union thugs registered to vote using the hotel as their address? Right, that was it. No one of any intelligence would have made the dishonest statement you made and expect to not be called on it. Does a company providing janitorial service have the upper hand over President Obama's beloved SEIU purple-shirted thugs? Did any president ever promise to cross a picket line like Barack Obama promised to march on a picket line. The avalanche of union money makes all the difference and they get it all back and then some if they deliver the promised votes.

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    Re: Those who support workers ability to collectively bargain what do you support?

    Quote Originally Posted by Patrickt View Post
    Negotiation in union-speak for extortion that includes bribery, assault, arson, theft, sabotage, vandalism and any other criminal act they wish to encourage.
    prove to me that any private union has participated in these acts...

    Second of all, NO one is forcing you to join a union. If you don't like the idea of unionization then you probably should have picked a different career path. For instance, if you wanted to be a teacher, maybe you should have taken into consideration what teachers unionization is all about, and if that is something that you can accept or not.

    As far as private sector unions go, of course they are needed. The person who is contracting out the jobs goal is to pay the lowest dollar possible, the workers goal is to get paid the highest amount possible (and they deserve to be).


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    Re: Those who support workers ability to collectively bargain what do you support?

    Workers should NEVER be forced to join a union to get a certain job. That is a ridiculous infringement on our basic freedoms.

    Also, people should be able to form their own unions if they want to. There shouldn't just be one official union for a certain career.

    And of course votes should always be anonymous.

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    Re: Those who support workers ability to collectively bargain what do you support?

    Generally, I don't mind if individual businesses or companies unionize, I absolutely oppose public employee unions and state or national unions that represent a huge number of companies. When the union has no direct stake in the survival or health of the individual company, it's not collective bargaining, it's union thuggery. When the company can say "here's all the money we have, this is all we can pay you, either take what we can give or we'll go out of business and you won't have a job", the union ought to understand that because it's reality. Large unions don't care if individual job sites go out of business, they have sources of income all over the place.
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