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3 days ago.
by Ohwiseone
BobDahler
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"Union fat-cats...myth or reality?"

So...you think labor unions are run by cigar chomping "Union Fat Cats", who receive outrageous salaries and benefits, while living a life of luxury comparable to Saudi Arabian Princes, lording their unrestrained power over the entire United States of America... all on the backs of the union-enslaved workers they represent. Here's your chance to prove it.

 
 

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scrappile

Do SEIU members write the laws?, this more looks like a state getting fed. Govt dollars, by the way hasn't Michigan became a right to work, red, take the federal money while whining about the size of the federal govt. State....

Posted 516 days ago.

scrappile

Robert and Patricia Haynes take care of their two children, who at the ages of 30 and 34 are more like children in adult bodies. That’s because they both have cerebral palsy, and rely on their parents to feed and change them — and likely will for the rest of their lives.

The Haynes family receives monthly checks from the state of Michigan through Medicaid, allowing the parents to care for their son and daughter themselves instead of institutionalizing them. But because a Michigan law classifies Robert and Patricia as “home health care workers,” they are considered public workers and therefore automatic union members — meaning the SEIU gets a $30 cut of the family’s Medicaid subsidy as union dues.

Posted 516 days ago.

BeRight

Teamsters officials said Tuesday that they filed a petition with a federal labor agency to force an election against the Transport Workers Union to represent mechanics at American Airlines.

The Teamsters union is also seeking to represent mechanics at US Airways, who are currently represented by the machinists' union.

Posted 516 days ago.

scrappile

Each Wal~Mart open in the U.S. cost tax payers 900,000 $ a year in tax payer subsidies due to the nations largest employers low wages, fat-cats tartar sauce....

Posted 518 days ago.

scrappile

The top 1% of this nations earners have 39% of the world's wealth, who are the fat cats, tartar sauce....

Posted 518 days ago.

scrappile

History remembers what brought about the labor movement, do you?

Posted 518 days ago.

scrappile

yeah, seen that ditty on flux views, 4 idiots disparaging unions, whilea union cameraman was making sure their idiocy made it across the airwaves....

Posted 519 days ago.

scrappile

If one is to make an educated decision, you only have to look at the statistics on the U.S. Census website and see the big difference of medium income of right to work states compared to collective bargaining states.

DAVID DIACONTONAS, JACKSON TOWNSHIP MEMBER, TEAMSTERS LOCAL 348

Posted 521 days ago.

scrappile

If one is to make an educated decision, you only have to look at

Posted 521 days ago.

scrappile

Why the attack on American workers?

The so-called Right to Work or Workplace Freedom Act is a play on words to confuse the voting public. This is nothing but legislation to help put an end to union representation.

Under right-to-work law, employees who are covered under a union contract would have the right not to pay union dues, but still have to be represented by the union. This legislation is nothing more than a way to hurt unions by wasting valuable resources on representing non-dues-paying members.

Ohio workers already have workplace rights guaranteed by the National Labor Relations Act, which says any one has the right to join or not join a union. If proponents of Right to Work cared about your right, why would they fight the NLRB ruling to post this right in the work place?

Michigan and Indiana became Right to Work states over a year ago and their unemployment rates are higher than Ohio. Is this good for Ohio?

If one is to make an educated decision, you only have

Posted 521 days ago.

scrappile

Walmart Workers Strike To End Illegal Retaliation | Common Dreams ****commondreams****/newswire/2013/05/28-1 6 hours ago – WASHINGTON - May 28 - In protest of Walmart's illegal efforts to silence the growing calls for a change of course at the country's largest ...

Posted 521 days ago.

scrappile

Walmart Workers Strike To End Illegal Retaliation | Common Dreams ****commondreams****/newswire/2013/05/28-1 6 hours ago – WASHINGTON - May 28 - In protest of Walmart's illegal efforts to silence the growing calls for a change of course at the country's largest ...

Posted 521 days ago.

scrappile

If right to work does not poll well, well you simply put the word freedom in place right, most uneducated folks will vote for freedom, the thing is most people who are for right to work are also against the minimum wage, for comp. Time instead oftime and a half, against collective bargaining, against maternity leave, against equal pay for women, etc....

Posted 521 days ago.

scrappile

Teamster Nation: Meet the billionaires behind No Rights At Work teamsternation.blogspot****/.../meet-billionaires-behind-no-rights-at.html Jan 27, 2013 – Ugly heads have been popping up lately from the National Right to Work Committee and the National Right to Work Legal Attack Defense ...

Posted 521 days ago.

scrappile

This Day in Labor History: #1U #UAW May 26, 1937: United Auto Workers organizers, including future president Walter Reuther, are beaten savagely by Henry Ford’s private army at the River Rouge plant in Dearborn, MI. Ford then denies the attack, despite photographic evidence and national outrage. Description from AngelaMotorman on Reddit

Posted 522 days ago.

scrappile

Over 90% of private sector jobs are non-union, so there are more than enough oppurtunities to join non-union, no benefit, your on your own for health insurance, disability and retirement, jobs....this is still about the oligarchial society this nation was to be free of, the kochs, duvosses, the carlisle corp. , waltons are never going to let this nation go back to it will be better for my children, yet we still have riki, the fox news of this site, tellin lies, and forgettin why unions came to pass....

Posted 522 days ago.

scrappile

Less than 7% of private sector employees are unionized, still there are those that want to negate what past generations did and still do to try to hold living wage jobs, the ceo of most corporations now are paid at 240-1, yet it is these 7% and safety regs. hat are holding the economy down, dow is closing at record levels, yet 7-100 workers are a threat to the nation, man that is a lot of power these union thugs hold....

Posted 523 days ago.

scrappile

Point no. 10, in the 14 points of conservatism/fascism, there simply is no difference in the two when it comes to labor suppression.... there is a path to follow the money going to state reps maag and roegner, right to work, bah, we will have no rights and there will bo no work, except for rikis profession, of wearing paper hat and asking do youwant fries with that. Parlez vous french fries....

Posted 524 days ago.

scrappile

10. Power of labor suppressed or eliminated

Since organized labor was seen as the one power center that could challenge the political hegemony of the ruling elite and its corporate allies, it was inevitably crushed or made powerless. The poor formed an underclass, viewed with suspicion or outright contempt. Under some regimes, being poor was considered akin to a vice.

Posted 524 days ago.

scrappile

We should take a couple moments to thank those union thugs, er, first responders who helped those in need in Moore, Oklahoma, wonder where, dave, charley and riki were....

Posted 524 days ago.
 
 
 
 

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