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128 days ago.
by BobBarker
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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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thegreek

Bankrupt Detroit union buddies giving city contracts to buddies made the city #3 in income per capita. And look at it now.

Posted 325 days ago.

scrappile

SHARE the truth: When Hostess began to face financial woes, the company’s CEO got a 300% salary increase from $750,000 to $2,250,000. It was discovered that the former Hostess CEO tripled his salary in early 2012. Meanwhile, a number of top executives saw massive pay raises, some nearly doubling their salaries. The new CEO blamed union workers for the company’s bankruptcy filing—yet it's the workers who were the very ones who gave concessions multiple times in the past few years—valiantly fighting to save their jobs and their company. In December, a staggering $1.8 million in bonuses were awarded to executives AFTER the bankruptcy filing. In late 2012, Hostess Brands admitted to The Wall Street Journal that money taken out of workers' paychecks—intended for their retirement funds—was used for company operations instead. Hostess is one example of executives' blame-the-worker and blame-a-union game. The sad part of the story? Regular, every-day workers fall for it; hook, line and sinker

Posted 403 days ago.

Kunectdots

Google search of "union fat cats" rends 752,000 results.

NOPE! There ARE no "union fat cats!" (please note the use of the intended double negative) LOL

Posted 407 days ago.

Art-Smith

Some basic rules should be followed when leaving comments. 1. Comments should be your own opinion. Not cut and paste materials from other sources. This would normally violate the terms of service of the source. 2. Comments should only be left on one topic/story. 3. Comments should be on the topic of the the story/forum and should not be aimed at other people using the forums.

Posted 408 days ago.

Kunectdots

Munster likes to have the 'final word' on each topic in the pick list of the "National Forums" so that, when someone looks down the posts they see Munster, Munster, Munster, Munster, Munster, ad nasium. I'm sure that he's trying to convince SOMEONE that he is an intellectual giant when, in fact, he's an arrogant as$.

So, let's fight fire with fire!

Posted 419 days ago.

BeRight

Teamsters and airlines.... That should work out well.

Posted 424 days ago.

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 424 days ago.

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 424 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 424 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 424 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 426 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 426 days ago.

scrappile

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

Posted 426 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 427 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 429 days ago.

scrappile

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

Posted 429 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 429 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 429 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 429 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 429 days ago.
 
 
 
 

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