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386 days ago.
by Ohwiseone
BobDahler
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What happened to the "Union Influence in Politics" topic?

Even though I initiated it as the debut topic in the Times forums, I'm happy to realize it has been deleted. It died an ugly death long ago, and should have been executed long before it was. I'm curious though... Why? I am unaware of the travesty that occurred that was sufficiently heinous to warrant it's deletion... As compared to the tripe on ALL the other threads that is evident on a daily basis.

 
 

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absolem

true enough but how many are in the news protesting or harrassing the parents of the members of your local union hall for the beef with their politicians? i reiterate...now you and OWO had rather deflect than condemn their actions. good union members like all citizens have many avenues of recourse in which to vent frustration....none of which should involve these tactics. agree or disagree?

Posted 556 days ago.

moderation

There is a considerable number of true low life anti- union citizens,also, absolem.

Posted 556 days ago.

absolem

still can't bring yourself to condemn the low-life actions of your union supporters. carry that flag my friend. if you would have noticed my previuos comment includuded the line "did not prevent those". i excluded your "good" but silent supporters so as not to offend your sensitivities, but to no avail...bliand alligence again triumphed. savor the flavor. your boys f'ed up....again. talk about labeling and blaming. they did it proudly waving their pro-union signs....what mis-labing and blaming are you denying?

Posted 556 days ago.

absolem

...at least the one's that did not prevent the actions of the "good" union supporters. don't dare criticize the actions of your union brothers and sisters...choke..choke..can't have the local hall upset with you now.

Posted 556 days ago.

absolem

....and union supporters are true low-lifes. wear it proudly.

Posted 556 days ago.

absolem

Union workers and their supporters have no shame. talk about selfish acts of greed, we needn't worry about pushing granny off the cliff. just let the union thugs...goons..low-lifes...torment and scare them into having a heart attck. every town should be so fortunate to have these "terrorists" as neighbors. must make one proud to be union.....no where do your parents live again??? "More than 100 pro-union demonstrators swarmed the Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, home of Gov. Scott Walker’s elderly parents Monday evening to protest the Republican’s proposed state budget."

Posted 556 days ago.

Kunectdots

BS!!!! Both major political parties are "friendlier" to Big Money. The one you support leans toward having a tighter knitted subset of Wealthy to answer to and for the people to have to comply with THEIR designs. Such is the way of Socialism.

Posted 652 days ago.

Kunectdots

Bill Clinton s-ucked up to union buster (Ravenswood Aluminum) Marc Rich, giving him a 11 o'clock pardon in exchange for a saxophone (Eric Holder figured in prominently on that one). Hillary sat, without exception to, the antiunion discussions of Walmart when she served as an honoray Board of Directors member.

SOME real friends of the working class there.

Obama named Jeff Immelt, CEO of one of America's largest exporters of America's jobs to China and India, to head his Jobs Creation Council.

You really couldn't write this stuff!

Posted 653 days ago.

BeRight

did you look up the difference between Private sector unions and public unions?

Posted 655 days ago.

BeRight

We can't have a discussion if you don't know the difference between Private sector unions and public unions.

Do a WIKI search, that might help you out.

Posted 655 days ago.

BeRight

The public car unions are finally giving concessions which allow the carmakers to stay in business.

Walker was after the public unions, the same ones that Bankrupt Detroit.

Pay attention.

Posted 655 days ago.

BeRight

End public-sector employee unions. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker eliminated dues-withholding for public employee unions in his state. The unions were so angry that they organized a recall campaign against him. They lost. They then tried to recall a Wisconsin Supreme Court justice who upheld his action. They lost. They then tried to beat Walker in last week's election. They lost again.

Look what the unions did to Detroit.

Posted 658 days ago.

luvthesouth

refer to superman topic.

Posted 893 days ago.

luvthesouth

BobBarker...your response to the subaru story i posted spoke wonders as to the mental state of the hyper-dedicated union devotee. they lost the bid...get over i. sore losers and terrible representatives for the professionals they claim to promote. tsk, tsk, tsk. you personally should be ashamed of yourself for the promotion of punishment against an american company in exercising their right to free choice in whom they write contracts with for service. in this day and time, that sort of under-handed thug-like intimidation won't work.

Posted 893 days ago.

luvthesouth

dispute" written in the corner of the union sign and fact that the fonts don't quite match, the two banners are nearly identical. Read as one, they are also hilarious -- to anyone who has a beef with unions, that is: "Shame on Subaru of Wichita for having unbeatable prices". thanks unions..."out of adversity comes opportunity". 8-)

Posted 894 days ago.

luvthesouth

BobBarker...YAWN. but here's some more union bull squat..... "Subaru of Wichita recently launched a $1.5 million renovation of a former Suzuki outlet, converting it to a Subaru showroom. Subaru of Wichita hired a range of local contractors for the upgrade, including a firm called Hi-Tech Interiors, which carried out some drywall installation. The problem is, Hi-Tech Interiors is a non-union shop, a fact that didn't sit well with the United Brotherhood Of Carpenters And Joiners Of America Local 201. And so, the union took to the streets -- or, more precisely, the right of way directly in front of the dealership. Members unfurled a large banner that reads, in big, red letters, "Shame on Subaru of Wichita". In return, the dealership's director of marketing, Aaron Wirtz, did what any bright, grammatically oriented person would do in that situation: he finished the sentence with a sign that reads, "for having unbeatable prices". Apart from the words "labor

Posted 894 days ago.

Kendall78

Well, I've been stopping by about everyday but most of the conversations haven't been that interesting overall due to those looking for harsh debate engagements than conversation.

Posted 898 days ago.

Kendall78

Is there a little spat going on here tonight?

Posted 898 days ago.

scrappile

I am a past USW member, have family in IBEW, PPF/UA, UAW, now one can complain about bosses all they want, but what about those wall street fund managers that make far more, handling union pension fund investments?

Posted 904 days ago.

scrappile

scrappile, thank you for your politeness. Please expound upon what influence these MISSISSIPPI UNIONS have on the state of the standard of living, education opportunities, the healthcare in one of the poorest states in the union? FIND A UNION . . . “MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIONS” . . . AFGE - APWU - ATU - BBF - BCTD - BLE - BMWE - BSOIW - CJA - CWA - IAFF - IAM - IATSE - IBEW - IBT - ILA - IUOE - IUPAT - LIUNA - NALC - NAPFE - NATCA - NFFE - NTEU - OPCMIA - OPEIU - PPF/UA - RLCA - SMW - TCU - UAW - UFCW - UGSOA - USW - UTU Source: UnionSmart.....these are the workers not on snap, medicaid,they can afford to send their kids to college, and more than likely have pensions, and a healthcare plan.

Posted 904 days ago.
 
 
 
 

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