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14 days ago.
by Ohwiseone
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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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Posted 472 days ago.

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Right to work= There will be no rights, and ****, sure there will be no work, there has been a net job loss since Clinton was potus, if you believe right towork lowers uneloyment, ask an Okie....

Posted 477 days ago.

scrappile

Right-to-work legislation is now being pushed by right wing, pro-corporate legislators nationally in order to break the power of unions, which now only represent 9 percent of workers in private industry in the U.S. Right-to-work would bar unions from collecting dues from all represented workers, while still requiring unions to represent all workers. It would reverse previous union elections won by unions in which the entire unit had elected to be represented by unions, breaking the unity needed by labor to have any power.

Posted 478 days ago.

scrappile

Starvation is not a choice, children living in lower standards is not a choice, politicos kneeling at the logos of big corporations is their choice, not mine, kissin koch bros. behind is not a choice, going on a free ride is your choice, collective bargaining is a voice, not a choice. right to work the truth

Posted 484 days ago.

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EPI a liberal think tank, so what whose money is pushing the decline of living standards, increase of poverty, reliance on social programs, decrease in quality of education, removal of health insurance, red state inequity in tax dollars collected and spent, subsidizing wages through federal govt. , once again its david charles and riki, go on and take a free ride.

Posted 484 days ago.

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“In our glorious fight for civil rights, we must guard against being fooled by false slogans, such as ‘right to work.’ It is a law to rob us of our civil rights and job rights. Its purpose is to destroy labor unions and the freedom of collective bargaining by which unions have improved wages and working conditions of everyone…Wherever these laws have been passed, wages are lower, job opportunities are fewer and there are no civil rights. We do not intend to let them do this to us. We demand this fraud be stopped. Our weapon is our vote.” —Martin Luther King, speaking about right-to-work laws in 1961

Posted 484 days ago.

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unions and the freedom of collective bargaining by which unions have improved wages and working conditions of everyone…Wherever these laws have been passed, wages are lower, job opportunities are fewer and there are no civil rights. We do not intend to let them do this to us. We demand this fraud be stopped. Our weapon is our vote.” —Martin Luther King, speaking about right-to-work laws in 1961.

Posted 484 days ago.

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Speaking of civility, MLK believed right to work was an attack on a workers civil rights....

Posted 484 days ago.

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Posted 484 days ago.

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Was collective bargaining given or was it earned through dock workers facing down police and hired goons with billy clubs,by coal miners standing up against machine guns on Blair Mt. WV, by workers of all kinds banding together as one to earn a livible wages, and better futures for them and their children, now you nwill have free riders getting rights and better wages on the backs of others, not freeriders, brain cell one calling brain cell two, come in please.

Posted 484 days ago.

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Nearly half the states — including, most recently, Michigan and Indiana — have right-to-work laws. Supporters say they make states more attractive to employers. But the greater weight of evidence suggests that such laws help depress wages, encourage employers not to offer health and retirement benefits, deny rather than promote workers’ rights, and aggravate income inequality.

Allowing workers to become free riders who need not pay for the wages, benefits, and workplace standards that union representation brings them will discourage union membership. That will tilt the labor-management dynamic in favor of employers, and threaten to roll back the gains achieved for workers through collective bargaining. Whose right to work?

Posted 484 days ago.

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The BEST anti-poverty program= UNIONS....

Posted 484 days ago.

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Whose right to work?-the toledo blade, man this is some good reading, and you know with over12% of working Ohioans still being represented by a union, higher than the national average, the race to welfare laws might not be the answer to the 1%'s lobbying money in the hardworking Buckeye state....:-)

Posted 484 days ago.

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Ohioans voted decisively in 2011 to repeal a state law enacted that year that would have gutted the collective-bargaining rights of public employees. Last week, Republican lawmakers who evidently disdain that history proposed legislation that would make Ohio a “right to work” state.

Their toxic package deserves a prompt and permanent burial, next to the earlier union-busting measure, Senate Bill 5. Then state officials, unions, and business lobbies can consider labor-law reforms that offer a meaningful prospect of improving Ohio’s economy and creating jobs.

Posted 484 days ago.

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Ohio Machinists Donate Time & Money To Make Their 3rd. Wheelchair Ramp Union Made in the USA local 1943

Posted 485 days ago.

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By Brandon Blackwell, The Plain Dealer The Plain Dealer Email the author | Follow on Twitter on May 01, 2013 at 8:00 PM, updated May 01, 2013 at 8:01 PM View/Post Comments

The Ohio Statehouse Plain Dealer file COLUMBUS, Ohio - Just hours after two House Republicans on Wednesday unveiled a three-part strategy to make Ohio a "right to work" state, GOP leadership in the Senate killed the idea.

Senate President Keith Faber, of Celina, said in a statement Wednesday evening that the Senate's "ambitious" agenda is focused on jobs and economy, but not right to work legislation. righttoworkhurtseveryone

Posted 485 days ago.

scrappile

The post was about how some will use the word freedom, to vote against their own interests, brain cell one meet brain cell tw.... well we are talking to riki, so never the tween shall meet, unless the oligarchs allow it.

Posted 485 days ago.

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Bin-Laden was a 'freedom' fighter and the darling of the U.S. backed insurgency against the Soviet invasion, still do not think some will use the word freedom to get people to vote against their own interests, for goodness sake let 2 brain cells at least casually meet once in a while.

Posted 485 days ago.

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Posted 488 days ago.

scrappile

RTW= Race-to welfare.

Posted 488 days ago.
 
 
 
 

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