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15 minutes ago.
by Stillhere
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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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Stillhere

?CNN exit polls showed that 38 percent of union members voted for President Bush in the 2004 election, but more than 95 percent of union funds went to support Democratic presidential candidate Sen. John Kerry.

Posted 11 hours ago.

Stillhere

69 percent of private and government union employees believe union officials need to stop spending union dues on partisan politics and invest it in creating more jobs, as well as focus on the membership, not the elections. (The Word Doctors | October 26-28, 2010)

Posted 11 hours ago.

Stillhere

89 percent of private and government union employees agree that union workers should have the right to know how their dues money is being spent and believe the Department of Labor should disclose union spending on the Internet to ensure accountability. (The Word Doctors | October 26-28, 2010)

Posted 11 hours ago.

Stillhere

Hey FLUFFY that's a MAJORITY right?

Posted 11 hours ago.

Stillhere

Seems I am not alone 66 percent of government and private union employees say it is unreasonable that union leaders across America can spend their dues on politics without getting their approval. (The Word Doctors | October 26-28, 2010)

Posted 11 hours ago.

absolem

Good Morning Stillhere. i don't see a problem with letting members designate where their political donations are directed. i agree with OWO, that it would be couter-productive to donate to those that would be against the Unions interests. with that said, it seems to be a common problem with organizations that seem to unite for one cause or another, that dissention and differing of opinions prevent the solidarity that the Unions seemt o wish to project. heck, we see it from smalll organizations to large organizations. thats how alot of splinter groups are formed. when i donate to the United Way, i take great pride in being able to select, or appear to select, where my donation will be directed. the extra work for the unions accounting team should be well worth allowing the members the freedom to choose where their hard earned...and negotiated..monies go.

Posted 11 hours ago.

Stillhere

Good Morning Absolem,, do you agree that letting Union members control their political contributions is a good idea?

Posted 12 hours ago.

absolem

OWO...there is nothing wrong with having self-interest. it's actually what drives most of us to get off our bottoms and provide for ourselves and our families. the problem that some union members have is trying to achieve that goal at any cost. professional trade groups have my respect...it is the despicable actions, especially in recent years, that have sullied whatever "good" name unions have tried to brand themselves with.

Posted 12 hours ago.

Stillhere

Once again Fluffy McPantload resorts to his canned answer and tries to make the question fit his answer. Read a little more wont ya?

Posted 13 hours ago.

Ohwiseone

Tell us ole whiny pus$ , If you hate unions so very much , why did you go to work at a union shop ? And why cant the tiredbrain troll understand the fact that if republinutz had tried to support unions in their effort for equality that they might enjoy the support of labor !

Posted 23 hours ago.

Ohwiseone

No abby , its the self centered me, me, me thats sad !The inability to work for the common good ! Like I said , you know what your getting into and all you gotta do if you dont like it is JUST DONT WORK THERE IF YOU HATE UNIONS SO MUCH !

Posted 23 hours ago.

Ohwiseone

And you can keep on trying to deflect with the Keystone pipeline but you still JUST CANT ANSWER THE QUESTIONS NOW CAN YOU TROLL !!!!!

Posted 1 day ago.

Ohwiseone

You make a choice , work union and accept what the majority decides or you be a coward and bi tch and whine all the while accepting the benefits and better wages that your union earned for you, all the while hating unions and your union brothers , or the easiest thing yet , JUST DONT WORK THERE !

Posted 1 day ago.

Ohwiseone

Try to deflect away from the point all you want it will still be there ! I think all "reasonable people" would agree that for unions to support a party that wants to rid this country of unions would still be illogical and foolish !

Posted 1 day ago.

Stillhere

Who is holding up the Keystone pipeline>? Who destroyed the United Mine workers>? same answer

Posted 1 day ago.

Stillhere

Who signed NAFTA? Who supported slavery? Who supported segregation and Jim Crow laws? Who intered thousands of American in camps? twert the Republicans

Posted 1 day ago.

Stillhere

Fluffy, why avoid the question, HOW did the Democratic party support the UMW? Hmmmmm? They returned the favor by taking their jobs

Posted 1 day ago.

Stillhere

EXACTLY ABSOLEM

Posted 1 day ago.

absolem

So self-interest is o.k. for unions but no one else....tsk..tsk.

Posted 1 day ago.

Ohwiseone

Try to deflect away from the point all you want it will still be there ! I think all "reasonable people" would agree that for unions to support a party that wants to rid this country of unions would be illogical and foolish !

Posted 1 day ago.
 
 
 
 

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