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19 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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Ohwiseone

Typical republican parrot repeating bullsh^t they hear in their right-wing brainwash funny pages !

Posted 288 days ago.

Ohwiseone

Greed is what caused these problems with all union benefits ! Ronald Reagun is the one responsible !He made it possible for Admin people to shirk their responsibilities to pensions and when they got behind they tried to make it up in the stock market and lost ! After all it wasn't their money they were losing ! Take a wider look sometime , maybe you'll learn something !

Posted 288 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 288 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 288 days ago.

Ohwiseone

Yeah , the car makers all went under the second unions were organized 50 years ago ! Just how stupid are you ?

Posted 288 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 291 days ago.

Ohwiseone

What really caused their demise is greed of the management !

Posted 375 days ago.

luvthesouth

refer to superman topic.

Posted 526 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 526 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 527 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 527 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 531 days ago.

Kendall78

Is there a little spat going on here tonight?

Posted 531 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 537 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 537 days ago.

scrappile

Eugene Debs - PBS ****pbs****/wgbh/amex/wilson/peopleevents/p_debs.html Outspoken leader of the labor movement, Eugene Debs opposed Woodrow ... Wilson and his decision to take America into war -- and be jailed for it under the

Posted 537 days ago.

scrappile

After four consecutive losing presidential campaigns, in 1916 Debs decided to run for an Indiana Congressional seat. He campaigned on a pacifist platform of American neutrality in the First World War, and was elected. Once the United States entered the war, Debs was arrested for violating the Espionage Act after making what the district attorney of Canton, Ohio called an anti-war speech in 1918. Debs in fact only mentioned the war once, but under this repressive new law, was sentenced to ten years in a federal penitentiary. Nominated for a fifth time as the Socialist Party's presidential candidate in 1920, Debs campaigned from his jail cell and garnered over a million votes. Despite repeated pleas from Debs' supporters, President Wilson refused to release Debs from prison. President Harding finally ordered him set free on Christmas Day 1921

Posted 537 days ago.

scrappile

R1KRA8 Miss. House passes bills to restrict labor unions By Jeff Amy Please expound the state of the standard of living, education opportunities, the healthcare in one of the poorest states in the union, oops, there's the U word...of course Mississippi and the powers to be are anti labor in this state....

Posted 538 days ago.

scrappile

Them grand babies will be just fine, see, their daddy works for one of the largest recycling LLCs. in the Tidewater basin, guess he's got rust in his veins also....if unions are so bad, why do Bill and Sean use them to be on your TV set, hmmm?

Posted 539 days ago.

scrappile

Maybe not....the grass growin down the middle of an old loggin trail, work 4 nuthin, to keep you in your place, free,nuthin's free, dumb ALECment....

Posted 539 days ago.
 
 
 
 

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