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7 hours ago.
by Ohwiseone
BobDahler
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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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scrappile

We know who the characters are behind RTW and we know their motives, What I dont understand is why wrongrikifake, wants to back billionaires, while wearing a paper hat and asking" Do you want fries with that?" dont you think those that own statehouses have enough wealth and power, apparently not, why else be a pollyanna for them.

Posted 492 days ago.

scrappile

Bill Moyers: ALEC: The Scheme to Remake America, One State ... [Sep 26, 2012] Automakers Recall Millions Of Vehicles Over ... The Scheme to Remake America, One State House at a Time ... the American Legislative Exchange Council. ( 263 Comments ) ****huffingtonpost****/bill-moyers/alec-?the-scheme-to...

Posted 493 days ago.

NasCarNut

The National Right to Work Committee and its legal arm, the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation, are longtime proponents of right to work. The group claims to be a “worker advocate,” but an examination of its press releases issued between 2003 and 2005 showed no reference to any attempt to improve benefits or working conditions for workers; and only one mention of increasing wages. Meanwhile, the organization continuously pushes reports with outdated and flawed information to advance right to work. National Right to Work refuses to disclose its donors. However, like ALEC, the group has connections to the ultra-conservative Koch brothers.

Posted 493 days ago.

NasCarNut

High-tech companies that provide good-paying, American jobs favor states where unions have a strong presence, because unions provide a high-skilled workforce and decrease turnover.

Communities lose jobs when wages are lowered by right to work. The Economic Policy Institute estimates that for every $1 million in wage cuts, the local economy sheds six jobs.

Right to work does not improve the employment rate. In fact, eight of the 12 states with the highest unemployment rates have right-to-work laws on the books.

According to a report from Ohio University, these laws actually led to a decrease in employment in certain industries.

Posted 493 days ago.

NasCarNut

Just some facts...

Workers living in right-to-work states earn about $1,500 less per year than workers in states without these laws. The wage penalty is even higher for women and workers of color.

The rate of employer-sponsored health insurance for workers in right-to-work states is 2.6 percentage points lower than in states without these restrictions.

According to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the rate of workplace deaths is 52.9 percent higher in right-to-work states.

Posted 493 days ago.

NasCarNut

Right-to-work supporters hide behind the claim that right to work protects workers who don’t want to join a union or agree with a union’s politics. But federal labor law already protects workers who don’t want to join a union or make political contributions.

Right to work’s true purpose is to hurt the ability of unions to advocate for all workers and serve as a check on corporate greed.

Posted 493 days ago.

scrappile

“The Workplace Freedom Amendment does not end unions or forbid any union contract provisions other than forced dues or fees.”

“The Workplace Freedom Amendment does not prevent unions from forming.”

“The Workplace Freedom Amendment does not prevent anyone from joining a union.” The workplace freedom amendment is backed by Koch industries, Freedom works, and others who want to supress wages and worker rights, not to mention do away with safety regulations, it has been shown numerous times in an abundance of information stating facts that RTW laws, increase poverty,have a negative impact on education, and workers are more likely to be hurt or even killed in RTW states. Keep defending the RTW amendment with a false representation of freedom...

Posted 493 days ago.

BeRight

and what the UAW did at Lordstown is wrong also.

Posted 495 days ago.

scrappile

Cooper Tire workers expose sweatshop conditions at Ohio ... The workers now fighting wage and benefit cuts at the Cooper Tire factory in Findlay, Ohio are ... Missy Mareches shows ... “I know a guy in the plant ... ****wsws****/en/articles/2011/12/coop-?d14.html -Right to screw the workforce is wrong

Posted 495 days ago.

scrappile

Lunch Pail Republicans criticize GOP-backed ‘Right to Work’ law in Indiana for failing to create jobs The staunch pro union Republicans say the right-to-work law pushes policy that slashes wages without providing jobs

Posted 497 days ago.

scrappile

“Every ounce of Republican leaders’ effort was poured into passing right-to-work before any other legislation would be touched, and it has brought no benefit whatsoever,” says David Fagan, chairman of Lunch Pail Republicans. “What is surprising is that the Commerce Secretary still has the courage to claim success based on such weak indicators as phone calls and magazine articles.”

Posted 497 days ago.

scrappile

Volkswagen's Chattanooga factory at center of labor fray ... RTW means they have the freedom and the choice to join a union. ... who benefit from union dues being ... the benefits of representation without paying ... ****knoxnews****/news/2013/apr/05/?volkswagens... Do not pay union dues but still retain union representation, I thought conservatives were against people getting a free ride....

Posted 499 days ago.

scrappile

Koch industries reporting that with the new taxes due from Obamacare they will have to enact layoofs, starting with 6 congressmen, #RightToWorkForLess.

Posted 499 days ago.

scrappile

Just four years after the worst shock to the economy since the Great Depression, U.S. corporate profits are stronger than ever. In the third quarter, corporate earnings were $1.75 trillion, up 18.6% from a year ago, according to last week'si gross domestic product report. That took after-tax profits to their greatest percentage of GDP in history.

But the record profits come at the same time that workers' wages have fallen to their lowest-ever share of GDP.Source:CNN Money PSSSST, dont think corporation give a ratsa** if workers have a voice

Posted 500 days ago.

scrappile

Aug 30, 2012 ... The decline of union membership has been a key driver of income inequality in recent decades, a new report found. The drop in unionization ... economy.money.cnn****/2012/08/30/unions-income-inequality/

Posted 500 days ago.

BeRight

Being forced to financially support political activities you do not agree with just to keep you job is also wrong.

Posted 502 days ago.

Kunectdots

Hey oneill! Have you heard about the city of Stockton, CA declaring bankruptcy while owing the California Public Employees Retirement Account approx. $900,000,000? Remember how I used to argue with you and LilyOvalley how public employees were tax revenue absorbers rather than creators?

Well, ole Buddy, Stockton will probably prove to be just the tip of the iceberg.

Posted 503 days ago.

scrappile

» CHART: High School Graduation Rates in “Right-to-Work ... ... with a clear-cut patten of low graduation rates in “Right-to-Work” states. ... Rates in “Right-to-Work” States Clearly Lower than States ... We Party ... wepartypatriots****/.../12/hs-?graduation-rates-in-rtw-states

Posted 507 days ago.

BeRight

Two of the indicted educators accused in the Atlanta Public School cheating scandal have turned themselves in to the Fulton County Jail early Tuesday morning. The 35 educators, including former superintendent Beverly Hall, must surrender on Tuesday. They all face charges of racketeering, theft by taking, influencing witnesses and making false statements. A grand jury hearing the APS case suggested a $7.5 million bond for Hall. If convicted, she faces up to 45 years in prison.

Posted 507 days ago.

scrappile

Difference between a Koch industries employee who does not back conservatives, yet the companies shareholders give campaign donations to right to work candidates, through P.O box front companies and a union members headquarters donating to fight against right to work candidates, one of them is up front about where your money is going, and the other is a front to hide where your money is going, right to work for the 1% for the betterment of the 1%, They have had a rough go of it for 30+ years. 26.7% of jobs in RTW states are low wage jobs.

Posted 508 days ago.
 
 
 
 

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