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12 days 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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Knowsbest

And since you cant accept facts into your peabrain just remember your the one who said very vehemently that you cant buy an AK-47 and you were wrong about that one ! If the majority doesnt rule here then why is Obama president ? So your answer is full-o-crap !

Posted 647 days ago.

Knowsbest

See theres your problem tiredbrain , you seem to think that the vote would be close and usually its not ! Look thats just tough ! If your not part of the majority you still have choices ! You can choose to stay at the union shop and enjoy the benefits of collective bargaining or , you can find yourself a nice non-union job ! Since 87% arent union that should'nt be a problem ! So the choice is still there !

Posted 647 days ago.

BeRight

In the time it took you to write that a union shop would have had 2 coffee breaks and filed one grievance.

Posted 647 days ago.

Knowsbest

Put an end to the rights war on working people !Lets talk about your lack of brotherly love !!! Its not very loving to lie and mis-lead folks ! Especially when you say people have no choice when a person chooses either to work at A: a union shop or B: a non-union shop !! Now just how is it that thats not making a choice ??

Posted 647 days ago.

BeRight

Why is joining a union part of a job responsibility? Joining a union and performing a job don’t seem to go together. Have a job being held hostage by a union never made sense to me.

Posted 661 days ago.

BeRight

why a person who is anti-union would seek a job at a union -shop: maybe that person has a wife and children and needs a job. If that person is qualified for the job and can do the work in question, why does he have to join the union to get that job

Posted 661 days ago.

BeRight

why a person who is anti-union would seek a job at a union -shop: maybe that person has a wife and children and needs a job. If that person is qualified for the job and od the work in question, why does he have to join the union to get that job?

Posted 661 days ago.

luvthesouth

munster...have a great evening. i have an early morning tomorrow and i will check for your response then.

Posted 662 days ago.

luvthesouth

own employment terms regardless of a union-shop or not. whether you like it or not...you have placed an undue burden on the job seekers ability to gain employment without your union strings attached.

Posted 662 days ago.

luvthesouth

ok, lets talk about choice for a moment. as i have stated before i am not fond of any corporations entering into labor agreements for many reasons. i hold them to blame for allowing it. just like i am not fond of employers hiring through labor search firms or temporary agencies. while they serve a purpose by acting as a substitute human resource office, they also become a pay-to-work scheme. i do not feel that anyone should have to pay to work much less join an organization that is tied politically just to gain employment. what occurred during the unionization process has limited ones ablity to gain employment unhindered. the union and the company are limiting the job choice by requiring something other than job qualifications. suppose all of the employees got together and required joining the local moose lodge, vfw hall or even a religous institution to gain a position. you would not approve of that...now would you? personally i think anyone should have the right to negotiate their o

Posted 662 days ago.

luvthesouth

munster...no deflection my friend. just countering your slam against republicans by using the priceless and quotable example set by your poster-girl Hillary. you are proud of her...right?

Posted 662 days ago.

luvthesouth

munster, i take exception to your statement. i think hillary has pefected your claim as evidenced by her Benghazi testimony. remember that after the denial, dflection and lies...it doesn't matter who has died. telling truth no longer is important in your venerable democrats eye.

Posted 662 days ago.

luvthesouth

BeRight, the union leaders sound a bit like republicans...there may be hope for them yet!

Posted 662 days ago.

BeRight

It is the irony of the article that make it interesting, you know, the part about Union Leaders complaining that union members are taking advantage of work rules causing hardship on other union members.

Posted 662 days ago.

BeRight

It is the union leaders complaining that their members are taking advantage of the rules. I am not specualting. That what the story said, not me.

Posted 662 days ago.

BeRight

and one that the tax payer doesn't pay for.

Posted 663 days ago.

BeRight

A person who can't do their job for six years needs a different job.

Posted 663 days ago.

BeRight

The Fire Union are the ones voicing the complaint. Another quote from the article: Fire administration and union heads have pleaded with the Department of Public Safety to amend the policy, arguing that the current system leaves the Division of Fire short-handed, lowers morale and violates a promise to serve the public.

A union member will always find away to abuse a benefit. The policy limits “light duty” to 90 days but some are on as long as a year. Battalion Chief Yolanda Arnold, 57, has been on light duty for six years. She initially was placed on light duty for anxiety in 2006. Six years of her annual salary — now at $109,000 — and the additional overtime and pay to have other supervisors cover her regular position add up to at least $1 million. Those are tax dollars.

Posted 663 days ago.

BeRight

Some Columbus Union firefighters have taken advantage of a loophole that allows them to sit behind a desk for years while recovering from an injury and still earn full pay.

Posted 663 days ago.

moderation

"The Pitfalls of the Weakminded" by Manuel Le Bro. Published by The Blind Pig Press.

Posted 677 days ago.
 
 
 
 

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