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121 days ago.
by BobBarker
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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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BeRight

A school district is attempting to force teachers to pay union dues for the next 10 years, despite being located in Michigan, which is now a right-to-work state that specifically prohibits mandatory unionization.

Michigan became the 24th right-to-work state in December. But the law doesn’t take effect until March 28 — giving unions time to grandfather in their contracts if they can get them approved before the deadline. As part of this effort, the Taylor School District approved an entirely separate “union security agreement” that will force teachers to keep paying the union until 2023. But three Taylor teachers who want to leave the union said enough is enough. “I believe it is unfair of the union to have a security clause that requires me to be a member for 10 years,” said Rebecca Metz, a Taylor teacher.

A lawyer representing the three teachers framed the issue as a clear case of a union and a school district attempting to thwart the will of the legislature.

Posted 503 days ago.

BeRight

The facts are plain and simple, under the current federal law no worker can be forced to join a union or pay dues for political purposes: Why is it that the Unions want to eliminate secret ballots when workers vote to be unionized?

Posted 503 days ago.

Tiredofit

You have really bought into this rep vs dem thing. Did I ever say that the republicans were virtuous or even my party of choice? No. But you make up your own realities in you little brain to justify your BS. You claim that I was never in a union. That's a lie but you don't care, if you think it advances your argument you will lie about something you know nothing of. You will not ever look at and question your own assumptions out of fear I supppse. You meet every criticism with " you eighties blah blah". Not exactly reasoned defense. But you do support socialist agendas or at least on this forum. I have no idea what you really believe and I am starting to think you don't either

Posted 506 days ago.

Tiredofit

No one hates unions for the needed work they performed in the PAST. We hate unions for becoming partisan socialists that are shills for the DNC. We hate the thug nature of the organizations and the fact they have no place in goverment.

Posted 506 days ago.

Knowsbest

And you still havent told us all about the benefits I'm receiving !!!!LIAR thy name is wrongriki !

Posted 509 days ago.

Knowsbest

In case you cant understand it, VOLUNTARY means you dont have to do it!!!

Posted 509 days ago.

Knowsbest

Deflect ,deny , mis-lead and lie , thats exactly what wrongriki is doing now ! Please back up your claim (lie) that I'm receiving benefits from the union !Please let us all in on it !

Posted 509 days ago.

Knowsbest

be so anti -freedom and anti-living wage is just nutty !For the life of me I cant fathom how the righties here can harbor such hate against a organization that has benefited almost all working americans ! Through the efforts of unions there are things like child labor laws, 40 hr work week, insurance, sick pay, increased safety,vacations , and the list goes on and on ! Why cant these weak-minded brain-washed "people" understand that without union struggles we would all still be working 80hr weeks ,6 days a week for nearly nothing ! Thats not democracy thats still slavery !

Posted 509 days ago.

Knowsbest

Wow , what a line of crap !! So I suppose this is your new "go to" website ! Well thats their opinion as idiotic as it is !Unions are still the line in the sand for the safety of workers ! And unions assure workers rights and keep businesses from taking advantage of workers ! I think the history of unions tells the true story ! Things like the 40 hr work week , child labor laws , paid vacations , sick days , and the list goes on and on ! You may not be union but you can thank unions for what benefits you get !When poor wrongriki cant find a VALID arguement this is the garbage you have to deal with !

Posted 509 days ago.

Tiredofit

Thats kind of you to offer

Posted 512 days ago.

Tiredofit

Baby steps.

Posted 512 days ago.

Tiredofit

well at least you grudgingly admit its a republic. Baby steps.

Posted 512 days ago.

Tiredofit

DO you get it now or shall I use CRAYONS

Posted 512 days ago.

Tiredofit

Republic:

Authority is derived through the election by the people of public officials best fitted to represent them.

Attitude toward property is respect for laws and individual rights, and a sensible economic procedure.

Attitude toward law is the administration of justice in accord with fixed principles and established evidence, with a strict regard to consequences.

A greater number of citizens and extent of territory may be brought within its compass.

Avoids the dangerous extreme of either tyranny or mobocracy. Results in statesmanship, liberty, reason, justice, contentment, and progress.

Is the "standard form" of government throughout the world.

A republic is a form of government under a constitution which provides for the election of:

Posted 512 days ago.

Tiredofit

Democracy:

A government of the masses.

Authority derived through mass meeting or any other form of "direct" expression.

Results in mobocracy.

Attitude toward property is comunistic-negating property rights.

Attitude toward law is that the will of the majority shall regulate. whether it be based upon deliberation or governed by passion, prejudice, and impulse, without restraint or regard to consequences.

Results in demagogism license, agitation, discontent, anarchy.

Democracy is the "direct" rule of the people and has been repeatedly tried without success.

Posted 512 days ago.

Tiredofit

How many times must you be told Munster, we DONT LIVE IN A DEMOCRACY. Good Lord are you so dim as to not understand that. Its a REPRESENATIVE REPUBLIC

Posted 512 days ago.

scrappile

rikI: Your boss at the strip club called, he wants all of those missing pasties back....

Posted 518 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 518 days ago.

Knowsbest

When ever a person makes a CHOICE to either A: work at a union shop or B: work at a non-union shop they are making their own personal CHOICE !!!When you say they have no choice your LYING !! ~~~Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. Albert Einstein~~~NO#1 theres nobody holding a gun to anyones head forceing them to ratify a union ! Thats more of your right-wing garbage that is propagated in order to sway you weak-minded types !NO#2 Just in case you havent noticed we live in a free democracy that as one of its bases is the right of the majority !You do know what a majority is dont you ?

Posted 519 days ago.

Knowsbest

And I'm still alot brighter than you ! Must really su ck to be you !

Posted 520 days ago.
 
 
 
 

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