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119 days ago.
by asknot
BobDahler
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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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Tiredofit

Let me a give you an example dear sir. When I was a Steward in the IAM, our leadership told us we should vote for Mr CLinton despite the fact he was pushing for the NAFTA treaty and extension. We felt we were voting against our own best interest but the International was in the pocket of the DNC.

Posted 544 days ago.

Tiredofit

Now you seem to imply there would be some sort of violent reaction to anyone who came to a union hall and spoke ill of the union. So why would one of the the 142 tell you the truth if they were indeed not quite happy????

Posted 544 days ago.

Tiredofit

Munster you seem to project quite a bit. So out of the 142 of your local, no one will say they are unhappy. SO it is very logical that it MUST be true for the entire, albeit shrinking, union membership. That is quite the leap in logic ole boy.

Posted 544 days ago.

Tiredofit

I will say it again Munster, you can deflect all you want by accusing me spouting something from a website, but read what i wrote and reply to it. You are the one tossing around talking points.

Posted 544 days ago.

Tiredofit

Wow Munster thanks for the NON response. 99.9% just where did that statistic come from or did you just make it up?

Posted 544 days ago.

luvthesouth

waiting*

Posted 544 days ago.

luvthesouth

Tiredofit, good evening. interesting response you posted to munster. i have a bowl of popcorn sitting here wating to enjoy upon his reply.

Posted 544 days ago.

Tiredofit

I also resent folks like YOU that think you OWN the work. Competition and free enterprise make this country run, not exclusion. If you are so dang good, people will gladly pay your rate, if not, you are a drag on society.

Posted 544 days ago.

Tiredofit

So Dear MUNSTER, before you start thinking we are knuckle draggin mouth breathers that have no idea what a Union shop is all about, think again. I know TOO well what they are about. I have NO issue what so ever with the rank and file of a Union. My experience tells me they are hard working folks just trying to pay the bills just like me. I do however, resent the heck out of the left wing power bosses that run the Unions on the back of the very people they claim to represent.

Posted 544 days ago.

Tiredofit

Anyone from WV knows the value of Unions in the past. A small bit of study of the coal mines would lead even the ardent anti union person to conclude that they were indeed needed. However, those gains have been written into LAW. I thank the Unions for that. However, since consolidation, the AFL=CIO has become political as*****and very socialist. WE DONT need that written into law.

Posted 544 days ago.

Tiredofit

Munster, you seem to be ignorant of others experience so let me enlighten you. I have been in a union and have served as a steward in said union. I have experience in that environment. I currently work with union folks every single day. We have a good relationship. In many cases we are close friends. They tell me all the time they do NOT agree with the way the dues money is spent for political action. If unions are such a great idea in this modern time, why is GM broke and Toyota doing just fine. Toyota pays well with great benefits despite being non union.

Posted 544 days ago.

luvthesouth

Munster, why would you dare someone to come to a union hall? what would they have to fear? is that just indicative of the mentality of union members? brute force without logic? it seems from past experience, the mob mentality has become a trait associated with your union brothers and sisters. you may wish to represent your union ideals better than just issuing a veiled threat, but that does appeal to one's basic instinct's. quite possibly you have insinuated a great reason for the populace to keep and bear firearms. your thuggery may spread.

Posted 544 days ago.

BeRight

Munster: Union hall? what about applying for a job on the line at GM?

Posted 544 days ago.

Tiredofit

If you hire a kid to mow your yard he doesnt OWN your property. union membership at an all time low, go figure.

Posted 545 days ago.

Tiredofit

Munster that is the problem, you DONT OWN THE JOBS the business owner does. Unions, such a great idea, that you have to be FORCED into it.

Posted 545 days ago.

moderation

Things are slow at the pns forums site, eh?

Posted 546 days ago.

Tiredofit

Whats the matter pro choice socialists?? Can we NOT chose to be in a union or not?? Why must you force your choices on the rest of us>?

Posted 547 days ago.

Tiredofit

Unions, an idea so good they have to force you into one.

Posted 547 days ago.
 
 
 
 

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