(1947-52, 1959-60) Ronald Reagan US president who was president of a "labor union".

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    Yet conservatives may be shocked to learn that their idol Reagan was once a union boss himself. Reagan was the only president in American history to have belonged to a union, the AFL-CIO affiliated Screen Actors Guild. And he even served six terms as president of the organized labor group. Additionally, Reagan was a staunch advocate for the collective bargaining rights of one of the world’s most famous and most influential trade unions, Poland’s Solidarity movement.

    FLASHBACK: Ronald Reagan Called Union Membership 'One Of The Most Elemental Human Rights'

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=orwN4WKhriw]Reagan Says Being In A Union Is A Basic Right - YouTube[/ame]

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    Ronald Reagan was against an "illegal strike", but not against the right to bargain.

    Laurence O'Donnell asked Willard supporter "Tim Pawlenty" why Romney would make a great president. Pawlenty said because he's a great businessman. Laurence said, "Name a president who had been a great businessman". Pawlenty was more stunned than Bush being told about the WTC. Then he blurted the one answer ALL Republicans cling to. "Ronald Reagan". Then both Laurence and Tim burst out laughing. Which lasted until Larry told Tim Reagan was the president of a labor union. Oops.
     
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    Saw that, but cons will come up with reasons why it was OK for Reagan.
     
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    RDean- I know you were dropped on your head daily growing up, and are still brain damaged, but let me explain the conservative position on UNIONS one more time.

    Conservatives are not anti-union for private sector workers. We are PRO-CHOICE in that area.
    We are against PUBLIC sector unions. That is the same position that FDR held, along with George Meany, and many others from the union movement. Meany said: “It is impossible to bargain collectively with the government.”
    F.D.R. Warned Us About Public Sector Unions - Room for Debate - NYTimes.com

    R-dean, please, please get help for your brain problem. It's sad watching you come here and make a total ass of yourself day after day....
     
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    I know. Can't wait.
     
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    Those who hate unions are simply anti middle class. There is such a correlation. Class warfare is alive and well and is only getting started. As a business owner of 23 years I am so against those businesses out there who pay low wages to keep an increasing profit. Sometimes you take stagnancy as a way to retain your good workers. In the end you are rewarded tenfold. But there are those who believe in paying the lowest wage according to market to increase profits. Thats a scary and unethical way of doing business.
     
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    Yea, because Republicans have been so supportive of the auto unions.

    So STFU you damned dirty shitstain.
     
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    Reagan sure whacked about 11,000 air traffic controllers in 1981.
     
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    Reagan was a Democrat, a union president and an actor. Not a good actor but a half-ass actor nonetheless. In other words, a faker. A pretender. But he got over like Lawrence Olivier on right-wingers, some of whom literally worship his memory.

    Ronald Reagan was the man from General Electric. He was a corporate puppet and he commenced the destruction of the union movement and the ruin of the American middle class. But they still worship his memory.
     
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    He doesn't realize that Bill Maher and Jon Stewart are comedians, and their shows should only be considered entertainment.
     
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