Democrats & Unions & Corruption

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    Just an old story of American life that I guess we just accept as the way it is.

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    We spent a fortune to elect Barack Obama - $60.7 million to be exact - and we're proud of it," Service Employees International Union (SEIU) President Andrew Stern proclaimed last year. Now he and other labor leaders want a full return on their investment. "A full return," more than anything else, means getting Congress, the executive branch and the courts to transform labor law and policy into vehicles for a massive expansion of union membership and bargaining power. That goal surely would have been realized were it not for dogged and principled opposition. The 2008 presidential and congressional elections provided a rare opportunity for organized labor to lead a coalition for a radical economic and political shift. The Treasury Department's strong-arming of General Motors and Chrysler into allowing the United Auto Workers to own a sizable stake in each company testifies to the power of organized labor with close friends in the White House.

    Top Ten Union Corruption Stories of the Year | National Legal and Policy Center
     
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    OOH, so scary, people might band together to improve their work conditions and pay.

    They should just go individually to their employer and ask for a raise. And when the employer says you're fired they can just go die.

    The pefect right wing world!
     
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    Those darned corrupted unions are even obstructing the construction of a religious building in NYC.
     
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    I'll put you in the accept column, then, it's not a problem because it's Political...:lol:
     
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    unions are very destructive.
     
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    obstructing or just waiting for bribes..
     
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    They're not. This is a myth.

    The Building Trades Unions are all in favor of the mosque.
     
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    Yes, unions are corrupt.

    If you put more than 10 people in a room together, they'll end up being corrupt.

    Unions are no more corrupt than management though - and if corporations are going to spend billions of dollars to lobby congress, why shouldn't labor do the same thing?
     
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    All unions are evil and corrupt The only reason they do anything is to line their own pockets.

    great post lumpy
     
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    In the beginning that's what unions stood for, fair pay and better working conditions, but like many organizations they became too powerful and corrupt. Today they exist only for the guys at the top to line their own pockets. While they were successful in their initial efforts and we can give them credit for the 40 hour work week and most of our OSHA laws, they were also overly destructive, running many American industries into extinction.

    I've never known anybody who's been fired for asking for a raise and then have gone and died. Your hyperbole really doesn't make any point.
     

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