How would Dems like it;

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    If Unions were for the Repubs instead of Dems?
    How would Dems like being in a union that forced you to join in order to have that job and then force you to pay dues that went for Repubs?
    The WI bill gives the rights back to the union worker by having the right not to pay your dues if you don't agree with what your union is doing for you.
     
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    i don't know... do you think Scalia and his buddies would have ruled like he did on citizens united if multinational corporations gave money to dems?
     
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    Well it's another example to me that we have to get rid of lobbyists money period.
     
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    Unions often support Republican candidates.

    Please learn some history.
     
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    The majority are for Dems
     
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    Its not about the Republicans or the Dems....it is about the workers

    If the workers decide they need to collectively bargain to protect themselves, they should have the right.
     
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    That's correct :thup:.

    And to answer your question, Peach, I'll be honest. I wouldn't like it, just like you probably don't like that they're primarily for Dems.

    But there's a reason they're primarily for Dems. Unions represent their constituents, who are by definition, someone's underlings. They would have no reason to support the Republican party because the Republican party does not advocate for workers; they advocate for the wealthy and corporations.
     
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    That's it in a nutshell. Gov. Walker is trying to give people "choices" which I guess is something else the dems have been lying about.. I thought they believed in "choices" see? you cannot trust a democrat. Anyway,, that's what is going to happen Wisconsin will become a right to work state.
     
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    These workers who opt-out of the union, do they by default opt out of the the benefits the union has achieved for them over the years? Do they agree to work for less money, give up health benefits, pay for their own safety equipment, work seven days per week etc...

    Or do they just collect all the benefits unions provide without paying any of the associated costs, aka freeriders?
     
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