Poll: Unions Weaken America

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    also from the article:

    as the working class continues to crumble and workers rights continue to be taken away unions will gain popularity again.
     
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    I don't suppose the goonish behavior of union thugs and rent-a-mobs has anything at all to do with their falling into disfavor.
     
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    which unions? which thugs?
     
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    You serious??

    The history of union labor is replete with leg breaker squads, involvement with organized crime (redundant, I know), and general hooliganism.

    But then again, there's the overwhelming competence and efficiency of AFSCME and NEA/AFT to fall back upon....If that helps.
     
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    since you are so into the history of unions how did those types get introduced to the unions? could it be as a force to fight the leg breaking thugs the bosses sent to beat up the union organizers and picketers? some corporations rob the American people blind and nobody cares but an organization of American workers runs into some trouble and every union member is painted in a negative light even though the corporate types wield much more power and are much more corrupt.
     
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    I worked mainly in various consruction fields from the late 70's into the early 90's always non-union in non-union states . Then I went to San Jose , California which is heavily union . Found a non-union 6 story poured in place concrete building going up and hired on there . Had to cross a picket line every morning , union people would stand at the gate with crazy dogs , they'd throw sheet rock screws in our parking lot , I had five or six in each one of my tires . In general they acted like big babies . Hey , somebody had enough money to buy property and build a big building on it , and chose to use a non-union general contractor , what's the big deal . I suppose unions believe they should just automatically get everything handed to them , they don't believe in choice or competition . Granted there were some tough working conditions 100 years ago , but those days are long gone .
     
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    Thank you for the great post - you have a similar story to that of members of my own family. There was a time unions served a legitimate purpose in our society - but that time passed decades ago.

    The unions of more recent times are simply another extension of the era of entitlement...
     
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    scabs get treated like they deserve to be treated.
     
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    Unions, like many things, can be good under ideal conditions but easily turn cancerous
     

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