Union Fines Members $250 for Not Attending Brown/Warren Debate

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    The Weekly Standard title says the union was fining members for not supporting Warren, but I don't hear anything about that in the video, just the guy saying they get fined for not attending the debate. Regardless, it's appalling, but sadly not surprising given the unions' reputations for thuggish tactics to bring people in line. I'm curious how they can legally get away with doing this.

    https://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/are-unions-fining-members-who-dont-support-warren_654203.html
     
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    i notice crickets are in here.
     
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    When the union hands you your opinion, don't go thinking you have the right to your own.

    Right, USMB lefties?
     
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    I'm sorry, but I don't trust gotcha videos. Got anything more trustworthy?
     
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    funny, neither boston paper reported this.

    it must be that evil msm conspiracy at work.
     
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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8wobKH-kCk]Unions Fine Members Who Don't Show Support for Elizabeth Warren - YouTube[/ame]


    The cameraman asks the union member if he was at an earlier debate between Warren and her Republican opponent, Senator Scott Brown.

    "Uh-huh," the union member says, nodding.

    "Did you guys get fined if you weren't there?" the cameraman asks.

    "Yeah," the union member replies.

    "How much did you get fined?" the cameraman asks.

    "A hundred and fifty," the man says, although he later adds, "It's two-fifty if you don't go."
     
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    Threads Merged.
     
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    More trustworthy than the man's own words?
     
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    There are few things less trustworthy than the "words" of anonymous people on the internet and video of quotes out of context.

    If I showed you a video of a guy wearing a tea party t-shirt claiming that Dick Armey mailed him a check to come to a rally, would you believe it?
     
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    I believe it completely...yesterday, four different people called into a radio show about it. All were union members. Three had been ordered to show up or pay...the fourth was actually trying to DEFEND it.
     

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