What do those union dues get you?

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  1. VaYank5150
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    Well.

    If you work for GM or Chrysler it gets you a car company.
     
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    It gets you a 10 cent raise per hour once you have paid your first $300 dues.
    And that is not made up. That is a union for a local mach9ine shop. You MUST join the union after 90 days and during that 90 days they deduct 1/12 of your annual dues from your weekly paycheck. After complete, you get a 10 cents raise which amounts to about $200 for the year.
    So 300 gets you 200 back. Sounds like a plan.
     
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    If you work for a company that invested in them as part of your pension, it gets you a pile of shit.
     
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    and i bet the unions had a cow when the Supremes ruled that corporations could make contributions.. hypocrisy is endless. Priceless too.. :lol::lol:
     
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    yep, fraid so.. obie wan stole your pension money and gave it to the unions.. ain't that loveable?
     
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    Let's make a distinction between unions in the private sector and the public employee versions. The latter get the legislative branches to act as their negotiating team to enact and protect goldplated compensation, benefits, and pension plans - at taxpayer expense. (Although with the Casey pension reform bill, the private sector unions are going to get this as well).
     
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    You get to contribute to the political campaign coffers of politician you may not agree with politically .
     
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    Another day older and deeper in debt....
     

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