Why does the Rightwing Conservatives Hate Unions?

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    The animosity is chilling, but never the less consistent and irritating. Maybe we could actually have a discussion without the name calling, and find out exactly what is the right cons problem with Unions.

    It seems to me Unions are a role model for what Capitalism stands for. To exploit the corporation for fair living wages & benefits, in exchange for an honest days work. And to get a fair working package a negotiation takes place and a contract written explaining what each side expects from the other side (labor vs. business). Nothing is hidden.

    Capitalism allows workers to negotiate their own wage & benefits as individuals or as a collective, with the idea of extracting the maximum from the employer for each hour of work performed. The employer hires as many people as he wishes, from those that will work for him, and exploits workers for the lowest wages & benefit packages he can get for his hour of labor.

    So the Union member or private sector worker gives an honest days work, and the employer gives an honest days wages & benefits.

    So why do rightys hate Unions? They support America and prefer capitalism?
     
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    I dislike them because it often rewards the laziest employees on the backs of the hardest working with a collective group contract. If I outwork the guy next to me, I deserve more than him. In fact, I will not go on strike to save his job. If I work harder and better, my employer should reward me, not him. If a business is interested in success and being competitive, it rewards it's best workers while getting rid of it's worst workers. Common sense.

    Unions go against all of the above.
     
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    Because they do not believe in the right to assembily
     
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    Well said
     
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    Why do conservatives disfavor unions? For some of us, it's due to the appalling poor quality results of union entitlement as exemplified by your inability to use proper grammar in the thread title.
     
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    pay your own damn pensions, then you'll be fine.
     
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    Idiot.
     
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    Could you please stop telling other people what they believe. You make yourself look ridiculous.
     
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    How about the simple answer:


    No one likes thugs, bullies, criminals, gangsters, and thieves.
     
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    Can't say "they". I believe in their right to assembly. I also believe in an employers right to fire them. Unfortunately, many employers don't have that right.

    BTW, cops in unions are forbiden by law from striking. Doesn't add much to this thread, just a fact I'd like to throw in there.
     

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