Why the GOP Really Hates Unions

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    By Art Levine, Huffington Post
    Posted on February 23, 2009, Printed on February 24, 2009
    Why the GOP Really Hates Unions | | AlterNet

    The Hoover-like GOP has been working overtime to oppose President Obama's stimulus package while hoping he fails. Meanwhile, a report released yesterday by the Center for American Progress Action Fund essentially underscores the real reasons Republicans and the business community have taken another equally short-sighted economic stance: fighting workers' right to organize. As Unions Are Good For the American Economy points out with irrefutable statistics, unionization raises wages and boosts the economy because it puts more money in the pockets of American workers.

    (The report itself, of course, doesn't directly accuse the GOP and corporate interests of opposing economic growth and recovery, but reading its measured analysis of the economic benefit of unions leads to the inescapable conclusion that anti-union business leaders have a misguided zeal for low wages at all cost -- regardless of the impact on their own workers, their firms' productivity, their own long-term profits or the broader economy.)

    full story here; Why the GOP Really Hates Unions | Corporate Accountability and WorkPlace | AlterNet
     
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    They dont trust the workers to be fair to the Corporations.

    They do however trust the corporations to be fair to the worker.

    Now either they think workers are too stupid or they think the corporations are inherently more moral than people.

    Why anyone buys that line I will never know.
     
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    where the hell do you dig up this shit Truth.....you are ANYTHING but truthful....you should really try changing your name to maybe.....BULLSHITmatters....
     
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    Why would unions oppose a secret ballot for workers to organize or not organize.....???
    Why do they feel they must confront and intimidate a worker face to face with a open vote???

    THATS what the GOP is opposed to ...... nothing more?

    And the rest is strawman type bullshit lies from the left ..... as usual..
     
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    Because the GOP is traditionally opposed to entities that have become socialistic thugs?

    Unions now aren't the Unions of say, 80 years ago.

    Everything I hear from the left in support of Unions, is always some anti-capitalist or anti-business shit pissed out their ass.

    Tell what is the point of a Union these days with minimum wage, right-to-work laws, and a slew of other gov't regulations imposed on business?

    What, you want to work somewhere, but it's not to your liking, well, it's not your business!

    I just want to kick a puppy every time I deal with the increasing number of leftist morons out there.
     
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    Why does the right not like unions?

    Unions are workers joining together to protect themselves. How can you hate that?

    Your stance trusts the corporations over the unions to do the right thing.

    It is just as I put it above.
     
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    Of course the Right hate unions. The only collectivism the Right allows are the assemblies of individuals known as corporations. They can gather for the purpose of advancing their own interests as individuals using the legal entity of a corporation. But dare a worker gather with others to advance their own interests then suddenly they're evil. :lol:

    It's simple hypocrisy, but it sucks in many people - witness the shit being posted in this thread :lol:
     
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    WTF?

    No, workers banding together for their own interests is fine. Workers banding together to take over or strong-arm a corporation is not fine. For one example, GM is a case of Unions ruining a business. GM is now like a modern European welfare state, thanks to the spineless executives running the company, and the wages are too much for what they do. Going on strike to suck more money away from a company, or refusing to budge in terms of wage agreement when the company faces problems is also a case of Unions being destructive.

    Besides, if the worker was having a problem, they can go elsewheres for a job. This isn't sixteen tons of coal the country song.
     
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    Bust the heads of the fucking scabs.

    Do I make my position clear enough for you pandering quislings of the corporatocracy?
     

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