Union Printing
Unionman

United States

#22 May 10, 2012
norman margulies

United States

#23 May 12, 2012
Did you have an employment contract?
Unionman

Bronx, NY

#24 May 13, 2012
Fox News and Fox Business correspondent John Stossel has been visiting union offices claiming he's interested in filming their "beautiful buildings." Yeah, right. A word to the wise John Stossel: The James O'Keefe sting only has a chance of working if they don't know what you're up to. You're a Fox News reporter. It's kind of obvious you're up to no good the instant you come within 10 feet of a union office. The only real question is whether Stossel is actually focusing on union buildings, presumably trying to portray them as unduly lavish, or if he was looking for something else ostensibly incriminating.

In response, the AFL-CIO is mockingly highlighting some of the beauties of its building:
cubicle, trash can, and meeting room at the AFL-CIO

If Stossel's focus really was on the building itself, there is one thing he might try to highlight at the AFL-CIO: In the building's lobby and a room right off the lobby, there are two large and very beautiful mosaics showing scenes of work and family. Completed in 1956 and 1973, they are stunning, and if they set the tone for the rest of the building, it would indeed be a showplace.

They don't set the tone for the rest of the building. I actually worked in the AFL-CIO building at my previous job with Working America, and the pictures above are an accurate representation of the work spaces there: basic gray office-building carpet, cubicles and fairly spartan meeting rooms through the core of the building, with small offices along the outer walls. Hallways tend to feature framed posters or photos from past labor struggles. There's a small cafeteria at which employees can buy basic sandwiches, soups and salads. A utilitarian urban office building with some added union flavoring, in other words.

It's unlikely that Stossel got any footage beyond the lobbies of the AFL-CIO and whichever other unions he visited, and the staffers denying him entry to the rest of the building. This is apparently the kind of story Fox reporters are trying to break these days?
Unionman

Bronx, NY

#25 May 14, 2012
Printing and Publishing Pay Scales

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Julie S

Bronx, NY

#26 Jul 3, 2012
People need to remember that Unions were formed out of necessity - not greed.

Since: Apr 12

Portland, OR

#27 Jul 12, 2012
Absolutely true. Unfortunately for many, the unions are becoming nearly as greedy as the corporations they were initially designed to protect. Seems like the cycle of greed never stops.
Unionman

Bronx, NY

#28 Jul 30, 2012
Romney and Bain = Absolute Greed!

Since: Apr 12

Portland, OR

#29 Jul 30, 2012
I would have to agree. Without going on too much of a political rant.
Reality Check

Bronx, NY

#30 Aug 15, 2012
Costco is a Leader in Corporate Social Responsibility - You see name tags reading "since 2002," "1999" & "1995". Those working the floor can make mid-$40,000 range & over 80% have competitively priced health insurance plans, resulting in more productive, satisfied workers & low turnover. Compare there union benefits with those of the other non-union places to shop and you will see how well a union does.

Since: Sep 12

San Diego, CA

#31 Sep 20, 2012
I feel like the best solution here, as with a lot of the problems out there, lies somewhere in the middle. Obviously unions help people get better jobs at higher wages and that is very important for maintaining workplace safety and making sure wages are decent. However, unions can become overbearing and power hungry. While this is good for the workers the companies suffer this then leads to less jobs, which leaves higher unemployment. What is best, I think, is for both systems to be in place to some extent. Unions to protect, but not go on the offensive. This allows both parties to be protected from potential pitfalls and thus thrive.

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Chuck

Bronx, NY

#32 Sep 27, 2012
No Unions = No Middle Class

Once Regan busted the Air Controllers unions fell like dominoes.

Since: Sep 12

San Diego, CA

#33 Oct 2, 2012
That is not necessarily true. Unions help to protect the lower class more than the middle class for the most part.

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Jayar

Bronx, NY

#34 Oct 28, 2012
Jayar

Bronx, NY

#35 Oct 28, 2012
While US labor law protects the legal right of workers to form unions, employers regularly block that right. More than half of US workers—nearly 60 million—say they would join a union if they could. Employees who seek to organize face many challenges, often being subjected to harassment and unfair workplace threats and intimidation from employers.

http://longislandfed.org/
Union Man

Bronx, NY

#36 Nov 5, 2012
Mitt Romney wasn’t trying to destroy the auto industry, though he was risking just that. He was trying to destroy the auto workers’ union.
Union Man

United States

#37 Nov 18, 2012
The consensus on here is that unions are bad and greedy and evil.

I spent about 3 years studying the history of unions in America from their earliest days and I have first-hand experience in dealing with them. Unions are basically people who have no power deciding that they want a fair shake and standing up together to create that power and that opportunity that would never otherwise be available.

It's that simple. It gives a voice and options to those who would otherwise have neither.

Is there corruption in unions?

Is there corruption in government? Big business? Banks? Churches?

Would the world be better off if we eliminated all of those because of isolated pockets of corruption or issues?

Also ironic that a lot of people agree that Fox News has woven a false narrative about Obama being a Muslim, a socialist, a Kenyan, etc, etc, etc. but they still buy into the same narrative woven by the same media about unions even though they have little to no true knowledge or experience with them.

I will say this and leave it: Without unions, America has zero chance of ever being the nation of opportunity and equality. ZERO. That's the truth and as long as the wealthy and corporations can keep you fine folks believing that unions are unnecessary and outdated, the longer they make shit tons of money that the workers are earning but not getting.
Union Man

Bronx, NY

#38 Nov 18, 2012
Union Man

United States

#39 Nov 26, 2012
Whenever you see some business person quoted complaining about how he or she can’t find workers with the necessary skills, ask what wage they’re offering.
Union Man

United States

#40 Nov 26, 2012
Entry level is just code word for low pay.
Union Man

Bronx, NY

#41 Dec 8, 2012
How do you get record high corporate profits and record low wages? Easy. Bust unions.

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