What have unions done for us?

What have unions done for us?

There are 133 comments on the CNN story from Sep 4, 2012, titled What have unions done for us?. In it, CNN reports that:

Editor's note: Donna Brazile, a CNN contributor and a Democratic strategist, is vice chairwoman for voter registration and participation at the Democratic National Committee.

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Kansas City, MO

#69 Sep 9, 2012
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union yes

Erie, PA

#70 Sep 10, 2012
LMAO wrote:
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Ok, I do own! LMAO!
Here is what Unions do:
They want more, the company has to agree to fill orders, PRICE goes UP to pay for the Union's GREED, PRICE to HIGH, lost orders, or move??????????
Debate???????? YOU CAN'T!!!!!!!!!!
LMAO!
Sure you do LOL

No one as ignorant as your posts appear has the abilities to run a business.

You are one of two things, a lair or a silver spoon running daddy's business into the ground.

You opinions are unions are laughable. What you call greed is a middle class wage. How many union workers are in the upper tax brackets?

Price to high for what? Quality?
Remember when appliances were repaired instead of thrown out?
Remember when tools lasted

Union made is quality. Amsco found that out too late when all their products from Mexico had to be corrected before they could be sold far above the cost to manufacture them right the first time in Erie.

You lose.
state street stan

United States

#72 Sep 10, 2012
There are indeed some quality problems involved with Steris Mexico....steps are being taken to resolve any open issues. To say Steris production in Mexico is more costly then here in Erie is just wishful thinking & not true.
If Steris were to relocate the Mexican operation back to the United States ...it will not be for Quality reasons, the drug war & esculating violence would be the reason. There is no way it will ever be back in Erie ....so get over it.
Factoid

Erie, PA

#73 Sep 10, 2012
union yes wrote:
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Sure you do LOL
No one as ignorant as your posts appear has the abilities to run a business.
You are one of two things, a lair or a silver spoon running daddy's business into the ground.
You opinions are unions are laughable. What you call greed is a middle class wage. How many union workers are in the upper tax brackets?
Price to high for what? Quality?
Remember when appliances were repaired instead of thrown out?
Remember when tools lasted
Union made is quality. Amsco found that out too late when all their products from Mexico had to be corrected before they could be sold far above the cost to manufacture them right the first time in Erie.
You lose.
Thanks for showing us your true colors. This isn't about a fair wage , It's class envy on your part. Silver spoon? Compared to everyone in Afghanistan YOU were born with a silver spoon in your mouth. You , like all socialists, want what someone else earned. You are a typical democrat piece of garbage.
union yes

Erie, PA

#74 Sep 10, 2012
Factoid wrote:
<quoted text> Thanks for showing us your true colors. This isn't about a fair wage , It's class envy on your part. Silver spoon? Compared to everyone in Afghanistan YOU were born with a silver spoon in your mouth. You , like all socialists, want what someone else earned. You are a typical democrat piece of garbage.
We aren't in Afghanistan now are we? When we talk wages most people understand we are talking American wages and don't need to clarify. I didn't know you needed extra help there.

It is about a FAIR wage. Do you know any union workers making upper tax bracket wages?

You are a typical republican moron, cut off your nose despite your face. Instead of fighting to see your income grow you would rather fight to have others make less.

Deny it, your post says it all.
nite life

Jackson Center, PA

#75 Sep 10, 2012
union yes wrote:
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Do you know any union workers making upper tax bracket wages?
Yes stupid...the union bosses and their democrat masters that you pay your dues to.
union yes

Erie, PA

#76 Sep 10, 2012
nite life wrote:
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Yes stupid...the union bosses and their democrat masters that you pay your dues to.
So you don't know any. That is what I thought.

Since: Nov 08

Location hidden

#78 Sep 10, 2012
They have made us 25th in the world in math and science and have raised the price and lowered the quality of everything in this country.
They want to be paid to keep the sweat shops from coming back. Seems to me a couple of state specific regulations could do that very easily and we can get rid of the mercenary, greedy, now corrupt and overpriced unions who support communism which is their bread and butter... Till the money runs out that is.
Che

United States

#79 Sep 10, 2012
The unions gave support to Bill Clinton who passed NAFTA and GATT so the unions cut the throats of hard working Americans
union yes

Erie, PA

#80 Sep 10, 2012
Factoid wrote:
<quoted text> Your definition of a fair wage is never set in stone. Every time you get a pay raise it magically is no longer a fair wage. Your definition of a fair wage is as much of someone else' s money that you can get your hands on without earning it. Let's finally face the fact that you are basically a welfare queen with a semi-skilled job.
My definition of a fair wage involves several economic points. There is no magic, just facts and statistics. If the cost of living increases, then for once you are right about something, the current wages no longer is sufficient.

ALL MONEY is someone else's money before it goes to you....dumb analogy.

The fact you cannot face is your jealousy of what someone else has. Instead of striving to get more for yourself you are content of pulling them down.

Deny it.
union yes

Erie, PA

#81 Sep 10, 2012
Che wrote:
The unions gave support to Bill Clinton who passed NAFTA and GATT so the unions cut the throats of hard working Americans
If you recall both NAFTA and GATT had bi partisan support.
Jim

Erie, PA

#82 Sep 10, 2012
Im making bank!!! no college loans either!!! 6 figures!!!UNION YES
Che

United States

#83 Sep 10, 2012
union yes wrote:
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If you recall both NAFTA and GATT had bi partisan support.
But the democrats had control of the houses and Senate and they could have stopped it from passing and how much money do unions give to the republican party and did the unions work to vote Bill Clinton out after his first term or did they support him
union yes

Erie, PA

#84 Sep 10, 2012
Che wrote:
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But the democrats had control of the houses and Senate and they could have stopped it from passing and how much money do unions give to the republican party and did the unions work to vote Bill Clinton out after his first term or did they support him
I guess bi-partisan support was too confusing for you. Bi-partisian means BOTH parties supported it.
truth

Erie, PA

#85 Sep 10, 2012
So the Republicans say they hate unions. But look at how they run their House majority. They all gathered around their union boss, Grover Norquist, and promised not to raise taxes and to vote in unison. They held a strike against the debt ceiling and almost closed the plantÂ…errr caused the country to default. I guess their unions are OK because they represent the wealthy, not the middle class.
Pinot

Rancho Cucamonga, CA

#87 Sep 10, 2012
American Pride wrote:
Most of the workers in "right to work for less" states have no bebefits and low pay. Their state governments have been taken over by a bunch of bribed crooks.
Really? How about a source for " most of the workers...have no benefits and low pay"

Please include the differences in COL, ie, taxes, housing, etc.
state street stan

United States

#88 Sep 11, 2012
truth wrote:
So the Republicans say they hate unions. But look at how they run their House majority. They all gathered around their union boss, Grover Norquist, and promised not to raise taxes and to vote in unison. They held a strike against the debt ceiling and almost closed the plantÂ…errr caused the country to default. I guess their unions are OK because they represent the wealthy, not the middle class.
The Republicans did not want to raise the debt ceiling....You do know that we borrow 40 cents of every dollar the Government spends don1t you .....just who do you think pays for this ? You, me,all of us ,thats who! If we ran our personal finances as the Government does we would all be bankrupt. Spending must be brought under control period!
As for your statement about how the Republicans run their house majority.....Are you aware the Democrats have been the majority party in the house 68 years while the Republicans only 18 since the new deal went into effect in 1932? Since the Democrats have sponsored & enacted the vast majority of entitlement spending during this time frame .....they certainly bear a much larger & huge portion of responsibility for where we stand today in regard for financial difficulties.
state street stan

United States

#89 Sep 11, 2012
Typo errors in my last post...

Democrats majority party in house 62 years not 68 since 1932 & Republicans 16 years not 18 year sin the same time frame...... sorry all to hell!

“Voters elect Big Bird”

Since: Jan 07

Dump American Eagle

#90 Sep 11, 2012
What have Unions done for us(US)? A better deeper question to ask is what Unions have done TO us(US).

Look at Chicago. Some of the highest paid teachers in the country. Their mean average salary is almost double of the taxpayer who pays them. Results: Some of the most uneducated children in the Nation. Dropout rate thru the roof. I guess we can call these students "Union Made"......
TaxNoMore

Los Angeles, CA

#91 Sep 11, 2012
I`m happy to see Rahm Emanuel having this mess on his plate.

The liberal scumbag is getting a taste of what his ilk have spawned.

Too bad someone does not have the power to fire every single one of the 26,000 losers involved in this mess.

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