Wisconsin recall is high-stakes bet for unions

Apr 11, 2012 Full story: Daily Journal 920

MADISON, Wis. - Unions are facing a make-or-break moment in their campaign to drive Wisconsin's Republican governor from office.

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PSDinWI

Beaver Dam, WI

#1 Apr 11, 2012
The unions and their cry baby bitchy brats are going to lose big time.And I hope it cost them more and more Millions of $$$$ so they have to stop their lying and cheating ways.
And then maybe we can fire a bunch of the worthless cry babies.

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imaginaryfriend

Garden City, MI

#2 Apr 11, 2012
The repUGLYcon War on Workers, Women, and Voters will not stop until these ALEC termites are all terminated.

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superfly

De Forest, WI

#3 Apr 13, 2012
PSDinWI wrote:
The unions and their cry baby bitchy brats are going to lose big time.And I hope it cost them more and more Millions of $$$$ so they have to stop their lying and cheating ways.
And then maybe we can fire a bunch of the worthless cry babies.
republicans would rather support corporations instead of organized groups of workers working to secure a fair work environment A.K.A a union, I ask them to walk the walk as well. Give up every benefit and right that you use that unions are responsible for.

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Weekends
All Breaks at Work, including your Lunch Breaks
Paid Vacation
FMLA
Sick Leave
Social Security
Minimum Wage
Civil Rights Act/Title VII (Prohibits Employer Discrimination)
8-Hour Work Day
Overtime Pay
Child Labor Laws
Occupational Safety & Health Act (OSHA)
40 Hour Work Week
Worker's Compensation (Worker's Comp)
Unemployment Insurance
Pensions
Workplace Safety Standards and Regulations
Employer Health Care Insurance
Collective Bargaining Rights for Employees
Wrongful Termination Laws
Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967
Whistleblower Protection Laws
Employee Polygraph Protect Act (Prohibits Employer from using a lie detector test on an employee)
Veteran's Employment and Training Services (VETS)
Compensation increases and Evaluations (Raises)
Sexual Harassment Laws
Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)
Holiday Pay
Employer Dental, Life, and Vision Insurance
Privacy Rights
Pregnancy and Parental Leave
Military Leave
The Right to Strike
Public Education for Children
Equal Pay Acts of 1963 & 2011 (Requires employers pay men and women equally for the same amount of work)
Laws Ending Sweatshops in the United States
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conservatives, please practice what you preach and give up all these rights and leave the umbrella of these laws for they were brought to you by unions
PSDinWI

Beaver Dam, WI

#4 Apr 14, 2012
Boy your making the rounds to day aren't you. What did you do, cope and past that from the daily communist web page?
superfly wrote:
<quoted text>republicans would rather support corporations instead of organized groups of workers working to secure a fair work environment A.K.A a union, I ask them to walk the walk as well. Give up every benefit and right that you use that unions are responsible for.
----------
Weekends
All Breaks at Work, including your Lunch Breaks
Paid Vacation
FMLA
Sick Leave
Social Security
Minimum Wage
Civil Rights Act/Title VII (Prohibits Employer Discrimination)
8-Hour Work Day
Overtime Pay
Child Labor Laws
Occupational Safety & Health Act (OSHA)
40 Hour Work Week
Worker's Compensation (Worker's Comp)
Unemployment Insurance
Pensions
Workplace Safety Standards and Regulations
Employer Health Care Insurance
Collective Bargaining Rights for Employees
Wrongful Termination Laws
Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967
Whistleblower Protection Laws
Employee Polygraph Protect Act (Prohibits Employer from using a lie detector test on an employee)
Veteran's Employment and Training Services (VETS)
Compensation increases and Evaluations (Raises)
Sexual Harassment Laws
Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)
Holiday Pay
Employer Dental, Life, and Vision Insurance
Privacy Rights
Pregnancy and Parental Leave
Military Leave
The Right to Strike
Public Education for Children
Equal Pay Acts of 1963 & 2011 (Requires employers pay men and women equally for the same amount of work)
Laws Ending Sweatshops in the United States
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conservatives, please practice what you preach and give up all these rights and leave the umbrella of these laws for they were brought to you by unions
Trebor Ebagum

San Diego, CA

#5 Apr 14, 2012
PSDinWI wrote:
Boy your making the rounds to day aren't you. What did you do, cope and past that from the daily communist web page?
<quoted text>
Your response is so completely expected and so utterly stupid. I pine for the day when this country had normal Republicans. You are an embarrassment.
Obskeptic

Sterling Heights, MI

#6 Apr 14, 2012
imaginaryfriend wrote:
The repUGLYcon War on Workers, Women, and Voters will not stop until these ALEC termites are all terminated.
The "war" on women is a democrat thing. It was the democrats that poked the nation in the eye with that wedge issue because their failed record and obstructive actions in the congress needed cover. Something to motivate the easily manipulated into emotional responses to meaningless and senseless rhetoric. The Romney campaign was asked by the Huff Post if Mitt supported the Lilly-Ledbetter Act. The bigger question is why the President doesn't. White House staff in similar positions finds the female employees making 60k a year where their male counterparts make 71K. According to the Labor Dept. stats', the overwhelming majority of job losses since the President took office has been amongst women. The oral contraceptive argument made it's way to the stage by democrats when George Stephanopulous badgered the republicans in a debate over the issue and then like magic we have Sandra Fluk testifying to a mock congressional hearing staged by Nancy Pelosi. Then the whole Limbaugh fiasco and the feigned outrage by the left. The left live in a state of perpetual outrage, imagined or real. They tend to be miserable people.
Obskeptic

Sterling Heights, MI

#7 Apr 14, 2012
superfly wrote:
<quoted text>republicans would rather support corporations instead of organized groups of workers working to secure a fair work environment A.K.A a union, I ask them to walk the walk as well. Give up every benefit and right that you use that unions are responsible for.
----------
Weekends
All Breaks at Work, including your Lunch Breaks
Paid Vacation
FMLA
Sick Leave
Social Security
Minimum Wage
Civil Rights Act/Title VII (Prohibits Employer Discrimination)
8-Hour Work Day
Overtime Pay
Child Labor Laws
Occupational Safety & Health Act (OSHA)
40 Hour Work Week
Worker's Compensation (Worker's Comp)
Unemployment Insurance
Pensions
Workplace Safety Standards and Regulations
Employer Health Care Insurance
Collective Bargaining Rights for Employees
Wrongful Termination Laws
Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967
Whistleblower Protection Laws
Employee Polygraph Protect Act (Prohibits Employer from using a lie detector test on an employee)
Veteran's Employment and Training Services (VETS)
Compensation increases and Evaluations (Raises)
Sexual Harassment Laws
Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)
Holiday Pay
Employer Dental, Life, and Vision Insurance
Privacy Rights
Pregnancy and Parental Leave
Military Leave
The Right to Strike
Public Education for Children
Equal Pay Acts of 1963 & 2011 (Requires employers pay men and women equally for the same amount of work)
Laws Ending Sweatshops in the United States
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conservatives, please practice what you preach and give up all these rights and leave the umbrella of these laws for they were brought to you by unions
What are you talking about? Every single thing you listed is a benefit that is provided because the business exists and manages to be profitable in spite of the union. Take away the business that provides the jobs, and the union has absolutely no foundation to exist. Unions do not create any wealth. They are a lampray that feeds on it's host until it gets sick and dies, unless the host is funded by the taxpayers. I see that one of your so called victories is the Equal Pay Act. Why is it that the President doesn't even practice what you preach amongst the White House staff?
PSDinWI

Beaver Dam, WI

#8 Apr 14, 2012
Is that any where near the gay bay? Left state libs all speak and write with a lisp.
Trebor Ebagum wrote:
<quoted text>
Your response is so completely expected and so utterly stupid. I pine for the day when this country had normal Republicans. You are an embarrassment.
American Blueblood

Hixton, WI

#9 Apr 14, 2012
Obskeptic wrote:
<quoted text>
What are you talking about? Every single thing you listed is a benefit that is provided because the business exists and manages to be profitable in spite of the union. Take away the business that provides the jobs, and the union has absolutely no foundation to exist. Unions do not create any wealth. They are a lampray that feeds on it's host until it gets sick and dies, unless the host is funded by the taxpayers. I see that one of your so called victories is the Equal Pay Act. Why is it that the President doesn't even practice what you preach amongst the White House staff?
Unions do not create any wealth ????

Oh how wrong you are, the non union construction scabs are only making enough money to buy there next beer and cigarettes,,

The labor union construction worker is buying, buying, buying, goods and services.

Putting money back into the econamie is the name of the game called prosparity.

prosparity baby.

Obama< the man with the plan.. 2012.

And buy the way aszface,,Todays day off for me was a direct result of my last unon contract when management backed down on working us to death, I get to spend one saturday a month off and spend it with my family. We have been working 60 to 70 hour workweeks since obama stimalus package went into effect.

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unions support the working man and my company respects our union.

It was there failed and corupt policys that brought in the union in the first place.

Vote obama 2012, the only candidate that has the working mans back.
Obskeptic

Southfield, MI

#10 Apr 15, 2012
American Blueblood wrote:
<quoted text>Unions do not create any wealth ????
Oh how wrong you are, the non union construction scabs are only making enough money to buy there next beer and cigarettes,,
The labor union construction worker is buying, buying, buying, goods and services.
Putting money back into the econamie is the name of the game called prosparity.
prosparity baby.
Obama< the man with the plan.. 2012.
And buy the way aszface,,Todays day off for me was a direct result of my last unon contract when management backed down on working us to death, I get to spend one saturday a month off and spend it with my family. We have been working 60 to 70 hour workweeks since obama stimalus package went into effect.
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unions support the working man and my company respects our union.
It was there failed and corupt policys that brought in the union in the first place.
Vote obama 2012, the only candidate that has the working mans back.
Thats correct, unions do not create any wealth. Not only that, but construction union workers spend more time laid off then non union workers and they represent a very small minority of the industries workforce in construction. Unions drive up the cost of contracts which in turn shrinks significantly the customer base that is willing to pay the extra freight. Taxpayers are the biggest victims of the fleecing that unions sponsor.

http://thetruthaboutplas.com/2011/01/21/const...
Superfly

Hixton, WI

#11 Apr 15, 2012
Private sector unions cost the tax payer nothing.

Union members promote a fair wage for non union workers, thats a fact, incluing managements pay scale.

ceo's pay is up 200 percent since the decline of unions would you like a pat on the head for all your hard work or do you think 60 hour a week labor is only worth pennys on the dollar as the corperation partys in there mansions and laugh at the low labor cost.

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Unschooled

Carmel, IN

#12 Apr 15, 2012
Once serving a public service unions are now engaged in securing mostly featherbedding type benefits not tied to any kind of productivity and have reached the point of uselessness. Marxist union bosses use their forced dues war chest from workers paychecks to buy elections for the union bosses' pet democratic candidates who then return the favor by passing legislation favorable to unions.
Obskeptic

Southfield, MI

#13 Apr 15, 2012
Superfly wrote:
Private sector unions cost the tax payer nothing.
Union members promote a fair wage for non union workers, thats a fact, incluing managements pay scale.
ceo's pay is up 200 percent since the decline of unions would you like a pat on the head for all your hard work or do you think 60 hour a week labor is only worth pennys on the dollar as the corperation partys in there mansions and laugh at the low labor cost.
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Sorry to be the one to tell you your wrong, but your flat out wrong. The Davis-Bacon Act requires that Non-Union contractors pay prevailing wages on projects for the GAO and the Army Procurement, not even counting State projects and some County and City projects that are all payed for with tax dollars. I am talking about ten's of billions of tax dollars a year. When I am contracted to do work at either TARDEC or at Selfridge, I am looking at having to pay my men with no distinction to years employed by me or the varying degrees of skill levels among them. It is currently $42 and change for the wage and benefit determination on a painter. It absolutely without question adds about 35% to the cost of what I would otherwise pay, not to mention the inflated workers comp. costs, which are based on the per hundred of gross payroll. Same guy, same production and service from him, just a much larger paycheck and higher insurance and tax costs. The customer pays that unless of course the cost is so high they choose not to do the project, or go to a qualified and experienced non-union contractor like myself.
HATE

Austin, MN

#14 Apr 15, 2012
This fight is WE THE PEOPLE againt them the rich scum who want us all working for peanuts why they live like kings......REVOLUTION IS COMING RICH NAZI SCUM!!!!!!!We will take back this nation
fatbacks x

Seattle, WA

#15 Apr 15, 2012
Unschooled wrote:
Once serving a public service unions are now engaged in securing mostly featherbedding type benefits not tied to any kind of productivity and have reached the point of uselessness. Marxist union bosses use their forced dues war chest from workers paychecks to buy elections for the union bosses' pet democratic candidates who then return the favor by passing legislation favorable to unions.
Sort of like the corporations running america.
Black Ghetto Thug

Carmel, IN

#16 Apr 15, 2012
fatbacks x wrote:
<quoted text>Sort of like the corporations running america.

Featherbedding, forcing union employees to work at a slower "union speed" to stretch the job out, mandatory union membership to keep job, mandatory confiscation of union dues from employees paychecks, marxist union bosses using employee dues to buy elections for democratic candidates who then in turn pay back by passing pro union laws, union thug tactics......

Unions have outlived their usefullness.
Aggie Nostic

Denver, CO

#17 Apr 15, 2012
Private sector unions drive costs up and price American products out of the market. And union bosses make millions and millions off of dues and political favors. Unions used to have a purpose- now they are just another mouth at the trough.

It would be nice if they offered literacy programs, though...good grief.
Obskeptic

Southfield, MI

#18 Apr 15, 2012
HATE wrote:
This fight is WE THE PEOPLE againt them the rich scum who want us all working for peanuts why they live like kings......REVOLUTION IS COMING RICH NAZI SCUM!!!!!!!We will take back this nation
You might want to think about going back on your med's.
Ex Republican

Hixton, WI

#19 Apr 15, 2012
Black Ghetto Thug wrote:
<quoted text>
Featherbedding, forcing union employees to work at a slower "union speed" to stretch the job out, mandatory union membership to keep job, mandatory confiscation of union dues from employees paychecks, marxist union bosses using employee dues to buy elections for democratic candidates who then in turn pay back by passing pro union laws, union thug tactics......
Unions have outlived their usefullness.
Unions banned - 2 May 1933. The Trade Unions offices were closed, their money confiscated, and their leaders put in prison.

Unions will never outlive there usefulness we will continue to fight corperate greed and political corruption at all costs.

Who will keep them honest once we are gone ? who will stop them from repealing laws that protect the comman man once we are gone ?? no one..
Ex Republican

Hixton, WI

#20 Apr 15, 2012
republicans would rather support corporations instead of organized groups of workers working to secure a fair work environment A.K.A a union, I ask them to walk the walk as well. Give up every benefit and right that you use that unions are responsible for.

----------

Weekends
All Breaks at Work, including your Lunch Breaks
Paid Vacation
FMLA
Sick Leave
Social Security
Minimum Wage
Civil Rights Act/Title VII (Prohibits Employer Discrimination)
8-Hour Work Day
Overtime Pay
Child Labor Laws
Occupational Safety & Health Act (OSHA)
40 Hour Work Week
Worker's Compensation (Worker's Comp)
Unemployment Insurance
Pensions
Workplace Safety Standards and Regulations
Employer Health Care Insurance
Collective Bargaining Rights for Employees
Wrongful Termination Laws
Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967
Whistleblower Protection Laws
Employee Polygraph Protect Act (Prohibits Employer from using a lie detector test on an employee)
Veteran's Employment and Training Services (VETS)
Compensation increases and Evaluations (Raises)
Sexual Harassment Laws
Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)
Holiday Pay
Employer Dental, Life, and Vision Insurance
Privacy Rights
Pregnancy and Parental Leave
Military Leave
The Right to Strike
Public Education for Children
Equal Pay Acts of 1963 & 2011 (Requires employers pay men and women equally for the same amount of work)
Laws Ending Sweatshops in the United States
----------

conservatives, please practice what you preach and give up all these rights and leave the umbrella of these laws for they were brought to you by unions .

Thank you unions keep up the good work.

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