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EZ E

Chicago, IL

#1 Feb 21, 2011
I am glad Indiana is considering Right-to-Work legislation. It is good for business and who in their right mind would want to have to join a union. If the vote is 51 to 49 in favor of the union, why should the 49 that voted against it be forced in socialism. This will bring good jobs to Indiana.
local

League City, TX

#2 Feb 21, 2011
I agree. Unions had there place in history. This is no longer their place. Most of all the profits went to the union and the leaders. The members were the cash cow for the big unions.
unionproud

Terre Haute, IN

#3 Feb 21, 2011
I am in a union and proud of it. I don't make a lot of money, but if I wasn't I would be making even less. Unions still have a place in the work place.
Really

West Decatur, PA

#4 Feb 21, 2011
Union workers unite together! Then when they get canned other people can have their jobs.
Morbidly Obese

Terre Haute, IN

#5 Feb 21, 2011
It states that a worker in a Union workplace has the right to opt out if they want to. I think this will be good for union workers with poor representation.If your union is sucking-fire them. Many people I know complain that their union protects only the lazy and sucks their paycheck.
say thanks

Britton, MI

#6 Feb 21, 2011
If you make a decent wage, you can thank unions. If you enjoy having weekends or holidays off from work to be with your family, you can thank unions. If you send your child or have in the past to a public school, you can thank unions. Unions fought to give you these things. We forget what unions have accomplished for the people of this country. And if the unions all disapeared, 20 or 30 years from now the next generation will have to fight for there rights all over again. Look at the states that already have right to work laws, and look how they are doing. Not very well! And if you look at the construction industry, and you have a price to build a new building. You get a price from a non-union contractor and a union contractor, the price will be very close to the same. the only difference is the non-union contractor pays his men less and keeps more of the profit for himself. where the union contractor understands that his men or women need to make a decent living to support a family.
On the Other Hand

United States

#7 Feb 22, 2011
say thanks wrote:
If you make a decent wage, you can thank unions. If you enjoy having weekends or holidays off from work to be with your family, you can thank unions. If you send your child or have in the past to a public school, you can thank unions. Unions fought to give you these things. We forget what unions have accomplished for the people of this country. And if the unions all disapeared, 20 or 30 years from now the next generation will have to fight for there rights all over again. Look at the states that already have right to work laws, and look how they are doing. Not very well! And if you look at the construction industry, and you have a price to build a new building. You get a price from a non-union contractor and a union contractor, the price will be very close to the same. the only difference is the non-union contractor pays his men less and keeps more of the profit for himself. where the union contractor understands that his men or women need to make a decent living to support a family.
Union representation is for the weak who don't have the skills and/or confidence to stand-up and negotiate for themselves.

I am far more shrewd when it comes to negotiating an employment agreement for myself and don't need a union doing it for me. They are only negotiating for the lowest common denominator...and that isn't me. I want the ability to fight for myself as I know I will fair better.
local

League City, TX

#8 Feb 22, 2011
say thanks, said just like a union cronnie. Damn man can't you think for yourself. Florida has been a right to work state for 25 years and you don't think they are doing so well. Unions are as close to socialism as one can get in a democracy. Locally Thompson Thrift is a non union shop and when you look around at the signs that's the shop doing most of the construction work in town. They have the contract for the new condo project by the new Wal Mart east of town. Unions look out for the leaders 1st, membership 2nd and whats good for the community a distant 3rd.
local

League City, TX

#9 Feb 22, 2011
There's a hell of a lot of union workers that sit on their ass when there is a task that needs to be done in order to complete a job in the most cost efficient manner and they'll find 100 reasons why they the union handbook says they are not allowed to offer a hand. So they get another cup of coffee, then bitch when the company goes under and blame the failure on everyone but the union. Dumbasses.
Seriously

Dallas, TX

#10 Feb 22, 2011
Unions are the outlet that uneducated persons use to strong arm arm employers for more, while doing less. The educated people amungst us utilaize free trade and let supply, demand and performance reward us for our hard work. Union employees ask for more, more, more and do nothing to better the company. The Midwest was once a mighty industrial meca. Now the jobs are gone. And if unions were so good for business please tell why they left. An honest hard working person does not need a god daqmn union. Ask you self who the real scabs are on America? Public sector union employees. What do you do to enhance service or performance to earn your raises, bonuses and COL increases. If you could show justification you might get public support. Not gonna happen. Sub par service on every level and John Q public is tired of it. Oh wait, not enough money. No worry, your union leadership will start pushing for tax increases. Pieces of shit!!
state

Britton, MI

#12 Feb 22, 2011
local wrote:
say thanks, said just like a union cronnie. Damn man can't you think for yourself. Florida has been a right to work state for 25 years and you don't think they are doing so well. Unions are as close to socialism as one can get in a democracy. Locally Thompson Thrift is a non union shop and when you look around at the signs that's the shop doing most of the construction work in town. They have the contract for the new condo project by the new Wal Mart east of town. Unions look out for the leaders 1st, membership 2nd and whats good for the community a distant 3rd.
State, said just like an uneducated person or someone who does not care about facts. You believe Florida is doing great! Why is that because you once went to Disney and thought it was cool. Only (2) states in the country have a higher unemployment rate than Florida and only (1) state has more homes that are in foreclosures. Does that sound like Florida is doing well? Damn man! Can't you read, or try to state something factual. I can think for myself and I do, but I am not sure you should be thinking for yourself. I think you need someone to help you find facts. And Thompson Thrift does do some work around this area, but they dont do anything very complicated! That is because they are not qualified, and when they need electrical work or mechanical work done they hire union sub-contractors to do it. Because union electricians and pipe fitters are the only ones with the training or the brain power to think on there own and get the job done. They dont need to be led around by the hand and shown what needs to be done, they just get it done. Let me guess you applied for one of local unions and got rejected.
real deal

Britton, MI

#13 Feb 22, 2011
This is how the rich keep getting richer. These corporations convince union haters that all these problems are because of unions. They dont want you to realize the fact that the CEO's of these corporations keep making more and more money and that we have no middle class in this country anymore. You people are the followers you follow Glenn Beck, Rush and Bill O. No matter what you do for a living in this country you need to realize unions have played a major role in you having what you have today.
what

Britton, MI

#14 Feb 22, 2011
local wrote:
say thanks, said just like a union cronnie. Damn man can't you think for yourself. Florida has been a right to work state for 25 years and you don't think they are doing so well. Unions are as close to socialism as one can get in a democracy. Locally Thompson Thrift is a non union shop and when you look around at the signs that's the shop doing most of the construction work in town. They have the contract for the new condo project by the new Wal Mart east of town. Unions look out for the leaders 1st, membership 2nd and whats good for the community a distant 3rd.
dude you probably dont even know the definition of socialism. please explain to us what you understnd socialism to be. maybe Rush or Glenn can tell you, or try it yourself.
what

Britton, MI

#15 Feb 22, 2011
Seriously wrote:
Unions are the outlet that uneducated persons use to strong arm arm employers for more, while doing less. The educated people amungst us utilaize free trade and let supply, demand and performance reward us for our hard work. Union employees ask for more, more, more and do nothing to better the company. The Midwest was once a mighty industrial meca. Now the jobs are gone. And if unions were so good for business please tell why they left. An honest hard working person does not need a god daqmn union. Ask you self who the real scabs are on America? Public sector union employees. What do you do to enhance service or performance to earn your raises, bonuses and COL increases. If you could show justification you might get public support. Not gonna happen. Sub par service on every level and John Q public is tired of it. Oh wait, not enough money. No worry, your union leadership will start pushing for tax increases. Pieces of shit!!
it is great how you blame all unions, for what went wrong in this country. no one held a gun to the heads of the auto manufactuers and made them sign the contracts they did. if you want to place blame, put it on the federal government for allow these jobs to leave this country. they could have stopped this by putting higher taxes on products not made in this country. this would still be the country it once was.
fredrick

State College, PA

#16 Feb 22, 2011
Don't even try people, the union drones really believe all this stuff they are writing. Union jobs cost much more than non-union. Sometimes they are better, sometimes much worse, because the unions will protect that lazy and worthless just because they're union. Unions are coming to an end because they have outlived their usefullness and they don't use common sense. They have turned into bullys rather than protectors. The right to work law will knock the bullies down to size and then maybe they will get back to the real mission of protection like they were in the past.
Cledus

West Decatur, PA

#17 Feb 22, 2011
what wrote:
<quoted text>it is great how you blame all unions, for what went wrong in this country. no one held a gun to the heads of the auto manufactuers and made them sign the contracts they did.
Sure they did. Give us what we want or we walk! Worked really well didn't it? Worked about as good there as it did in the steel industry.
No one in their right mind is going to argue that unions didn't do a world of good in their days. Their days have passed. Nowadays it's all about the top dogs lining their pockets from the bottom dwelling brain washed sheep. I loved the Carey-Hoffa thing. The sheep vote in Carey...but wait, he's been stealing from them. The sheep then vote in Hoffa like they had a bunch of choices.

BTW.... anybody ever hear from our own Clay County native Jimmy Hoffa lately? How's his union retirement going?
local

League City, TX

#18 Feb 22, 2011
All you union dipshits have learned well from your masters. Hell man you can't get your own jobs for shit sakes. The teachers union in Wisconsin is about to undergo a huge change. Average teacher there now makes 110,000 a year with benefits. And when the Gov there asked the union to pay 9% toward their health care they are pulling their panties up the crack of their asses. How frekin greedy are you union hogs. You need to read J R Murphy Trade Unions and Socialism. Then come talkin.
Kokomo

League City, TX

#19 Feb 22, 2011
The Delco plant in Kokomo got in trouble several years ago and began laying off people. I knew a lady there that worked in the plant. This woman was the poster child for airheads. She was makin 32 per hour plus benefits when they laid her off 3 years ago. She's used up all the pay outs and isn't smart enough to hold a job at fekkin McDonalds. Yeah you union people are just fekkin great. Bullshit
Non-Union and Proud

Chicago, IL

#20 Feb 22, 2011
I am the glad the greater Wabash Valley is smart enough to figure out fact from fiction. The polls on TV 10 and TV 2 both had the community voting that they support the Right to Work bill. I will say the union presidents, not just CEOs make a great chunk of change. It is unfair to say that CEOs are the only ones that are greedy when you can go on-line and check union official salaries. Speaking of socialism and unions, socialism may not be the correct word when I saw Union Supporter Danny Glover hugging Dictator Hugo Chavez. Danny had so much influence on the Bemis union, that the Bemis union finally gave in and begged for forgiveness to come back to work. The Steelworkers did a heckuva job closing down International Paper. International Free Trade Agreements and Right to work laws will get Indiana jobs back that the unions drove away.
Insane

United States

#22 Feb 23, 2011
local wrote:
The teachers union in Wisconsin is about to undergo a huge change. Average teacher there now makes 110,000 a year with benefits. And when the Gov there asked the union to pay 9% toward their health care they are pulling their panties up the crack of their asses.
They have basically agreed to salary cuts and to pay more for their insurance and pension. What they won't give up is their right to collective bargaining. Get your "facts" right.

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