Why Indiana GOP wants to attack labor unions, despite Midwest backlash

There are 13 comments on the Nov 21, 2011, www.csmonitor.com story titled Why Indiana GOP wants to attack labor unions, despite Midwest backlash. In it, www.csmonitor.com reports that:

Indiana House Speaker Brian Bosma addresses the media and other State House legislators with Senate Pro Tempore Senator David Long as they announce Monday that reining in labor unions and making Indiana the 23rd 'right to work' state in the nation is their top legislative priority.

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“It's a Brand New Day”

Since: Feb 06

New Rochelle

#1 Nov 21, 2011
Why?

Because the Indiana GOP is owned by corporations and elitist bankers; they do not work for, and have no sympathy or feelings for the working people in the state.

Since: May 11

Ballwin, MO

#2 Nov 21, 2011
Mr_Bill wrote:
Why?
Because the Indiana GOP is owned by corporations and elitist bankers; they do not work for, and have no sympathy or feelings for the working people in the state.
Why give people a choice, huh, Bill?
Why do you hate America so much?
nuet

Chicago, IL

#3 Nov 21, 2011
horacegreeley wrote:
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Why give people a choice, huh, Bill?
Why do you hate America so much?
what about the majority who want the union representation? Are they supposed to pay the the way for non-union employees? Because right now the NLRB requires unions to represent non-dues paying right to work non-union members. Why do you hate democracy?

Since: Jul 07

Newport News, VA

#4 Nov 21, 2011
nuet wrote:
<quoted text>what about the majority who want the union representation? Are they supposed to pay the the way for non-union employees? Because right now the NLRB requires unions to represent non-dues paying right to work non-union members. Why do you hate democracy?
the unions are partially responsible for sending jobs to china. you just can't pay a guy $50 an hour to work on an assembly line...
nuet

Chicago, IL

#5 Nov 21, 2011
GoodNewz wrote:
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the unions are partially responsible for sending jobs to china. you just can't pay a guy $50 an hour to work on an assembly line...
how much can you pay him and who should decide? The executive earning 5,000 percent more than that? And low wages in china would still be lower than non-union jobs. The government is more responsible for outsourcing than wage earners, union or otherwise.

“Proud To Be An American”

Since: Apr 07

Location hidden

#6 Nov 21, 2011
nuet wrote:
<quoted text>how much can you pay him and who should decide? The executive earning 5,000 percent more than that? And low wages in china would still be lower than non-union jobs. The government is more responsible for outsourcing than wage earners, union or otherwise.
Attention nut!!! Right to Work States get along just fine without unions. Self-serving Unions help shut down GM with waaaaaaaaaaaay too many strikes. Unions had their place in history but with all the laws on the books and you have a legit problem go see an attorney instead of a union steward. Rest assured union dues go to democRats whether the rank and file approves or not…That’s an obamanation.
nuet

Chicago, IL

#7 Nov 21, 2011
JohnInLa wrote:
<quoted text>Attention nut!!! Right to Work States get along just fine without unions. Self-serving Unions help shut down GM with waaaaaaaaaaaay too many strikes. Unions had their place in history but with all the laws on the books and you have a legit problem go see an attorney instead of a union steward. Rest assured union dues go to democRats whether the rank and file approves or not…That’s an obamanation.
nut or not it's still a democracy. Whether the facsist rightwingers like it or not. If the workers want a union they get a union, democratically of course. Why do you want to eliminate peoples right to organize? Capital organizes so should labor.

Since: May 11

Ballwin, MO

#8 Nov 22, 2011
nuet wrote:
<quoted text>what about the majority who want the union representation? Are they supposed to pay the the way for non-union employees? Because right now the NLRB requires unions to represent non-dues paying right to work non-union members. Why do you hate democracy?
The majority DON'T want union representation. Why are you an idiot?
dixiechicks

Chicago, IL

#10 Nov 22, 2011
Guess he should have armed himself........
Sheik Yerbouti

Doylestown, PA

#11 Nov 22, 2011
repigs won't be satisfied until American workers are working for minimum wage with no health benefits. Working people need to fight by any means necessary!

Since: Aug 10

Atlanta, GA

#13 Nov 22, 2011
GoodNewz wrote:
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the unions are partially responsible for sending jobs to china. you just can't pay a guy $50 an hour to work on an assembly line...
But you can pay the company CEO a 132 million dollar salary with several million in stock options.
Cracker

Festus, MO

#14 Nov 22, 2011
Unions suck . All the unions want is MORE money and MORE power .
Down with the unions ! The teachers union has destroyed our educational facilities here in America. Our children are dumb now. Before the teacher unions, America was at the top of the list. Now we're not even in the top 10 list.
There was a movie made about the how the teachers union is destroying the education of our children.
It's called "Waiting for Superman", watch it .
Look at what happened to the NFL when the unions got their claws in there . They were threatening to cancel the season until they got millions more on top of their million dollar contracts they already had .
Same thing with the NBA, threatening to cancel preseason until they got more .
And now they've gotten their claws into our first responders, police, fire and rescue . I can just hear it now . Call 911 to report a group of illegal aliens brutally beating and raping a woman , and the operator saying : No sir, they're on strike because they want MORE, sorry .

They(the unions) should have never of been allowed to have gotten their claws into our first responders . NEVER ... F_ck the unions .
Cracker

Festus, MO

#15 Nov 22, 2011
The GOP are about to have a really good year in 2012 . The GOP is going to take the Senate and keep the House . ;)

And, a Independent. By the Name of Donald Trump(President) is going to take the White House in 2012 right along with his team mate Sarah Palin(Vice President).
And after Mr Trump FIRES Obama and his czars, Mr Trump should have the whole Obama administration AUDITED to find out where America's wealth has really been redistributed too !!!!

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