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In this day in age, are Labor Unions still good for the US?

Curious E 2007/09/28 22:50:59
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  • Bryan 2007/09/30 20:24:33
    Yes
    Bryan
    +6
    If someone doens't stand up for the little man, then the bigger man would have us stabing each other in the back. Eveyrone needs to be part of something, Rich people got each other, little people are so caught up on trying to get into the Rich crew, that they'll lose site of family and friends trying to get there. The union keeps us focused i believe. Oh and at the same time put a little money in their pockets. =ox

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  • simple 2009/05/26 06:16:11
  • American Male 2009/03/03 16:35:28
    No
    American Male
    useless,,they serve no purpose
  • very Conservative "me" 2009/02/26 23:08:49
    No
    very Conservative "me"
    +1
    There is too much competition out there price wise. Unions tend to do more harm than they do good. If you can't keep competitive prices businesses close. Fact of life
  • spunkysmum ~ Tall In the S... 2009/02/26 07:51:17
    No
    spunkysmum ~  Tall In the Saddle, White Hat on Straight ~
    +1
    Unless there is a desperate need for organized crime in our country.
  • Bill - Buffalo Soldier 2009/02/19 23:11:57
    No
    Bill - Buffalo Soldier
    +1
    They are no longer necessary with the exception of the mining industry. They have become nothing more than the legalized protection racket with crooks at the top.
  • Bear 2009/02/17 02:47:16
    No
    Bear
    +2
    Unions have become socialist PACs, but workers need protection from the corporate elitist employers.
    Between the two, the middle class is being destroyed.
  • ET 2009/01/22 22:13:26
  • Poppy 2009/01/22 21:53:59
    Yes
    Poppy
    +1
    Definitely.
  • Conservative Crusader 2008/11/18 16:27:29
    No
    Conservative Crusader
    +2
    Labor unions need to be abolished and here is why!
    GM Labor union workers are paid based on longevity and not their quality of work!
    Teachers union workers are paid based on longevity and not quality of work.

    Here are more examples of failed systems who all have one thing in common, UNIONS!

    American Teachers - Clearly Failed
    American Cars - Been failing for 20yrs
    Steel Workers - Defunct for 20yrs
    Aerospace Workers - Failing in the past 5yrs

    Correlations suck dont they...just like labor unions.
    Imagine if the U.S. Army were unionized? They would fail too.

    http://www.belshe.com/wp-cont...
  • America... Conserv... 2009/03/03 16:36:20
    American Male
    amen bro,,well said
  • Divided States of America 2008/11/08 03:00:32
    Yes
    Divided States of America
    What I'm going to say is sarcastic. No we don't need unions,and minimum wage is fair.It's easy to raise a family on 7 dollars a hour,why are so many over paid?
    They infact get assistance from other working taxpayers.So we" taxpayers "support many underpaid workers ,for a few people to get rich.This makes me pissed!!!!!!!!!!
  • kudabux 2008/02/24 15:31:26
  • Bryan 2007/09/30 20:24:33
    Yes
    Bryan
    +6
    If someone doens't stand up for the little man, then the bigger man would have us stabing each other in the back. Eveyrone needs to be part of something, Rich people got each other, little people are so caught up on trying to get into the Rich crew, that they'll lose site of family and friends trying to get there. The union keeps us focused i believe. Oh and at the same time put a little money in their pockets. =ox
  • Bear Bryan 2009/02/17 02:56:51
    Bear
    +2
    Does your "rich crew" include George Soros, Ted Turner, Warren Buffett, Hollywood bazillionaires, the Kennedys, John Edwards, the union bosses, and all the other ultra-rich socialists?
  • Bryan Bear 2009/02/17 03:22:31
    Bryan
    Yea, you point?
  • Bear Bryan 2009/02/17 03:36:24
    Bear
    +1
    Unionist socialists usually omit THEIR rich people, and blame "capitalist" rich people. I wanted to know whether you subscribed to that dogma.
    I take it "Yea" means "Yes my 'rich crew' includes the socialist rich."
  • Bryan Bear 2009/02/17 03:41:09
    Bryan
    +1
    Yes i would include them. But i have also read my first comment and noticed i said "bigger man would have us stabing each other in the back" which is wrong on my part. They wouldn't have us, we would be doing such things because we want what they have and think we will get it doing such things. WE, and i mean American's because i know of no other, are never happy with what we have we "The Jones" have somehting nicer. We, most of us, will inflect harm to a stranger in order to gain. and THATS WRONG! But back to your question, it is a simple "YES, they too are included"
  • True~Male Bryan 2009/08/02 05:51:27
    True~Male
    +1
    thank you
  • Patty Ann 2007/09/30 02:46:56
    Yes
    Patty Ann
    +1
    Of course. I live in Detroit. Talk about a big pro-labor union town.
  • sluggostalker 2007/09/28 23:02:42
    No
    sluggostalker
    +1
    at one time the unions were very neccessary,back before all the laws went into effect protecting workers rights.now they are very destructive for american business,thier ridiculous demands on security and wages forces companies to leave this country,and go where they can afford to make thier products.the really ironic part is if it werent for the unions we would have never gotten the workers rights laws!
  • Scott sluggos... 2007/09/28 23:25:57
    Scott
    +3
    Couldn't one argue that without labor unions those rights might slip and we would be taking steps back?
  • sluggos... Scott 2007/10/01 13:48:57
    sluggostalker
    i really dont think so.if you ever want to get an american fired up just try to take one of his freedoms or privelages away from him.it would be political suicide for a lawmaker to try to recind a labor law! i give it up to the unions they helped in thier day,its just thier day is over.but i might be biased ive belonged to two unions and they didnt do anything for me
  • kudabux sluggos... 2008/02/24 15:40:52 (edited)
  • Divided... sluggos... 2008/11/08 02:52:11
    Divided States of America
    If a union is doing a good job,you may not realize that they are infact,getting you better pay,and benifits.If you were in a strike and felt it didn't accomplish what you wanted,maybe you only held up a sign.
  • Conserv... sluggos... 2008/11/18 16:39:19
    Conservative Crusader
    +1
    We just voted for socialism so we cant be to concerned for our freedoms.
  • Divided... Conserv... 2008/11/30 03:32:02 (edited)
    Divided States of America
    +1
    Socialism has nothing to do with freedom.Capitalism has everything to do with slavery.
  • kudabux Scott 2008/02/24 15:34:21
  • Conserv... Scott 2008/11/18 16:38:46
    Conservative Crusader
    +3
    Well without a company to hire anyone seems like with the unions forcing businesses over seas we are taking steps back now. I only buy products from companies that do not use union labor. Youd be surprised the quality of the product and how much you save.
  • Divided... Conserv... 2008/11/30 03:02:41 (edited)
    Divided States of America
    your a fucking idiot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!...
    Your approach is why the country is in trouble.
    I'd "harm" you if I met you,and you said something so fuckin stupid!

    Send all business over seas! They have been doing that for a while and find noone is left to buy .Thats why the country is in the shape its in.

    Global economics is great if your a third world country.
  • America... Divided... 2009/03/03 16:38:33
    American Male
    no,,you're the idiot..maybe you best think twice before trying to "harm:" someone..you get it slapped back in your face
  • spunkys... Conserv... 2009/02/26 07:53:18
    spunkysmum ~  Tall In the Saddle, White Hat on Straight ~
    +1
    Cool! What a great idea!
  • kudabux sluggos... 2008/02/24 15:46:45
  • Curious E 2007/09/28 22:55:23
    No
    Curious E
    +1
    Case in point ---if you look at the sectors where the US is least competitive, these sectors are dominated by labor unions --- auto, airlines, healthcare, education, manufacturing, etc. That's enough anecdotal and empirical data for me.
  • kudabux Curious E 2008/02/24 15:49:09
  • Divided... Curious E 2008/11/08 02:41:56
    Divided States of America
    +1
    I don't feel you have made a good point.All these things require a population that is well paid. Our auto industries were mismanaged and the biggest issue is with the american people.Keep buying forien cars and products,and your putting more nails in americas coffin.
  • Conserv... Divided... 2008/11/18 16:41:49
    Conservative Crusader
    +2
    No matter how you defend the labor unions a turd is still a turd. I supply large groups of people with names and locations of companies who little to no union labor. Thus far their quality is superior and cheaper. They dont have people being paid just because they were there longer.
  • Divided... Conserv... 2008/11/30 03:16:22 (edited)
    Divided States of America
    You just don't get it.America can't compete with the world!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Quality is marginal and price is high,union or not.IF WE WON"T BUY AMERICAN WHO WILL?Unions need reform same as our fucked up system of government.
  • America... Divided... 2009/03/03 16:39:17
    American Male
    i will but what i want..i will try to buy from non union companies

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