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cdru
Go Colts
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join:2003-05-14
Fort Wayne, IN
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reply to alchav

Re: Union Scum

So how do you explain the thousands and thousands of small to large businesses that have absolutely no union employees?

CXM_Splicer
Looking at the bigger picture
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join:2011-08-11
NYC
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How do you explain that wages have been nearly stagnant for those workers for the past 30 years while the companys' profits increase? Or that the laws protecting workers and consumers have been whittled away for even longer? Where do you see us going if the laws protecting the workplace disappear?


KrK
Heavy Artillery For The Little Guy
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join:2000-01-17
Tulsa, OK
reply to cdru
They have to comply with LAWS that are a direct result of Labor activity and Unions, and haven't (yet) been able to remove or completely undermine said laws. Yet.
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"Fascism should more properly be called corporatism because it is the merger of state and corporate power." -- Benito Mussolini

Frohike
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join:2000-07-23
Waxahachie, TX
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Labor laws protect the minimum wage of a worker. Unions help workers get MORE than the minimum wage. Take the union away and that worker's pay is now at risk of dropping.


Rogue Wolf
Ate the Leftover Chicken You Had Saved

join:2003-08-12
Troy, NY
And there's plenty of people out there trying to remove those labor laws (and environmental laws, and any other laws keeping corporations from doing anything they want) for being "anticompetitive". Apparently, they believe the only way we can succeed is to out-China China. Which is great, if you want to work 16-hour shifts in dangerous conditions for $4 a day in a neighborhood clouded in pollution while your kids drink water full of lead... or if you're rich and can move away from all that.

Of course, that would destroy America... but the multinational corps can always find some other, emerging market to exploit. And hey, another nation full of undereducated, desperate people means cheaper labor, better profits and higher stock prices!
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