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Unions - Working with dignity

Unions - Working with dignity


I am all for Unions, because I am a Union Worker.

I have paid, and continue to pay (quite a bit) money into S.S. because of the money I make with my websites, but I will never get one penny of that money. Why? Because when I retire, (unless the GOP gobbles up my money) I'll be getting a pension.

All I can say is that unions protect workers from some slave driving employers.

One of the greatest benefits I get for being a union worker is having health insurance that pays 100%; even dental work. Prescription medicine costs me approximately $20.00.

Before I joined the military, I worked at a Jack-In-The-Box for a couple of months. I'll never forget when the manager called me a bitch. Unions protect employees from verbal abuse such as that.

This country is looking more and more like Mexico to me, where there are OODLES of the rich class, a few middle class, and OODLES upon OODLES of the poverty stricken class. Can't you all see how the GOP is hell bent on destroying us? What I'll NEVER understand is how the working class voted the GOP in, when it's always been as plain as the finger on my hand, that they could give a horses buck teeth if we live or die. They are for, and ONLY for the rich! Can't you see that?

Here are some links:
Union Workers Have Better Health Care and Pensions

Change To Win - The Union Advantage

WE ARE ONE - Join people across America who are rising up to support workers in Wisconsin, Ohio, Indiana and other states fighting for middle-class jobs


Moveon.ORG


Join The NRA

Comments

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daddy
Feb. 22nd, 2011 11:48 pm (UTC)
Well, You are in a union? That explains a lot. You have been drinking a lot of koolaid, laced with lies from George Soros. No use for me to say any more about the Union treachery or the Ass kissing of Obama to all the Union thugs. Your mind washing was done well.

As was written 'displaying the word to those that perish is foolishness'

I will comment no more about the socialist regime we find ourselves under or the destruction the Unions and other Soviet Militant groups are pointing us towards.

One day you will see that I have been right, I just pray its not after our Republic is not damaged beyond repair.
playgirl
Feb. 23rd, 2011 12:31 am (UTC)
Damn Iraq War...
Once the GOP completely stomps on the Unions, that will be the day when we, the working class (whether in the union or not), will go back to abuse from employers.

When you're in a union, an employer can't just fire you because he doesn't like you, or because you're sick or pregnant.

I blame Bush, Cheney, and his damn Iraq war for the horrible pickle we the working class are in now.
tigron_x
Feb. 23rd, 2011 04:31 pm (UTC)
Re: Damn Iraq War...
There is a saying in Democracy: "People have the government they deserve."
playgirl
Feb. 26th, 2011 12:58 am (UTC)
Re: Damn Iraq War...
Tig, there's not a damn thing we can do about it. The rich have taken over. How can we, the hard working class fight for our rights against all that money. I now see that money is power.
tigron_x
Feb. 26th, 2011 01:55 am (UTC)
Re: Damn War...
Look...
As long as you see the "rich" people as your enemy instead of the gun in the room, then it doesn't matter what you do.

The whole point of unions is so that the "working class" can rally together and buy the gun in the room.

It's no secret that politicians work for the highest bidder. Politicians spend the majority if their time campaigning. The majority of their schedules are full of meetings with lobbyists. And, there are lobbyists that support Unions and Industry.

Both represent an aggregate of people with similar ideals. And both buy off the government, i.e. the gun.

And both sides use the threat of violence provided by the government in order to accumulate wealth. The difference is the form of payment. Industry distributes the wealth it accumulates through negotiable instruments such as stocks. Unions distribute the wealth through benefits such as health care.

And, when you look at the heads of both sides, they're both rich. Union bosses do really well, and so do heads of industry. So, who is rich?

It's not you. It's not me. It's them. And I think it's because we keep supporting the use of violence to achieve solutions to social issues. And, it doesn't work!

This same mentallity has gone on for the past 100 years, and things are getting worse. It's time to stop and re-think our paradigms. Or keep doing the same thing and expecting different results.

That is the insanity that government is.
sweeny_todd
Feb. 22nd, 2011 11:56 pm (UTC)
I support unionism.
playgirl
Feb. 23rd, 2011 12:31 am (UTC)
Here's a high five!
davev1968
Feb. 23rd, 2011 01:31 am (UTC)
You really have no idea what MOST republicans believe, do you?

And, not all unions are good. Take the UAW for an example. Management gave into UAW demands that more senior people worked closer to the end of the line, that senior people could not do a junior person's job, and that junior people were laid off before senior people. This means that if layoffs are needed, the assembly line stops which is a lose-lose situation and if there are no layoffs, it is a lose-lose situation in the long run.

The problem comes when unions start using their negotiating power to force management to do things that are bad for the company as a whole.

If unions want to really improve things for the working class, they need to reign in management pay as a part of their negotiations.
playgirl
Feb. 24th, 2011 04:52 pm (UTC)
The union I belong to is pretty fair to both the employees and management. It is among the few most powerful, and will most likely merge with the other powerful ones soon in order to hopefully survive, which I sadly doubt.

There is absolutely no dought in my mind as to what the GOP is all about, and that is their love of the almighty dollar, so much so that they are willing to destroy the lives of the working middle class. For me, their all Scott Walkers.

I realize the Demos leave much to be desired, but of the two evils, I'll take the Democrats any day.
tigron_x
Feb. 23rd, 2011 04:50 pm (UTC)
Let me translate your remarks:

    I get paid off with healthcare plans and other benefits, therefore it's ok for government to support unions.

    But, when businesses and their owners get benefits, it's not ok.



Both parties are too dependent on the government. Neither side is standing on the higher moral ground. And all this debt created by this self-righteous, self-serving mentality is assumed by future generations that have no say in the matter. They are the ones who are born into this system, and through some great methods of indoctrination, they are taught that they are responsible for the debt we create. And, if they don't go along with this great plan we got setup for them, then they can go to jail.

Fuck! It's no wonder so many kids are on drugs. Their own parents can't face reality.
playgirl
Feb. 26th, 2011 12:56 am (UTC)
The only thing I'll comment on is this:

There is absolutely no excuse for kids being on drugs. If they can't handle the hard knocks of life, then when the become men and women, they won't survive for sure.
astrixas
Feb. 23rd, 2011 06:47 pm (UTC)
We still have Unions? I thought all of the union work got outsourced during the Clinton administration. Today you are lucky to find a job as EVERYTHING has gone overseas to increase corporate profit levels. None of our chicken shit political parties Democrats, nor Republicans go after big business because they fund BOTH campaigns to ensure they keep the status quo. If you know either a Democrat or Republican are going to be in power, financed them both and they both owe you.

We need a third party to actually go after these companies, tax the living shit out of them if they are an "American" company and over 50% of their employees are overseas. Even if the companies moved things back to America, and even if they paid Union wages, they would still make at least a 15% profit margin, they won't loose anything and they would help Americans, our economy, and our country. This will never happen with Democrats or Republicans in office, it's the same old game and same old finger pointing when BOTH of these parties are behind it.
playgirl
Feb. 23rd, 2011 11:21 pm (UTC)
everything...
We sure do, but for how long? And when unions are totally obliterated, you, me, and every worker, whether they're union workers or not, will go back to those days when employers could do whatever they wished with their employees.

And yes, EVERYTHING has just about gone overseas. I know you probably know about something I'll be posting soon; it's terrible.

I agree with everything you've stated here.


astrixas
Feb. 23rd, 2011 11:31 pm (UTC)
Re: everything...
employers do whatever they want now with their employees. Texas is a right to work state which means they do not need a reason to shit can you and can fire you out of the blue.
ayoub
Feb. 23rd, 2011 06:54 pm (UTC)
Unions are awesome.
playgirl
Feb. 23rd, 2011 11:14 pm (UTC)
Here's a high five for you, too!
playgirl
Feb. 23rd, 2011 11:13 pm (UTC)
Terrible...
Yes, it's terrible, but how about that old $arah Palin with her crosshairs map that caused Gabrielle Giffords to be shot in the head, and so many people to be murdered?

And how about Glen Beck, in reference to radicals, saying "you're gonna have to shoot them in the head."
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playgirl
Feb. 25th, 2011 03:37 pm (UTC)
I've just taken some pics of my legs wearing the leg warmers I bought in Peru, and my Nancy and Ronald Reagan house shoes. I'll post them soon. :o)

Thanks for the really nice comment on my legs, Sweet-Pie! :o)
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playgirl
Mar. 1st, 2011 12:48 am (UTC)
I can hardly believe I was once to the far right, and that I had a big crush on that A-hole Bill O'Reilly!

I have changed an awful lot, even the fiery passion, which has gotten worse! :o)

You once wrote a little something of friendship you wrote to me. I liked it so much that I made a special page for it. I didn't write the author, because I felt you wouldn't want me to.
http://www.romanticlovesecrets.com/Love-Letter-Friendship.html
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playgirl
Mar. 4th, 2011 05:52 am (UTC)
That's how much I liked it. It's rare the times I'm touched.

How nice it would be if you could find them so I can make special pages for them. Perhaps someday you'll give me permission to add your name, even if it is evilight. :o)
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