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  •  But those victories came in a context... (0+ / 0-)

    ...of relative labor scarcity, so I don't see them as evidence for your view or against mine.  

    I'll Rochambeau you for it.

    by Rich in PA on Sun Aug 07, 2011 at 03:47:16 PM PDT

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    •  nonsense (1+ / 0-)
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      The sit-down strike wins and the Little Steel strikes came in the middle of the highest unemployment rate in US history.

      Every strike has its scabs. Every one.  Unions already know how to deal with them.

      •  Lenny: at every step of the way, we will (0+ / 0-)

        confront 'scabs' who will work against our resolve - to undermine, to subvert and defuse our strength with doubt.

         My hope is that passions are controlled and sufficiently resolute to maintain a non-violent approach throughout so as to reduce violence.

        •  alas, that is not up to us. (1+ / 0-)
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          I'm not aware of any violence that came from a union. In all the cases I can recall, it was the owners who initiated any violence---and the workers who then defended themselves. It wasn't our choice.

          I advocate exactly what the law says---people have a right to defend themselves when attacked.

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