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    What if I don't want to pay taxes?  I enjoy all the benefits of tax money spent on roads, schools, libraries, etc.  I just don't want to pay my fair share for them.  I'd prefer to pay nothing, or perhaps negotiate with the government on what I'd like to pay to ensure I pay less.

    How about traffic laws?  I think it stinks that I have to stop at red lights.  I should be able to negotiate a deal where I get to choose what lights I stop at.

    Of course those are just as silly as suggesting that a few employees can cut loose from a union representing everyone else to negotiate a deal for themselves.

    Every employee enjoys the benefits from the union contract which covers wages, benefits, and working conditions as well as senority, retirement, and other matters.  They also get representation in grievances, discipliary proceedings, and contract negotiations (employees provide information on what they want their representatives to negotiate).  

    We're all in this together.  We rise or sink as a group.  One of the biggest tools that the big shots have is a divide and conquer strategy that has everyone scrambling over a few crumbs.  We have power as a group.  As individuals, not so much.

    There already is class warfare in America. Unfortunately, the rich are winning.

    by Puddytat on Wed Jan 04, 2012 at 10:31:41 AM PST

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