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  •  It's about winning elections (9+ / 0-)

    Republicans hate unions, because "owners" don't want to pay the serfs any benefits, or decent wages, this is true. This dates back to the industrial revolution. Don't forget, you wouldn't have a 40 hr work week, or paid sick time, or weekends, were it not for workers banding together years ago and standing up to the bosses.
    But these days, their larger motivation to destroy unions comes from politics.
    Here's a link to the top political donors for 2012. Notice the list is populated by big corporations, and a few (very few) unions. Take a wild guess at which party gets who's donations. This has been a slow process of destruction that started with Ronald Reagan and PATCO, the air traffic controllers' union.
    When Republicans finally bust all the unions, they will be able to have total control. Kiss you butt goodbye then.
    As Democrats, we need to stand together and stand up for workers everywhere.

    Everybody got to elevate from the norm....

    by Icicle68 on Fri Jun 08, 2012 at 12:56:47 PM PDT

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