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  •  It's illegal I think (1+ / 0-)
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    LilithGardener

    You can have certain kinds of worker ownership but I think that unions specifically can't own companies -- I could be wrong tho

    •  Laws can be changed (0+ / 0-)

      that's kind of the whole point of working our asses off to elect pro-worker politicians, isn't it?

      Or, unions could simply incorporate and then re-brand themselves as Employment Agencies and then use their leverage to force other corporations to sign exclusive contracts to use their labor. There's no law against that as far as I know.

      Al Qeada is a faith-based initiative.

      by drewfromct on Sun Nov 11, 2012 at 06:45:08 AM PST

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    •  Union would then be Co. management - definitely (1+ / 0-)
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      doc2

      a conflict of interest.

      •  I don't buy that. (1+ / 0-)
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        LilithGardener

        Unions are merely a coalition of workers. How can workers owning a stake in the company be a conflict of interest? By that reasoning, every self-employed small business person is in a state of conflict of interest.

        When workers own the company, they are working in their own self interest--if the company does well, they do well. Under the current model, management can and does exploit labor and is able to fire people simply to undercut wages regardless of how profitable a company may be. Like many other flaws in our society, it may be legal, but it sure as hell ain't right. This is why we get involved in the political system--to move society forward and correct these flaws that allow the few to exploit the many.

        Al Qeada is a faith-based initiative.

        by drewfromct on Sun Nov 11, 2012 at 08:11:05 AM PST

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