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  •  This is why unions are needed today (4+ / 0-)
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    DSPS owl, PSzymeczek, eps62, Fairlithe

    Many people say that unions are a thing of the past and are no longer needed.  However, based on what we are seeing at Walmart and other companies we see that unions are needed more than ever to protect workers and make sure they get fairly compensated for their work.

    •  I agree completely, but (1+ / 0-)
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      we need more: full employment.

      If the Congress passed job creation legislation that resulted in full employment -- infrastructure, education, green energy, and so forth -- funding it with higher taxes on the rich, mistreated workers could tell their employers to "take this job and shove it". We need a labor environment where workers have as much leverage as employers. Then, employers would be forced to court workers instead of dictating to them.

      Note to Boehner and McConnell: "You don't need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows." --Bob Dylan-- -7.25, -6.21

      by Tim DeLaney on Sat Dec 01, 2012 at 12:38:43 PM PST

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