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  •  People have problems understanding (9+ / 0-)

    that Union members are people just like us. If you're not in a union it's easier to believe the propaganda - sort of like not being a "welfare mother".

    And then there are all the jokes about some union member sweeping the floor and another being called to pick up the dust because of specialization.

    There is little understanding of how unions have helped create the job life we all have now - the higher pay, the benefits, the safety checks and more reasonable hours.

    •  Exactly Granny (2+ / 0-)
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      madgranny, StageStop

      the safety checks

      The recent mine disaster in Utah is an excellent example

      "If fighting for a more equal and equitable distribution of the wealth of this country is socialistic, I stand guilty of being a socialist." Walter Reuther

      by fugwb on Mon Sep 03, 2007 at 06:05:28 PM PDT

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      •  By all means FG, and without the union movement (2+ / 0-)
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        madgranny, StageStop

        Workplace safety and worker's rights would be close to non existing in America. Hope no one has forgotten what history has taught us, and why unions came to be. I prefer to leave "midnlessnes", and those tendencies to the GOP.

        Unions have had the occasional idiot, but so has humanity. In my book they've done more to build the America we cherish than the Repughs, ten times over!

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