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  •  Have you ever heard of scabs? (1+ / 0-)
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    Special K

     The ability to hire permanent replacements for strikers, which employers have in this country, makes a mockery of the right to strike. If workers strike, they can be replaced. If an individual strikes, they just quit their job.

     You need to get away from the libertarian boards and check out how things work in the real world. Libertarianism is a nice theory, but so is communism.

    What's the difference between Vietnam and Iraq? Bush knew how to get out of Vietnam.

    by happy camper on Mon Aug 25, 2008 at 05:33:42 AM PDT

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    •  strikers have been dealing with scabs (1+ / 0-)
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      Marja E

      Since the dawn of the labor movement.

      But seriously, you didn't even read that article, did you?

      You don't have to walk off the job and picket outside in order to strike. You can do slowdowns, or mass sick days, or "everyone goes home after lunch"....all of these things have serious effects on the employers, and don't allow for the hiring of scabs.

      And this isn't libertarianism, per se....it's much closer to anarchism.

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