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  •  Actually, they never attempted to "unionize". (0+ / 0-)

    That kind of phrasing is a typical right wing attempt to twist the concept of unionization and make it sound "scary" to the average person.

    Any entity or entities that attempts to create a monopoly for their goods or services in order to eliminate the choices of users of those goods and services and thereby force them to pay higher prices.  That's called collusion or monopolization, not unionization.

    But nice try on putting a right wing spin on the subject.

    "If you trust you are not critical; if you are critical you do not trust" by our own Dauphin

    by gustynpip on Tue Dec 28, 2010 at 02:37:54 PM PST

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    •  Point is that coming together to get (0+ / 0-)

      more money for your services is not covered by the right to assembly or free association.  Labor law carves out a special exception to the Sherman Act for employees to do this.  When other people have tried - non-employees - the Sherman Act has been applied and claims that the Constitution protects this behavior have been rejected.

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