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    hoplite9, Joe Dinkin

    That's like saying that coal miners in non-union coal mines don't deserve worker health and safety laws, overtime pay, or any of the many "benefits" that federal and state law provides.  

    You have no idea of what employers do when workers try to unionize.  There are plenty of companies in the good old USA who make their living by stopping unionization efforts by any means that they feel are necessary - including breaking the law (firing organizers, having supervisors and management intimidate employees, holding captive audience meetings with all employees, etc.).  

    It's the main reason that unions wanted Card Check legislation.  They wanted to organize employees, gain members, and present their majority membership for recognition and the start of contract negotiations.

    Telling non-unionized workers that they're on their own isn't the solution.

    When did "Yes, We Can" become "No, We Really Can't"? Sue, West Allis, Wis.

    by Puddytat on Sun Jan 16, 2011 at 12:00:47 PM PST

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