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  •  We're a two union family (3+ / 0-)
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    myboo, greenearth, Dirtandiron

    Hubby belongs to two related, but non-competing unions.  My mom was a Teamster back in the day and would take my older sister to walk picket lines.

    She told us early on to never cross a picket line and to always respect the job action.  I've taught my children the same things.

    The traditional media is so often complicit when it comes to union-busting.  The longshore lockout on the west coast several years ago was almost always called a strike by the media.  People were wondering where their goods were and all they heard was that there was a strike.

    It wasn't true.  The employer locked out the union and brought in scabs to work the terminals.  Then Bush got involved and invoked Taft-Hartley.

    We hear how unions are draining the funds from states, but we don't hear all the other reasons states are in trouble.  It's class warfare and it is disheartening to think that the have-nots want to tear down the have-somes at the behest of the have-mosts.

    "Mommy, it takes 1,720 licks to reach the middle of the tootsie pop." --my son

    by jhb90277 on Sat Feb 19, 2011 at 02:09:12 PM PST

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