posted on Feb, 22 2011 @ 02:43 AM
reply to post by David9176
The truth is there are bad unions and good unions, no doubt we get both. That being said, there is no denying that without the Union, it would just be
the individual dealing with the employer, and while I agree there are good employers out there, history shows us that employees are the ones who are
often ripped off. Like or not, Unions have played a significant role in assuring suitable minimum wages and improved working environment over the
years. Now, libertarians and conservatives love to point to us of the violent labour unions before, or corrupted Unions, and this somehow labels all
unions under the same unbrella. It's another fallicious argument, in the same manner that all businesses are bad, or that all gun groups or other
political advocacy organizations are negative, it is simply not the case.
So now certain folks want to blame Unions for the fact businesses are cutting back, because goodness knows that if we only just put our complete trust
and faith in all employers and businesses, we'd be fine. I mean hey, it's the way of the system that we compete on slave labour with the likes of
Indian and Vietnamese workers. The arguments against Unions do not stand, it's just more excuses and lies parroted on here from the corporate
Like or not, it is our constitutional right
to be apart of Unions. I don't believe that private businesses or even government organizations
should be obligated to abide by the rules of Unions, but they cannot strip employees of that fundalmental right to petition and participate in Unions.
I can say the exact same for political organisations and advocacy organisations. It is our right, and to be frank, regarding those Union protestors in
Wisconson, their rights are not being stripped of them. Governor Walker may have established this rule that employees cannot bargain, but that's his
own law, his own rule, it doesn't apply to that constitutional right of the employee. Public workers are more than welcome to walk off the job, and
you know what, if other folks wish to work for slave labour against their own interests? So be it, although I trust they will not fill the void of
employees needed for the state to function, contrary to the delusions of others.
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