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Irresponsible and untrue reporting.

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lovinlife101
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Irresponsible and untrue reporting.

Post by lovinlife101 » Mon Sep 23, 2019 6:45 am

That’s putting it mildly for the UAW strike.

Anytime a media outlet allows a union member to say, “We’re fighting for all workers!” unchecked, they are committing journalism malpractice.

Those who belong to a private-sector union are in the single digit percentages. Do you think Toyota and Honda treat their employees better because of the UAW! HA!



screen glare
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Re: Irresponsible and untrue reporting.

Post by screen glare » Mon Sep 23, 2019 8:43 am

The unions in the US first powered up due to industry/ownership greed for money - over any concern for the well-being of employees. Workers were killed or injured or sickened in dangerous working conditions. They were thought of as chattel - disrespected by bosses, and cheated by company systems designed to keep employees down. Plus - abhorrent child labor was rampant.

There was too much injustice for too long. Anger boiled over into the streets. Work became a war against unsafe conditions and unfair wages.

Through years of bloody battles - employees tipped the balance of power. By organizing into unions - they finally attained some human respect - and workplace dignity and justice.

The union/management contest for power, respect, and justice has since carried on. It’s a delicate negotiation between employees and ownership that sustains both sides when a fair balance is struck. If union bosses get greedy and/or corrupted -forgetting the foundational reasons for their existence - then the unions eventually lose their power and are busted.

However - when they lose their influence and membership - the same type of abuses that caused unionization in the first place -slowly start to appear again.

Get ready for a resurgence in union creation, and in union membership. Why? Because as long as ownership is tempted to place profits over people - the urgency to band together in a union will swell and succeed.



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Re: Irresponsible and untrue reporting.

Post by lovinlife101 » Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:58 am

2018 Bureau of Labor statistics show 10.5% of U.S workers belonging to a union.

That number is down from 10.7% in 2017.

I 100% disagree with your hypothesis that there will be an upturn in unionization.

Normal, rational, moral human beings who believe they are not getting what they deserve at work simply leave that place of business and find better employment. Happens every day. These are the 89.5% of workers that don’t belong to a union.

What do those in the union do? Whine, complain, lie, play in traffic, and hit other people’s vehicles with pieces of wood while saying they’re doing it for “every worker.” And the media and cops play right along.



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Re: Irresponsible and untrue reporting.

Post by screen glare » Mon Sep 23, 2019 5:19 pm

Don’t learn the lesson of history.

Carry on, very stable genius.



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Re: Irresponsible and untrue reporting.

Post by lovinlife101 » Mon Sep 23, 2019 5:50 pm

screen glare wrote:
Mon Sep 23, 2019 5:19 pm
Don’t learn the lesson of history.

Carry on, very stable genius.
History has taught us it’s 2019, not 1919.

Everything is getting better.



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