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Union pension bailout bill is gaining steam in Congress

Do you think this is a good thing? Do you think we need unions anymore? Unions are not In this econonmy, do you feel unions should be making concessions like the rest of the people are?

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layh41407

Asked by layh41407 at 10:18 AM on Jul. 31, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Oh hell no, whats good about it? Unions are a big reason states and companies are going broke. Unions used to be for the little people but now we really have few unscrupulous companies out there just to screw their employers. Unions just are not needed for a legitimate reason. This bill would cost your money. Do you really want your tax dollars paying for someones enormous pension?
    itsmesteph11

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 10:30 AM on Jul. 31, 2010

  • Just look what the union has done for Michigan. My husband makes more being retired from UAW 30 and out job than most people are making working. How can that be sustained?
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 10:54 AM on Jul. 31, 2010

  • The unions will get what they want from the democrats, it's called payback. Look at Obama and Andy Stern of SCIU. 

    Natesmom507

    Answer by Natesmom507 at 12:14 PM on Jul. 31, 2010

  • There are bad Unions, yes, but there are also good ones that protect the workers. In many companies, if it were not for Unions, the employees would be making minimum wages or less, and if you think the CEO's & Execs would be making less, think again and prices wouldn't go down either. And then there's the employee safety issue. Safety measures in any company can be expensive and it's an expense most companies don't really want and wouldn't invest in if the Unions weren't there to make sure they did. So while you blame the Union for companies going broke and hope for their demise, keep in mind that your chances of being critically injured or killed on the job are far less than they used to be because of the Unions.
    meriana

    Answer by meriana at 1:57 PM on Jul. 31, 2010

  • We bailed out GM who was bankrupt at least in part due to the unions, now we're paying for the unions. Where's the mommy's union? I demand no less than one hour between diaper changes. 8 consecutive hours sleep, no spit up on clothing that needs to be dry cleaned, and no whining when I have a headache.

    Sorry but the unions are not exempt from the recession and they must be willing to make some consessions.
    sopranomommy

    Answer by sopranomommy at 3:58 PM on Jul. 31, 2010

  • Obama and his kissing the union's azzes!

    They can all jump in a lake.
    mustbeGRACE

    Answer by mustbeGRACE at 4:15 PM on Jul. 31, 2010

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