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sweet-a-kins

Asked by sweet-a-kins at 2:51 PM on Feb. 25, 2011 in Politics & Current Events

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  • REAGAN: The Polish government has trampled underfoot to the UN Charter and Helsinki accords. It has even broken the GdaƄsk Agreement of 1980 by which the Polish government recognized the basic right of free trade unions and to strike.



    REAGAN: Ever since martial law was brutally imposed last December, Polish authorities have been assuring the world that they’re interested in a genuine reconciliation with the Polish people. But the Polish regime’s action yesterday reveals the hollowness of its promises. By outlawing Solidarity, a free trade organization to which an overwhelming majority of Polish workers and farmers belong, they have made it clear that they never had any intention of restoring one of the most elemental human rights—the right to belong to a free trade union.



    sweet-a-kins

    Comment by sweet-a-kins (original poster) at 2:52 PM on Feb. 25, 2011

  • Do what you want to do and take the lumps.


    Wisconsin teachers, etc.,. are taking the lumps.


    The people that pay ya, you can't force them to keep paying ya.


    That's the lumps.


    Everybody has serve somebody.


    Only one third of Wisconsin kids are reading proficient with the biggest education budget in the midwest.


    Those taxpayers are getting crapped on anyways.

    mustbeGRACE

    Answer by mustbeGRACE at 2:55 PM on Feb. 25, 2011

  • Just because it came out of Reagan's mouth doesn't mean I agree with it.
    lovinangels

    Answer by lovinangels at 2:57 PM on Feb. 25, 2011

  • MBG


    the reason for the protest has nothing to do with pay and everything to do with the gov trying to get rid of unions

    sweet-a-kins

    Comment by sweet-a-kins (original poster) at 2:57 PM on Feb. 25, 2011

  •  

    Just because it came out of Reagan's mouth doesn't mean I agree with it.

    Didn't say that it DID mean that..in fact that wasn't my Q at all

    sweet-a-kins

    Comment by sweet-a-kins (original poster) at 2:57 PM on Feb. 25, 2011

  • Sure it should be your right if you want to belong to a union.......It should also be a right to have a choice if you want to be a part of the union or not which isn't always the case, You want the job? Your part of the union.
    Charis76

    Answer by Charis76 at 3:01 PM on Feb. 25, 2011

  • Sure it should be your right if you want to belong to a union.......It should also be a right to have a choice if you want to be a part of the union or not which isn't always the case, You want the job? Your part of the union.

    I actually agree with that...too bad Walker doesnt
    sweet-a-kins

    Comment by sweet-a-kins (original poster) at 3:02 PM on Feb. 25, 2011

  • I don't know if human right is the term i would use but yes, i think the sentiment is correct.

    Anyone who thinks squashing collective bargining has anything to do with the budget need to get thier head out of their ass. If it was about the budget than this would have been done when they agreed to the consessions.

    Union busters can go fuck themselves. They are disgusting, waste of space, sell-out corporate cronies.
    UpSheRises

    Answer by UpSheRises at 3:04 PM on Feb. 25, 2011

  • Is it a "basic human right' to be in a union?


    Once again, I have no problem with people banding together to deal with unsafe conditions or things of that nature. What I have a problem with is the expectation that people in a union should not have to deal with the basic difficulties of being employed- people should not get raises en masse, they should not receive employment based on paying dues, and people in a union should be subjected to the same economic limitations that surround running a business. So, if a pay cut is in order to continue employment, that's what needs to happen.

    Some limitations are surely in order.
    lovinangels

    Answer by lovinangels at 3:11 PM on Feb. 25, 2011

  • the reason for the protest has nothing to do with pay and everything to do with the gov trying to get rid of unions

    They are NOT trying to get rid of unions. They are trying to get rid of SOME, not ALL, of the collective bargaining in PUBLIC sector unions. Even the dems hero FDR was against public sector unions.

    (capitalized words for Sweets who seems to love pointing things out that way)

    As to the question posted.....basic human right? I wouldn't go quite that far. Basic human rights to me are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness. I guess if you define happiness as belonging to a union you would agree.
    DSamuels

    Answer by DSamuels at 3:17 PM on Feb. 25, 2011

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