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The Ugly Face of the Unions Unmasked in Wisconsin

Posted by on Feb. 20, 2011 at 6:31 PM
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 In Wisconsin it could not be any clearer. When the “defecation hit the rotary oscillator,” all the democrats in that state’s legislature boarded buses — and headed for parts unknown.

I rest my case!

What we clearly see here is a demonstration of the kind of courage the democrats bring to an issue. When the pitchforks and torches come out, they “get the hell out of Dodge!” (Actually – Wisconsin)

This is the kind of courage that lands our country in trouble time and time again when the Democratic Party is in power.

As of this moment, America is in serious trouble — nationally and internationally. Our national leader is of the party, which, in Wisconsin, boarded buses and took off.

It would be funny were it not for the fact that this is serious business.

I am STILL not over the fright Obama threw into me — and a huge number of Americans by his vacillating, “democrat two-step,” during the early stages of the ongoing Middle East fiasco. He clearly did not know what he was doing. He clearly did not know WHAT TO DO. He clearly did not have a plan of action for the US in the event the Mubarak government in Egypt fell, and he clearly has no idea what to do, even now.

Americans should note one important thing as they observe the furor and rage of the Unions in Wisconsin. Those are OBAMA’S PEOPLE! The Unions threw massive amounts of money and manpower into the election of Obama. It is important to know WHO those people in the streets really are.

I have news for the unions. They are not as powerful as they think they are. What is happening in Wisconsin now will have — no — has already had an effect on the American people as they have seen the unions with their façade down.

The more the unions riot, the less support they will have among the American people. And the better America will be as a result.

Another thing of note: The more money the unions spend on the sort of activity we are seeing in Wisconsin, the less they will have to insure their puppet is reelected in 2012. Now – THAT is a GOOD thing!

Come on, America! We all know Obama is a hand puppet for the unions in America.

There may have been a time in America’s past when labor unions were of some help to the working class in America, although you will have a difficult time trying to convince me. Even if that time did exist – it is long since past and today the labor unions are a burden on the workingman and workingwoman, and on the nation as a whole.

Incidents such as the ugly, ugly, demonstrations in Wisconsin simply show America why so many Americans object to labor unions — and states like mine have “right to work laws.”

It also demonstrates, as clearly as one could possibly hope, the ties between the Democratic Party and the labor unions in America. Take a good look, America. Those rioting unions are the “big club” of the Democratic Party and they will use it to keep YOU in line if we do not purge them from our government.

In November of 2012 we will have another chance to finish the job we began last November. That is to cleanse the US Senate and the Oval Office and put some adults in charge of the government of the United States. It will also give us the opportunity to put the labor unions in their place, which, most definitely, is not in the Oval Office, nor any place in the US government.

Observe how the democrats left town while their muscle covered their backsides as they retreated. There is a huge lesson to be learned from all this ugliness in the streets of Wisconsin. What we are seeing is the left at work.

No matter how the problems with the Wisconsin state budget are finally settled, union members are going to lose. Jobs WILL be lost. When the money is gone it is, well, GONE.

There will be other states in the near future, which will face the same sort of problem as Wisconsin. If the union rioting spreads to other states, look for the taxpayers to take another look, a favorable look this time, at the possibility of states filing bankruptcy. Seems to me that is where this is ultimately headed, anyway.

No. The unions aren’t doing themselves any good, at all, by the actions they are taking in Wisconsin. If anything, in the long run, they are doing damage to themselves that will require decades just for minimal recovery.

So – take a long, hard, look at the “demonstrating” unions in Wisconsin and ask yourself if that is what you want in your state. Because, more than likely, it is coming to your state, and like Wisconsin, it won’t be pretty.

http://westernfrontamerica.com/2011/02/20/ugly-face-unions-unmasked-wisconsin/

 

by on Feb. 20, 2011 at 6:31 PM
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sweet-a-kins
by Emerald Member on Feb. 20, 2011 at 6:43 PM
What complete horse sh#t

They are standing with their constiuents. I applaud them
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Raintree
by Ruby Member on Feb. 20, 2011 at 6:49 PM

Go Wisconsin, Go!

imamomzilla
by on Feb. 20, 2011 at 7:05 PM

 

So – take a long, hard, look at the “demonstrating” unions in Wisconsin and ask yourself if that is what you want in your state. Because, more than likely, it is coming to your state, and like Wisconsin, it won’t be pretty.

ARE YOU PREPARED?

SxyMartini
by on Feb. 20, 2011 at 7:06 PM

Its ok to take away people's rights as long as it's not theirs...

imamomzilla
by on Feb. 20, 2011 at 7:07 PM

 Yes, Wis. Democrats GO! You spineless cowards!

Quoting Raintree:

Go Wisconsin, Go!

 

sweet-a-kins
by Emerald Member on Feb. 20, 2011 at 7:08 PM
Yea we are. And I would support them

The repubs are planning this bs in other states so I hope each state can do the same


Quoting imamomzilla:

 


So – take a long, hard, look at the “demonstrating” unions in Wisconsin and ask yourself if that is what you want in your state. Because, more than likely, it is coming to your state, and like Wisconsin, it won’t be pretty.


ARE YOU PREPARED?


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CatRose15
by Cat on Feb. 20, 2011 at 7:19 PM

A union is a group of workers who form an organization to gain:

  • Respect on the job,
  • Better wages and benefits,
  • More flexibility for work and family needs,
  • A counterbalance to the unchecked power of employers, and
  • A voice in improving the quality of their products and services.


Early unions

The first local trade unions of men in the United States formed in the late 18th century, and women began organizing in the 1820s.[2] However, the movement came into its own after the Civil War, when the short-lived National Labor Union (NLU) became the first federation of American unions.

Women working under sweat shop conditions organized the first union in the early 19th century. According to the book American Labor, in 1834-1836 women worked 16–17 hours a day to earn $1.25 to $2.00 a week. A girl weaver in a non-union mill would receive $4.20 a week versus $12.00 for the same work in a union mill. The workers had to buy their own needles and thread from the proprietor. They were fined for being a few minutes late for work. Women carried their own foot treadle machines or were held in the shops until the entire shop had completed an immediate delivery order. Their pay was often shorted, but a protest might result in immediate dismissal. Sometimes whole families worked from sun up to midnight. Pulmonary ailments were common due to dust accumulation on the floors and tables. Some shops had leaks or openings in the roofs, and workers worked in inclement weather.

Despite the odds, some women challenged the employers. Their first organization was as an auxiliary, the Daughters of Liberty in 1765. In 1825, the women organized and called themselves the United Tailoresses of New York. Strikes occurred over the years, and some were successful.

From 1890 to 1914 the unionized wages in manufacturing rose from $17.63 a week to $21.37, and the average work week fell from 54.4 to 48.8 hours a week. The pay for all factory workers was $11.94 and $15.84 because unions reached only the more skilled factory workers.[15

The 1920s marked a period of decline for the labor movement. In 1919, more than 4 million workers (or 21 percent of the labor force) participated in about 3,600 strikes. In contrast, 1929 witnessed about 289,000 workers (or 1.2 percent of the labor force) stage only 900 strikes.[32] Union membership and activities fell sharply in the face of economic prosperity, a lack of leadership within the movement, and anti-union sentiments from both employers and the government.

Reagan and unions

Most unions were strongly opposed to Reagan in the 1980 presidential election. On August 3, 1981, the Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization (PATCO) union --which had supported Reagan—rejected the government's pay raise offer and sent its 16,000 members out on strike to shut down the nation's commercial airlines. They demanded a reduction in the workweek to 32 from 40 hours, doubling of wages, a $10,000 bonus and early retirement. Federal law forbade such a strike, and the Transportation department implemented a backup plan (of supervisors and military air controllers) to keep the system running. The strikers were given 48 hours to return to work, else they would be fired and banned from ever again working in a Federal capacity. A fourth of the strikers came back to work, but 13,000 did not. The strike collapsed, PATCO vanished, and the union movement as a whole suffered a major reversal, which accelerated the decline of membership across the board in the private sector.[73]

[edit] Decline of private sector unions

The UAW's numbers are representative of the manufacturing sector: 1,619,000 members in 1970, 1,446,000 in 1980, 952,000 in 1990, 623,000 in 2004.

Labor unions in the United States are legally recognized as representatives of workers in many industries. The most prominent unions are among public sector employees such as teachers and police. Activity by labor unions in the United States today centers on collective bargaining over wages, benefits, and working conditions for their membership and on representing their members if management attempts to violate contract provisions. Although much smaller compared to their peak membership in the 1950s, American unions also remain an important political factor, both through mobilization of their own memberships and through coalitions with like-minded activist organizations around issues such as immigrant rights, trade policy, health care, and living wage campaigns.

 

It helps if you know what it is your against.  And I could totatly see how most people are against minimum wage, health care for employees, vacation time, etc.  Because we all know large coporations give a shit about any of us. 

I am a: vaccinating; pro-choice; organic food eating; full-time working; single mom


toddler girl


 

Sarahb21
by Member on Feb. 20, 2011 at 7:32 PM

Are you another blind ranting Republican? You seem to ignore many facts of what is going on. The fleeing Democrats, didn't flee to hide form a fight. They left for the reason of forcing your stubborn and ignorant Republicans to negotiate rather than force feed bills of their own agenda.  These people that are rallying in the streets are every day people, many of which barely make a living on their union pay. The only reason Gov. Scott Walker is trying to take money from these people is because he blanketed a bill in December that granted over $135mill to big business in tax cuts. Talk about wasting money, Rep. motto: make the rich richer. These unions are the only thing keeping the government from stripping the working class of what little money they do make. If they manage to pull the plug on unions, don't be surprised when your pay starts getting cut as well.

As for our current commanding general, he has done what he can. It is hard to do much of anything when you take over a screwed up country put into crisis by the Republican martyr. He has fought tooth and nail to end the wars and put things back together, only to have every Republican in office fight off any improvement or resolution. Your so called "adults" the ones that have been causing government issues since the beginning of our government. Every war, the majority of the civil wars, and issues with other countries around the world. All the while pretending to be innocent and doing right. These people you are pushing to convince everyone to like are war mongrels, starting battles to win medals and make more money. The worst part is the have and are willing to take American lives in order to achieve their goals.

CatRose15
by Cat on Feb. 20, 2011 at 7:38 PM


Quoting Sarahb21:

Are you another blind ranting Republican? You seem to ignore many facts of what is going on. The fleeing Democrats, didn't flee to hide form a fight. They left for the reason of forcing your stubborn and ignorant Republicans to negotiate rather than force feed bills of their own agenda.  These people that are rallying in the streets are every day people, many of which barely make a living on their union pay. The only reason Gov. Scott Walker is trying to take money from these people is because he blanketed a bill in December that granted over $135mill to big business in tax cuts. Talk about wasting money, Rep. motto: make the rich richer. These unions are the only thing keeping the government from stripping the working class of what little money they do make. If they manage to pull the plug on unions, don't be surprised when your pay starts getting cut as well.

As for our current commanding general, he has done what he can. It is hard to do much of anything when you take over a screwed up country put into crisis by the Republican martyr. He has fought tooth and nail to end the wars and put things back together, only to have every Republican in office fight off any improvement or resolution. Your so called "adults" the ones that have been causing government issues since the beginning of our government. Every war, the majority of the civil wars, and issues with other countries around the world. All the while pretending to be innocent and doing right. These people you are pushing to convince everyone to like are war mongrels, starting battles to win medals and make more money. The worst part is the have and are willing to take American lives in order to achieve their goals.


I am a: vaccinating; pro-choice; organic food eating; full-time working; single mom


toddler girl


 

imamomzilla
by on Feb. 20, 2011 at 7:38 PM

 The states are going bankrupt. Are you fools really that naive??

banging head into wall

 

 

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