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View Poll Results: Are the unions driving away their industries?
Yes, and I'm in a union 6 18.18%
No, and I'm in a union 3 9.09%
Yes, but I'm not in a union 15 45.45%
No, but I'm not in a union 9 27.27%
Not Sure 0 0%
Voters: 33. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 03-02-2012, 01:46 PM
 
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Is it just me, or does it seem like most, but not all, unions are killing the industries they represent? They seem to be asking for more than what the companies in their industries are capable of giving them driving away the jobs that they were created to protect. I think unions were absolutely needed about 100 years ago, but today the seem to be too powerful and no longer concerned with the welfare of their workers. Just look at the teacher's union, ALL teachers, union or non union, are required to pay dues and they've essentially got a strangle hold on the state's budget. I'm too lazy to go into anymore details, but I just wanted to know if I'm not alone in my thinking.
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Old 03-02-2012, 02:13 PM
 
Location: West Orange, NJ
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how are utilities such as PPL and PSEG being destroyed by the Electric Workers' Union?

Some union moves are good, some are bad. Some management moves are good, some are bad.

you're definitely too lazy...
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Old 03-02-2012, 02:30 PM
 
Location: NJ
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i'm pretty sure i can list all the regulars on this board and predict what they'd vote with 90% accuracy, LOL.
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Old 03-02-2012, 02:32 PM
 
Location: NJ
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how are utilities such as PPL and PSEG being destroyed by the Electric Workers' Union?

Some union moves are good, some are bad. Some management moves are good, some are bad.

you're definitely too lazy...
exactly. this applies to everything. lawyers, RE agents, teachers, corporations, managers, government workers, politicians (yes, politicians), non-profits, people of faith, on and on and on and on....
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Old 03-02-2012, 02:39 PM
 
Location: NJ
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i'm pretty sure i can list all the regulars on this board and predict what they'd vote with 90% accuracy, LOL.
Quick, what will be my vote?

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Old 03-02-2012, 04:06 PM
 
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There are dozens of unions operating in New Jersey.

People seem to forget this and think that none exist outside the NJEA and the UAW...
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Old 03-02-2012, 07:42 PM
 
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dont blame the unions,most unions are blue collar workers just looking for a fair wage.how about a ceo who make big bucks,what makes a ceo worth soooooo much money???? if we didnt have the unions everyone would be making 7 bucks per hour,its not the unions ,its upper management,make /buy everthing overseas , and yes im pro union {ibew]
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Old 03-04-2012, 02:36 AM
 
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I don't blame the union workers themselves, it's the people in charge of the unions I blame. Part of my annoyance stems from a friend's family being forced to close their business because they could not afford the union's demands or a strike. I guess my real point, is that from what I've seen, the powerful unions seem unwilling to take a hit when needed.

The other issue is that I know the teachers union's unwillingness to work with the state has made aversely affected less powerful unions (such as the firemen's union)
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Old 03-04-2012, 12:51 PM
 
Location: NJ
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Quick, what will be my vote?



i think your answer is not listed.....if there was such a choice, it would be something along the lines of "this is a complex issue that can't be answered with only the absolute choices given". The "I don't know" isn't a good choice either.

What do I win?!
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Old 03-04-2012, 02:11 PM
 
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Unions wants money for drinking coffree 9-5 and doing nothing else. Lets throw the bums out.
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