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Old 08-19-2011, 02:54 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Happened at a plant I used to work at. I think it was a huge factor in the union gradually losing support over the years.
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Old 08-19-2011, 03:00 PM
 
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Scabs = scum......period
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My post concerned scabs in general, I didn't refer to that business man.
Backtracking now huh!

The title says "Union members shoot scab".

You post, "Scabs = scum......period".

Then someone who actually read the article finds out this man is not a scab and you try to say you didn't mean this guy is a scab.

Right!
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Old 08-19-2011, 03:10 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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So are the Pinkertons used to surpress unionization. Both sides are too willing to use violence. There are better ways to settle differences.
Just how far back should one go to pull from history? Funny how history is totally lost to people, until it fits their dialogue. They then become historians pulling up dusty tidbits that seem to fit.

The Pinkerton detectives were hired primarily by the railroads in the 19th century. They weren't Scabs. They were hired to protect the Scabs, so it seems we may need something similar in retrospect.

At a time when so many need jobs, we have unions that are willing to bring companies, and more importantly, local governments to a screaching halt over paying their fair share of retirement and healthcare costs. Bargaining rights and unionized labor was never supposed to be a part of the public sector. It's all about greed baby, and greed begets violence.
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Old 08-19-2011, 03:34 PM
 
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I stand by what I said.
So you support shooting someone because they don't have a union?
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Old 08-19-2011, 03:36 PM
 
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Both sides have their nutjobs.

The working class has this thug, the right had Timothy McVeigh.
"This thug" was part of a group that was making an organized effort to intimidate, vandalize and terrorize one man because he DARED to have a non-union shop.

Timothy McVeigh was a single nutjob that acted alone.

Both acts are horrible, but hardly similar.
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