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Old 09-19-2011, 12:53 PM
 
Location: Staten Island, New York
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This day and age with so many people out of work union members could really have such tactics backfire and find themselves completely out of work and out of contract. Plenty of people with families to feed will be more than happy to take their jobs.
Yep!
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Old 09-19-2011, 12:55 PM
 
Location: Southcentral Kansas
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Yeah, Dude, and when are we going to get Fedmart to replace Walmart, man?
You and I don't want to see that but some of the real lefties here certainly do think it would work very good. They need to awaken before they get what they want so badly.
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Old 09-19-2011, 12:59 PM
 
Location: Southcentral Kansas
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A win-win for the managers of companies who want to get rich off the backs of virtually slave labor and for the bankers who profit as well.
I don't remember kids dressing like those in the picture during the 1930s when I was a child. Maybe your picture is over 100 years old and many changes have taken place. I think that more of those changes were dependent on the Muckrakers who exposed so much of that kind of thing than on unions.

Do you have a copy of "How the Other Half Lives"? Surely you could find some worse pictures there.
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Old 09-19-2011, 01:07 PM
 
Location: Southcentral Kansas
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What would be a fair salary for a man who stands on the assembly line and tightens a nut someone else put on? It sounds like you think it should equal that of the white collar workers in corporate headquarters. Am I wrong?
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Old 09-19-2011, 01:10 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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DRAT no strike.


Deal reached in grocery talks - San Diego, California News Station - KFMB Channel 8 - cbs8.com
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Old 09-19-2011, 01:11 PM
 
Location: Midwest
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Got any evidence that suggests that we would?

Unions served a great purpose... in the past. Thanks to them, we now have in place the legal framework to guarantee that we wouldn't revert to the conditions you're so concerned about.

They did a great job. That job is done.

The only purpose they serve in 2011 is to continue to justify their existence to their members by getting them more compensation than the jobs they're performing are worth.
What would stop them?

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there between 12 - 50 million child workers in India, the highest number of underage workers in the world. Children are used in factories,construction, farms and domestic work. While the Indian legislature apparently has laws against child labor, it is seemingly loathe to use them. The children the laws are supposed to protect, still work from sunup to sundown for 20 cents
The Shame of India’s Child Labor | Process : Self-Honesty
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Old 09-19-2011, 01:13 PM
 
Location: Midwest
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I would LOVE to see the receipts for a month's worth of your purchases, so I could point out to you how you're "blindly supporting" that child labor.
I would rather not support it. We should take a stand, as a nation, and refuse to allow imports of any goods made by slave/child labor. I don't care what the stuff is. I can do without it!
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Old 09-19-2011, 01:14 PM
 
Location: Midwest
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You're either being deliberately dishonest or you're simply ignorant of the fact that advancing technology is the main reason for the statistics behind that graph.

Some people...
Advancing technology is the main reason for the lowered mean family income?
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Old 09-19-2011, 02:31 PM
 
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So we can conclude that both Ralphs and Albertsons have alternative plans for their continued financial success, right?
Find a new state.
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Old 09-19-2011, 02:32 PM
 
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^^^ A right to work state

The unions should take a hint from Boeing...

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