Anti-union push spreads to Indiana; so does Dem walkout

From The Indianapolis Star:

“House Democrats are leaving the state rather than vote on anti-union legislation, The Indianapolis Star has learned.

A source said Democrats are headed to Illinois, though it was possible some also might go to Kentucky. They need to go to a state with a Democratic governor to avoid being taken into police custody and returned to Indiana.

The House was ca(lled) into session this morning, with only two of the 40 Democrats present. Those two were needed to make a motion, and a seconding motion, for any procedural steps Democrats would want to take to ensure Republicans don’t do anything official without quorum.

With only 58 legislators present, there was no quorum present to do business. The House needs 67 of its members to be present….

Today’s fight was triggered by Republicans pushing a bill that would bar unions and companies from negotiating a contract that requires non-union members to kick-in fees for representation.”

The provision being pushed in Indiana may not sound like much at first, but it’s the crux of most labor law. Supporters call it a “right-to-work law,” because it allows non-union workers to get jobs at so-called union shops. Opponents call it a “right-to-work-for-less” law, because it makes it much harder to organize and sustain a union. If non-union members are allowed to enjoy the benefits of a union contract without paying union dues, many will choose to do so, in time weakening the union both financially and politically.

Georgia is one of 22 states in the country with a “right-to-work law.” Indiana Republicans are trying to make their state number 23, as are their counterparts in Ohio.

I guess it all makes sense, given how unions played such a central role in causing the near-collapse of the nation’s economy.

– Jay Bookman

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Hillbilly Deluxe

February 22nd, 2011
12:40 pm

The House was came into session this morning,

Huh?

Jimmy62

February 22nd, 2011
12:49 pm

Certainly I am 100% against closed shop rules. That’s inane. If I want to work for an employer, no third party should be able to say I can’t because I refuse to join their group. Essentially the state of Indiana restricts the freedom of its citizens by saying they can’t work unless they join a union. And let’s say you are a conservative, and forced to join a union that then takes the due you would prefer to keep, and sends them to Democrat campaigns for political office. Not only is that not just, but it borders on evil. And it’s certainly NOT something that should happen in a democracy. If you were against the Citizen’s United ruling, then you ought to be against closed shop states, too. I can’t think of anything that justifies closed shop, not if you are also in favor of freedom.

Jay

February 22nd, 2011
12:51 pm

Jimmy, as I understand it, the law in Indiana says unions and employers CAN negotiate a closed-shop contract, not that they must.

USinUK

February 22nd, 2011
12:52 pm

“given how unions played such a central role in causing the near-collapse of the nation’s economy”

DAMN THOSE UNIONIZED HEDGE FUND MANAGERS AND THEIR COLLECTIVE BARGAINING!!!

oh, and the pelican-scrubbers, too, while we’re at it!

Jay

February 22nd, 2011
12:52 pm

And Hillbilly, I fixed that typo in the Star extract.

barking frog

February 22nd, 2011
12:53 pm

Some things about freedom are difficult, right to work is one.

getalife

February 22nd, 2011
12:53 pm

When they came for the unions, Dems shut down Congress.

Bravo Dems.

Have ya’ll noticed our con trolls never accept personal responsibility for their failed party’s actions?

They always blame others like two year old children.

RW-(the original)

February 22nd, 2011
12:57 pm

Are we sure this isn’t really just some cabal involving the Illinois tourism board?

USinUK

February 22nd, 2011
12:57 pm

RW – mmmmm … Chicago in February … oh-so-special

USinUK

February 22nd, 2011
12:58 pm

RW – I don’t know about you, but this doesn’t scream “flipflops and sunblock” to me

http://www.chicagonow.com/blogs/leshock-value/2011/02/snowstorm-photos-the-great-chicago-blizzard-of-2011.html

Southern Comfort (aka The Man)

February 22nd, 2011
12:58 pm

That’s inane. If I want to work for an employer, no third party should be able to say I can’t because I refuse to join their group.

If you applied for a closed shop job and don’t want to join the union, then you really don’t want that job.

And let’s say you are a conservative, and forced to join a union that then takes the due you would prefer to keep, and sends them to Democrat campaigns for political office.

NOt gonna happen as there are laws already on the books against that. Unions have PACs just like everyone else that they use for political purposes. If you don’t want to contribute to the PAC, you don’t have to. It’s not a requirement of membership.

If you were against the Citizen’s United ruling, then you ought to be against closed shop states, too.

You’ve displayed your displeasure on closed shop rules. When will we see your display against the Citizen’s United?

Peadawg

February 22nd, 2011
1:01 pm

“Today’s fight was triggered by Republicans pushing a bill that would bar unions and companies from negotiating a contract that requires non-union members to kick-in fees for representation.”

Why stop there? Pass a damn bill to bar unions, PERIOD. They had their time and place…

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Hillbilly Deluxe

February 22nd, 2011
1:02 pm

as I understand it, the law in Indiana says unions and employers CAN negotiate a closed-shop contract, not that they must.

I don’t claim to know what the law is in Indiana, or anywhere else for that matter, but I don’t think a person should be forced to join a union but I also see nothing wrong with a closed shop, if both the union and the employer agree to it. I think it’s going to be a long, slow battle but I think the pendulum, which has swung against unions for so long, may be about to start swinging back the other way.

USinUK

February 22nd, 2011
1:02 pm

“Pass a damn bill to bar unions, PERIOD”

POWER TO THE CORPORATIONS!!! they’re so downtrodden

Cekker

February 22nd, 2011
1:04 pm

Good old Dems — when the kitchen gets hot, they run to Illinois to play kiss-kiss with Rahm and the rest of the high-brow Chicago machine.

RW-(the original)

February 22nd, 2011
1:06 pm

Or paying to attack your spouse

Jade Thompson’s husband, Andy, is running for the State House in The Buckeye State. Co-workers gave Jade mailers which attacked her husband. “Now imagine my dismay when I saw that those defamatory mailers were paid for by the Ohio Education Association – my teachers’ union,” said Jade. “In effect, they are using my union dues to attack my husband!” Jade argued in an op/ed that teachers’ views are representative of the voting populations they come from – ie. diverse. She claims it is wrong for the Ohio teachers union to assume that all of Ohio’s teachers are liberal, as she states the OEA’s agenda is. Andy Thompson will supposedly back a bill that prevents teachers’ union due from going to a political cause without written permission. Ohio voted in favor of so-called “paycheck protection” twice, but the Ohio Supreme Court also overturned it twice.

Several states have paycheck protection laws in place:Washington, Utah, Idaho, Michigan, and Wyoming. One of the theories behind paycheck protections is to test if the union is properly representing its members. Union members can vote with their dollars. If a union is noticing many members are filing to have their dues withheld from a political campaign, the union will realize that they are misrepresenting their membership and change direction. It is a market-based solution to greater democracy in unions. That’s the theory anyway. Many have worried that paycheck protections will just be subverted by loopholes. Some teachers unions have campaigned against these laws fiercely. The California Teachers Association threatened two teachers with jail time for circulating an email supporting the 2005 effort for paycheck protections in the state.

Stonethrower

February 22nd, 2011
1:06 pm

While we are getting rid of unions, let’s also get rid of the Americans with Disabilities Act and FMLA. If you get sick or injured or miss work due to childbirth or have a sick child then you lose your job. Why stop there! If you get older and not as productive we will lay you off for a younger cheaper work force. No pension or social security cause we need to get rid of that also!

Jack

February 22nd, 2011
1:07 pm

I’m guessing that Bookman belongs to a union.

Deep Throat

February 22nd, 2011
1:09 pm

The Chicken Sh– Party, they never met a bill they could not run from.

Redneck Convert (R--and proud of it)

February 22nd, 2011
1:11 pm

Well, how can we stick it to them when they won’t even stay in the state, much less bend over? We want to get rid of the people that give money to the librul Democrats and the librul Democrats won’t even vote on it! How unfair is that? I mean, they need to be reasonable about this. It sure beats me why they would walk out. I mean, they could do the decent thing and call a filibuster or something.

This is just disgusting. Have a good p.m. everybody.

Deep Throat

February 22nd, 2011
1:11 pm

The Chicken Sh– Party motto, They can’t say we only vote no. we’ll run hide.

barking frog

February 22nd, 2011
1:14 pm

Secessionists were Union busters and were forced to return
to a closed shop at the point of a gun…

Deep Throat

February 22nd, 2011
1:15 pm

The Chicken Sh– party, kill the Unions oh-no, we must hide or we’ll have to vote, the Unions support the Chicken Sh– Party.

JKL2

February 22nd, 2011
1:16 pm

Love the new Democrat strategy. Take my ball and go home. Nothing says leadership like not showing up to work.

I guess it’s all part of obama’s “new civility”.

Hillbilly Deluxe

February 22nd, 2011
1:16 pm

Pass a damn bill to bar unions, PERIOD. They had their time and place…

And if you were to get your wish, it would take a while but things would regress right back to where they were before there were unions. No paid vacations, no holidays, no sick leave, no limits on working hours, no safety standards, etc. We’ve already seen the demise of the defined benefit pension, for the most part, and health insurance through the workplace is fading fast. Saying that they’ve had their “time and place” is to deny basic human nature. The party with the upper hand will always exercise that power as much as they can. That’s true of most any human endeavor.

Deep Throat

February 22nd, 2011
1:18 pm

The Chicken Sh– Party, vote for me I run from my duties !

Nice Guy

February 22nd, 2011
1:18 pm

Jay – ” guess it all makes sense, given how unions played such a central role in causing the near-collapse of the nation’s economy.”

Sometimes your cheap shots are just laughably weak, Jay.

Deep Throat

February 22nd, 2011
1:21 pm

Who pays for the hotels and meals that the Chicken Sh– Party is racking up.

Mick

February 22nd, 2011
1:24 pm

peadawg

Why don’t we bar you, you’ve had your time and place….done

Mr_B

February 22nd, 2011
1:26 pm

Peadawg: The SCOTUS long ago decided that union activity fall under 1st Amendment protection. Ever here of the Constitution?

Deep Throat

February 22nd, 2011
1:28 pm

The Chicken Sh– party, we must get younger members elected, so we can run away faster.

kayaker 71

February 22nd, 2011
1:29 pm

Off Topic,

Enough about unions. We’ve had our fill. What’s Bozo going to do about the four Americans killed by those peace loving Somali pirates? Ever wonder why they don’t attack Russian ships? The Russian don’t put up with that crap. And we should not as well. Last Russian ship that was attacked had a platoon of rangers on board. They sunk the launch, sunk the mother ship and killed most of the pirates outright in a pitched gun battle. Russians don’t like to be intimidated and are not bothered too much by political correctness. We should be so lucky.

One Nation Under educated

February 22nd, 2011
1:29 pm

evil unions
union thugs
democrat party
the “chicago way”
“chicken” – after setting a 200 yr record for filibusters

All I need is “teleprompter” for wingnut Bingo!

Mick

February 22nd, 2011
1:30 pm

Simple question: Would all of this be happening right now if a certain republican party wasn’t hell bent on destroying unions? Where are the jobs?

Doggone/GA

February 22nd, 2011
1:30 pm

“Last Russian ship that was attacked had a platoon of rangers on board.”

Yep EVERY private yacht should have a platoon of Rangers on board. Should be part of the package when you buy the yacht.

Mick

February 22nd, 2011
1:32 pm

yaker

I guess when obama gave the go ahead to take out somali pirates didn’t count for nothing? B.S. argument, will get you nowhere..

Southern Comfort (aka The Man)

February 22nd, 2011
1:33 pm

HD

As far as the pendelum swing, you might have a point there. I would hate to see history repeat itself with the conditions you described @ 1:16 especially considering those rules would hit my daughter harder than they would hit me. I hear all this talk about not leaving debt to children and grandchildren. I guess they’ll be able to pay it off working those long work weeks and stuff. :)

jm

February 22nd, 2011
1:33 pm

Go Indiana. Unions are not responsible for the recession. This is, however, about competitiveness for the purposes of job creation. Unions stifle job creation by reducing business flexibility. If Unions were so great, then it seems odd all the new car plants have been built in the South RTW states. Go GA, IN, OH, WI!

Peadawg

February 22nd, 2011
1:33 pm

“Where are the jobs?” – Considering the Democrats have held House, Congress, and Presidency for over 2 years you may want to ask them.

“Ever here of the Constitution?” – Is that the same the piece of paper that Obama uses for tp?

jm

February 22nd, 2011
1:34 pm

Oh Jay, I did forget to mention. While the Unions didn’t cause the recession, they are causing a big portion of the blowup in State and local budgets in Unionized states. So with respect to PEU’s, this is about fixing the budgets, once and for all.

Deep Throat

February 22nd, 2011
1:35 pm

Mick, that was before the Democrat Party bcame the Chicken Sh– Party, now they run away from any decision.

Southern Comfort (aka The Man)

February 22nd, 2011
1:35 pm

Doggone

Wouldn’t that constitute the government getting into the private lives of citizens and overstepping it’s Constitutional bounds??

kayaker 71

February 22nd, 2011
1:35 pm

Doggone,

They hold over 600 hostages in their country for ransom. If all SHIPS, not private yachts, started carrying armed protection, and used it, we wouldn’t have this problem. But this needs leadership. Think anything is going to happen while Bozo is our “leader”? Seen any Israeli ships attacked lately?

jm

February 22nd, 2011
1:37 pm

kayaker 71 – remind me to never set sail in the Indian Ocean / Arabian Sea. If going to Asia, I’ll go via the Pacific.

Mick

February 22nd, 2011
1:37 pm

throat

All’s fair in love, politics, and war. You’ve gotta do, what you gotta do, to fight the power.

Southern Comfort (aka The Man)

February 22nd, 2011
1:39 pm

<i.If all SHIPS, not private yachts, started carrying armed protection, and used it, we wouldn’t have this problem.

BY international maritime law, non-military ships can not usually be manned by armed personnel.

Mick

February 22nd, 2011
1:40 pm

yaker

Seriously, are we the world police? What about those budget cuts? When it comes to those “pirates” corporations are free to hire their own merceneries and the rich with yachts, well one grenade launcher should do the trick…

jack bull

February 22nd, 2011
1:42 pm

i really didn’t know that Democrats were in bed with unions to this extent..

Deep Throat

February 22nd, 2011
1:43 pm

Mick that does not even make ONE iota of sense. You elect some one to represent you, but when things don’t gotheir way they run away. I can only imagine what you would say if the Republican Party did this. This Chicken Sh– and they will be known as the Chicken Sh– Party.

Deep Throat

February 22nd, 2011
1:45 pm

jack bull their not only in bed with them, now they are laid up in hotel rooms with them.

Del

February 22nd, 2011
1:46 pm

Looks like the party of, no we can’t and no we won’t, have got themselves on the wrong side of this issue according to polls. The childish behavior of MIA democrats in Wisconsin and now in Indiana will certainly only help republicans and hurt democrats nationally. Obama who appeared to be stepping into this issue seems to be pulling back for good reason.

jm

February 22nd, 2011
1:46 pm

jack bull – the Dems are a wholly owned subsidiary of the AFL-CIO, SEIU, teachers unions, all government unions, etc etc etc.

It is absolutely disgusting. Special interest favoritism and corruption at its worst.

jm

February 22nd, 2011
1:46 pm

Dems don’t want to work for their pay? Jail or removal from office….

Mick

February 22nd, 2011
1:47 pm

throat

The issue that’s causing them to deny legislation is the only tactic left for them to use. They have the support of many constituents and are just trying to slow down the rush to legislate out unions, so be it..

jm

February 22nd, 2011
1:47 pm

Sorry, unions are my hot button issue. I can have a sane conversation on most things. But with unions, its really a simple story. They’re corrupt thieves.

stands for decibels

February 22nd, 2011
1:47 pm

Opponents call it a “right-to-work-for-less” law

I prefer “Slavery II: Electric Boogaloo.”

Hillbilly Deluxe

February 22nd, 2011
1:48 pm

They’re corrupt thieves.

Unlike Goldman Sachs, Bear Stearnes, AIG?

Mick

February 22nd, 2011
1:49 pm

jm

You’re wearing your hate on your sleeves and its not pretty. The legislators should forfeit all pay while off duty.

Paulo977

February 22nd, 2011
1:51 pm

Peadawg…“Ever here of the Constitution?” – Is that the same the piece of paper that Peadawg uses for tp?”

There you go I fixed it !!!

jm

February 22nd, 2011
1:51 pm

Hillbilly Deluxe – The Unions have been given a monopoly and they abuse it. I am against monopolies of any sort. I severely disliked the Wintel monopoly, ATT, etc. Those monopolies did (or are) coming to an end. It’s time for the union monopoly to end as well.

Bosch

February 22nd, 2011
1:51 pm

Southern Comfort (aka The Man)

Oh Lord that’s a good one, SoCo.

Deep Throat

February 22nd, 2011
1:52 pm

Mick your so ????? T he majority of the nation was against the Chicken Sh– Party and Oblunder care, did the Republican run from their duty ? No that did their job and voted against it, and the nation voted to oust the Chicken Sh– Party members in Nov.

jm

February 22nd, 2011
1:53 pm

Democraps is really becoming an accurate term…. wait, vote? well, I don’t want to play anymore. I’ll just take my chips, go home, and upend the whole principle of democracy. Incredible……

Peadawg

February 22nd, 2011
1:54 pm

“Dems don’t want to work for their pay? Jail or removal from office….” – I say removal from office. I can just imagine what my boss would do if I refused to work…

Bosch

February 22nd, 2011
1:54 pm

“And if you were to get your wish, it would take a while but things would regress right back to where they were before there were unions. No paid vacations, no holidays, no sick leave, no limits on working hours, no safety standards, etc. We’ve already seen the demise of the defined benefit pension, for the most part, and health insurance through the workplace is fading fast. Saying that they’ve had their “time and place” is to deny basic human nature. The party with the upper hand will always exercise that power as much as they can. That’s true of most any human endeavor.”

That Hillbilly Deluxe….he’s an alright guy.

Deep Throat

February 22nd, 2011
1:57 pm

jm, its no longer the Democrat Party, it’s the Chicken Sh–Party.

George W

February 22nd, 2011
1:57 pm

Come on Dems RUN RUN isnt that what you always do?

moonbat betty

February 22nd, 2011
1:57 pm

Georgia landed a huge blow against government workers today.

They plan to cap lottery employee’s bonuses at 25%.

25% – How will they survive?

I smell a strike a comin’!

Mick

February 22nd, 2011
1:59 pm

Obviously, some boneheads here fail to see that the problem has to do with eliminating unions. That’s the goal and damn the torpedo’s, well some here are glad that there is a fight and people will not cave to these quasi dictator repub governors. It has been pretty well documented now that scott walker is nothing more than a tool for those greedy basturds – the koch brothers. Repubs can genuflect when you hear thy mighty names.

Deep Throat

February 22nd, 2011
2:01 pm

Mick what Union do you give your money ?

Del

February 22nd, 2011
2:02 pm

Wonder if they’ll go after those quack doc’s out on the streets writing phony sickness excuses for protesters.

George W

February 22nd, 2011
2:02 pm

Deep Throat

February 22nd, 2011
2:04 pm

Mick, how can there be a fight when your Chicken Sh– Party runs away ?

Bosch

February 22nd, 2011
2:05 pm

It’s funny to me that younger guys like jm and Peadawg who have written about how they hate their jobs and make low wages hate unions. It’s this attitude of damn the unions that has folks like the Koch Brothers laughing all the way to the bank.

godless heathen

February 22nd, 2011
2:05 pm

Elections have consequences. The Dems were defeated in the state elections, but now some representatives refuse to accept the consequences of democratic rule.

I wonder how many AWOL Dems Jay is keeping at his house.

Mick

February 22nd, 2011
2:06 pm

throat

AFL-CIO, my brother…

Bosch

February 22nd, 2011
2:07 pm

And from the looks of what is going on in DeKalb County, Georgia might just be next.

Deep Throat

February 22nd, 2011
2:08 pm

Bossh would rather give his money to thugs and people of suspect character.

Del

February 22nd, 2011
2:08 pm

Mick, calm down…elections have consequences. Governor Walker is only doing what he told the voters he would do if elected. The voters in Wisconsin agreed and he was elected to office. The democrats can run and hide but they can’t change the election.

Peadawg

February 22nd, 2011
2:08 pm

“Peadawg who have written about how they hate their jobs and make low wage” – LOL good luck finding a quote on that one Boschy.

Bosch

February 22nd, 2011
2:08 pm

This is what “cut spending” looks like. It all sounds great until you call 911 and no one shows.

stands for decibels

February 22nd, 2011
2:09 pm

A
as for gh’s bit @ 2.05:

Few Lessons Learned Regarding Wisconsin:

1. Remember: elections have consequences, as long as it’s a conservative who is elected. Senate Republicans in Washington did not give a flea’s f@rt about the consequences of the 2008 elections in blocking Barack Obama’s agenda that he campaigned on and won with. And for many on the right, that was just politics. But in Wisconsin? It’s merely, “Well, [bleepers], you elected him. Now, he gets to do what he wants.”

Except for one thing: not once in his campaign did Scott Walker mention that he was even considering getting rid of collective bargaining rights for public employees. Yeah, that little detail of his “budget-cutting plan” was left out of his campaign website, for instance. And a Nexis search of “Scott Walker” and “collective bargaining” for any time before his inauguration yields only this from June 18, 2010: Questions from a Wisconsin Democratic Party press release about Walker’s plan to deal with public employee pensions: “Since this gimmick will require agreement through collective bargaining, you can’t guarantee any of these savings, can you? Or are you proposing the elimination of collective bargaining and wouldn’t that prompt costly lawsuits?” The Rude Pundit reads that as sarcasm, as if it’s too ludicrous to consider, ha-ha.

Hillbilly Deluxe

February 22nd, 2011
2:10 pm

Depending on whose figures you use, the percentage of the American workforce that belongs to a union is about 15%. They must be a mighty powerful bunch to have a monopoly.

Bosch

February 22nd, 2011
2:10 pm

Peadawg,

I was mistaken then, I thought I remembered you once talking about how you didn’t make alot of money. My bad.

Mick

February 22nd, 2011
2:11 pm

del

I believe walker left out the part about eliminating the unions, cutting the budget, yes asking for concessions, yes but out and out dismantling unions, no.

Deep Throat

February 22nd, 2011
2:11 pm

Mick I don’t give my money to any Union and I have just as many rights as you, really makes you look —well ?????

stands for decibels

February 22nd, 2011
2:12 pm

from the earlier link:

4. Remember: if Republicans in the Senate abuse the rules that run their house by filbustering or putting individual holds on nearly every single bill or nomination from the House or the White House, refusing to even allow them to be considered, even if it affects the actual functioning of the nation, that’s just brave men and women standing in the way of Democrats enslaving the American people. But if Democrats in Wisconsin deny the Assembly a quorum by leaving the state, that’s just arrogant politicians refusing to do their jobs.

Kamchak

February 22nd, 2011
2:12 pm

AWOL?

The rhetoric do-do is getting deep in here.

Peadawg

February 22nd, 2011
2:13 pm

“I was mistaken then, I thought I remembered you once talking about how you didn’t make alot of money” – That all depends on what “a lot” is to you and me. And I NEVER said I hate my job. I’m one of the few that can honestly say I love my job. Go back to the kids table, pal, if you’re going to start spouting flat-out lies.

Mick

February 22nd, 2011
2:14 pm

throat

Don’t be an ignoramous, you know nothing of my life or work situation. I’m OK with my life and you?

Del

February 22nd, 2011
2:14 pm

Mick, I believe he’s allowing collective bargaining for wages, that’s not dismantling unions.

Uhoh

February 22nd, 2011
2:15 pm

Let the layoffs begin. That’l change their minds.

Dan

February 22nd, 2011
2:15 pm

The crux is, in the private sector, unions and management negotiate, and while they may prioritize things different they both have a vested interest in keeping the business viable. With government unions, the unions are often negotiating with recipients of their political donations, causing a conflict of interest even such notable liberal as FDR understood the untenable nature of goverment unions. This is simply about a segment of society wanting to retain and grow their sweet ride from the rest of the taxpayers

Bosch

February 22nd, 2011
2:15 pm

Well good Peadawg, I said I was mistaken — it might do you a lesson to accept an apology instead of a straight up hissy fit.

Jackie

February 22nd, 2011
2:16 pm

The tactics used by the Dems in WI and IN are no different than those used by the Repubs in the US Senate. They are a minority and use the filibuster to stop any(most) legislation without a vote.

Can anyone explain the difference?

Mick

February 22nd, 2011
2:16 pm

bosch

Unbelievable, you take a step back for a my bad and the other party still feels the need to lash out. You’re a stand up man in my book..

carlosgvv

February 22nd, 2011
2:16 pm

There was a time in this country when a 6 day workweek 12 hours a day, no vacations, no sick time, no overtime and no paid holidays was the norm. You may rest assured it was not “compassionate conservatives” who fought for years for the benefits workers now have. Big Business would love to go back to the old ways and Republicans will do everything they can to make it happen. Their constant attacks on Social Security and Unions are just the tip of the iceberg.

Deep Throat

February 22nd, 2011
2:17 pm

Mick and I’m ok with abolishing Unions and their thugs.

Bosch

February 22nd, 2011
2:17 pm

Jackie,

The Republicans in the Senate are national heroes stopping the spread of socialism from infiltrating the very fiber of our being. Didn’t you get the memo?