Join Date: Feb 2008
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Re: WI: Walker emerges victorious
At the onset, unions were a good thing for working people. They put an end to child labor, unfair labor practices, and brought many safety issues to light. Undoubtedly, they helped the American laborer. However, as with many institutions, greed and graft soon crept in and so began the downhill slide. Strong-arm tactics and violence defined many of the larger unions.
I remember many years ago, there was a nationwide teamster's strike. I saw trucks just pulled off the side of the road and abandoned. Even the independent drivers quit driving for fear of retaliation from the union members.
I was in the IAM for years, I got tired of watching them protect a bunch of dead-beat jerks that wouldn't hit a lick at their jobs because the union protected them. I always thought they should police their own ranks, it never happened.
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