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Sun Dec 9, 2012, 10:08 PM

What should be the Democratic policy on labor law?

We need to deal with this again at some point.
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Complete Repeal of Taft-Hartley
5 (63%)
Passage of "Card-Check" and requirement of instant recognition of a vote to unionize, at a minimum
3 (38%)
Preserving the status quo
0 (0%)
Other
0 (0%)
no opinion
0 (0%)
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Reply What should be the Democratic policy on labor law? (Original post)
Ken Burch Dec 2012 OP
MrSlayer Dec 2012 #1
Teamster Jeff Dec 2012 #2
snot Dec 2012 #3
nadinbrzezinski Dec 2012 #7
nadinbrzezinski Dec 2012 #4
pampango Dec 2012 #15
meow2u3 Dec 2012 #5
Logical Dec 2012 #6
nadinbrzezinski Dec 2012 #8
Logical Dec 2012 #9
Teamster Jeff Dec 2012 #10
Logical Dec 2012 #11
Brickbat Dec 2012 #19
Logical Dec 2012 #20
nadinbrzezinski Dec 2012 #14
Rex Dec 2012 #12
white_wolf Dec 2012 #13
NuttyFluffers Dec 2012 #16
TheKentuckian Dec 2012 #17
standingtall Dec 2012 #18
yurbud Dec 2012 #21

Response to Ken Burch (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 10:12 PM

1. Taft Hartley should go for sure.

 

And card check should have been done in 2009.

Don't hold your breath for either, this is no longer a strong labor party.

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Response to Ken Burch (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 10:29 PM

2. Repeal Taft Hartley

Why not try to go big and work from there? Dems usually start small and end up settling with Repub lite.

I'm not holding my breath.

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Response to Ken Burch (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 10:51 PM

3. Some of us (like me) need more explanation.

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Response to snot (Reply #3)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 10:55 PM

7. Taft Hartley was passed by the 1947 Congress

And even overrode a Presidential veto. It created right to work for less legislation.

Card Check would ease the process of unionization and 2008 Obama ran n it.

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Response to Ken Burch (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 10:53 PM

4. Taft Hartley needs to go, and EFCA must come in

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #4)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 02:28 AM

15. That's the combination I would vote for.



Europe has no "Taft Hartley" equivalent. Unions are strong, as are wages, because some parts of Germany, France or Italy don't undercut the power of unions in other parts of those countries. Each country has strong legal support for unions that is applied equally throughout the country.

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Response to Ken Burch (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 10:54 PM

5. I vote for anything that will stick it to the Kochroaches

Repeal of Taft-Hartley is a starter. Repeal of the Koch Bros.' assets would be even nicer.

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Response to Ken Burch (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 10:54 PM

6. What's wrong with a secret ballot?

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Response to Logical (Reply #6)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 10:57 PM

8. Why is Walmart, Target et al opposed to card check

With even more passion than a secret ballot? Once you answer that one...you got your answer.

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #8)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 11:09 PM

9. But I imagine a person going to vote no to the union would be harassed

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Response to Logical (Reply #9)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 11:24 PM

10. Under card check or Employee Free Choice Act

A person would have an option to sign a card if he wants the Union.

If they don't want the Union he/she do not have to sign the card. That's when the imaginary Union Thugs break their knee caps.

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Response to Teamster Jeff (Reply #10)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 11:27 PM

11. You and I both know they would be pressured hard! And harassed!

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Response to Logical (Reply #11)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 07:52 AM

19. By the company.

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Response to Brickbat (Reply #19)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 11:14 AM

20. I agree the company and union would pressure them, that is why a private vote is best!

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Response to Logical (Reply #9)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 11:52 PM

14. You mean like the harassment, intimidation and the rest

Going on right now? Walmart considers the mostly symbolic fines from the NLRB the cost of doing business to suppress any and all union organizing.

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Response to Ken Burch (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 11:30 PM

12. "We like labor and we like law."

Unlike those other guys.

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Response to Ken Burch (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 11:37 PM

13. I voted for a repeal of Taft-Hartley, but in more general terms...

The Democratic party's stance on labor should be the same as the Republican party's stance on business. Complete and unconditional support. The Republicans will support business unconditionally, labor deserves the same support from Democrats.

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Response to Ken Burch (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 02:28 AM

16. public crucifixion of corporations breaking the law.

oh wait, a legal fiction can't have much of a physical death... a tragedy.

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Response to NuttyFluffers (Reply #16)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 02:41 AM

17. You can line the roads with the board of directors

Sure, it wouldn't be the legal construct but sometime you aim for the stars and settle for the moon.

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Response to Ken Burch (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 07:07 AM

18. Wish their would've been an all of the above option


because I want to repeal Taft Hartley, and pass the employee free choice act which I don't call card check, because that's a what corporatist called it.

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Response to Ken Burch (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 11:16 AM

21. I voted 1 & 2. they should stop union-busting public ed for Wall St too

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