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abelenkpe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-05-11 11:56 PM
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8. I think one of the best things OWS has done has been to
Reinvigorate the labor movement and remind unions how to stand up and fight for workers rights. Thanks for supporting union participation.

I used to belong to the union but more studios are non union these days. I would love to see them come back. Had I stayed at a union shop I'd be only five years from receiving lifetime healthcare benefits. The global economy has not worked in the favor of American workers. Union or non union. Don't think workers can afford to fight amongst ourselves so hope that more people participating in OWS consider union participation acceptable.
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  -Anti-Wall Street Groups Arrive for Washington Meet Hissyspit  Dec-05-11 08:49 PM   #0 
  - This "camp" is sponsored by the SEIU. It's not an organic "occupation".  jtrockville   Dec-05-11 09:14 PM   #1 
  - So it's not cool if the seiu occupies too?  abelenkpe   Dec-05-11 09:23 PM   #2 
     - Personally, anyone working to get $ out of politics is cool with me.  jtrockville   Dec-05-11 09:41 PM   #3 
        - The unwillingness to be co-opted by an organization is understandable  999998th word   Dec-05-11 10:00 PM   #4 
        - I'm not sure I can clear things up.  jtrockville   Dec-05-11 10:30 PM   #6 
        - A comeback of labor unions is the way to bring the pendulum back from it's corporate arc.  cyberpj   Dec-05-11 10:05 PM   #5 
        - If "occupy" is successful at pulling the $ out of politics....  jtrockville   Dec-05-11 10:37 PM   #7 
        - It was the standard 'power corrupts' scenario - Union leaders getting too free with dipping into the  cyberpj   Dec-06-11 08:08 PM   #17 
        - +1 recall, we wouldn't have weekends,8 hr. days and child labor laws without unions  wordpix   Dec-06-11 10:23 AM   #11 
           - Too many either don't remember the benefits of collective bargaining or have never really known what  cyberpj   Dec-06-11 08:12 PM   #18 
        - I think one of the best things OWS has done has been to  abelenkpe   Dec-05-11 11:56 PM   #8 
        - I am a the daughter of two union members and was myself a union member, when my work  No Elephants   Dec-06-11 10:07 AM   #10 
        - Most occupiers are strongly opposed to unions?  No Elephants   Dec-06-11 10:03 AM   #9 
           - Shockingly, yes. At least they're opposed to being "co-opted" by them.  jtrockville   Dec-06-11 11:05 AM   #13 
              - I can understand, to a point. (See Reply 10.) But only to a point.  No Elephants   Dec-06-11 11:13 AM   #14 
                 - I fully agree. Unions really ARE the 99%.  jtrockville   Dec-06-11 11:31 AM   #16 
  - there is strength in numbers, as anyone who's worked on a campaign knows  wordpix   Dec-06-11 10:25 AM   #12 
     - Yep, which is why I think all of us need to contact our Senators, Rep and the WH and say we  No Elephants   Dec-06-11 11:20 AM   #15 
 

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