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Better Believe It Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-10-10 03:20 PM
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29. Nonsense. They don't deserve a bit of blame! It's the employers who cut wages, lay-off workers,

reduce benefits, break strikes, bash unions and fire workers who try to organize unions.

And you want to let Wall Street and corporate America off the hook by blaming immigrant workers for the economic crisis .... nothing like a convenient scapegoat!

Hey, how about showing a little labor and worker solidarity?

Don't believe or repeat that reactionary bull shit about undocumented workers being union busters and scabs.

I've heard that crapola before from right-wing co-workers.

Why should undocumented workers support organized labor or you if organized labor and you don't support them?

And I've worked with undocumented workers who were union members. Those of us who are "citizens" didn't attack them, didn't act as finks against them and guess what? They were among the best and most loyal union members we could count on during negotiations with the employer.

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  -Stop blaming immigrants Better Believe It  Sep-09-10 01:56 PM   #0 
  - I blame their greedy shitbag exploiting employers.  Hello_Kitty   Sep-09-10 02:05 PM   #1 
  - And the way to take on the employers is to organize their immigrant workers and ....  Better Believe It   Sep-09-10 03:13 PM   #2 
  - HEAR, HEAR! Even AFL-CIO president Trumka gets it (as you do), sad that so many others insist  blondeatlast   Sep-09-10 03:29 PM   #3 
  - Employers are not "victims", though they like to pretend they are.  Hello_Kitty   Sep-09-10 03:37 PM   #5 
     - Never said they were. nt  blondeatlast   Sep-09-10 03:40 PM   #7 
        - That's what I was talking about and the OP pivoted back.  Hello_Kitty   Sep-09-10 03:42 PM   #8 
           - "the poor brown workers" That sure sounds like a put down of immigrant workers.  Better Believe It   Sep-09-10 04:00 PM   #9 
              - Nice dodge. You're not fooling me for a second.  Hello_Kitty   Sep-09-10 05:04 PM   #11 
  - Yeah, that organizing thing has worked out really well for the past 24 years.  Hello_Kitty   Sep-09-10 03:32 PM   #4 
  - I know illegal immigrants who work for a Union shop making good  Luciferous   Sep-09-10 10:59 PM   #23 
     - Good! All the more reason to organize unions that don't exclude undocumented workers  Better Believe It   Sep-10-10 03:10 PM   #28 
  - Illegal aliens are not "immigrants" n/t  lumberjack_jeff   Sep-09-10 03:39 PM   #6 
  - Are they from Mars? These undocumented immigrant workers could easily be made "legal" if that's  Better Believe It   Sep-09-10 04:07 PM   #10 
  - Well, they're not naturalized citizens.  HiFructosePronSyrup   Sep-09-10 05:05 PM   #12 
  - Unauthorized migrants and if there is a problem then authorize them.  TheKentuckian   Sep-09-10 05:11 PM   #13 
  - You mean they've illegally migrated from some other place in the united states?  HiFructosePronSyrup   Sep-09-10 05:12 PM   #15 
  - So what? Do you want cops to check our "papers" and round up 12 million people and  Better Believe It   Sep-09-10 05:11 PM   #14 
  - Uninvited visitors. n/t  lumberjack_jeff   Sep-09-10 05:40 PM   #18 
     - You mean they're only here on vacation?  HiFructosePronSyrup   Sep-09-10 05:52 PM   #19 
  - Um, check your dictionary. Of course they are. nt  blondeatlast   Sep-09-10 05:20 PM   #16 
     - An immigrant intends to set up permanent housekeeping.  lumberjack_jeff   Sep-09-10 05:39 PM   #17 
        - Actually, many would like nothing more than to be US citizens.  blondeatlast   Sep-09-10 06:27 PM   #20 
        - You know this how?  donheld   Sep-09-10 10:50 PM   #21 
        - The Wall Street tycoons are robbing us blind .... legally. So-called "illegal" workers haven't .  Better Believe It   Sep-09-10 10:59 PM   #22 
  - Illegal immigrants certainly do deserve some blame...  MellowDem   Sep-09-10 11:48 PM   #24 
  - Other countries enforce the law at the employer level.  Hello_Kitty   Sep-10-10 03:03 PM   #25 
  - If the jobs didn't exist, they wouldn't come.  krabigirl   Sep-10-10 03:04 PM   #27 
  - Exactly...  MellowDem   Sep-10-10 07:17 PM   #30 
  - Nonsense. They don't deserve a bit of blame! It's the employers who cut wages, lay-off workers,  Better Believe It   Sep-10-10 03:20 PM   #29 
     - Hey, I only said they were part of the blame..  MellowDem   Sep-10-10 07:28 PM   #31 
  - I agree, but people need their convenient scapegoats.  krabigirl   Sep-10-10 03:04 PM   #26 

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