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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 05:36 PM
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All jobs should be unionized
Everything from IT Workers to Managers to Commercial Sex Workers

All jobs should be unionized

That is all
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demwing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 05:37 PM
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1. On it chief :)
K&R
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Hugabear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 05:38 PM
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2. Fuckin A
Would K&R a million times if I could.
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TBF Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 05:42 PM
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3. Recommend. nt
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Odin2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 05:57 PM
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4. K&R
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Recovered Repug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 06:12 PM
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5. Not sure about the sex workers.
Isn't there a joke about a union whorehouse?
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 06:55 PM
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13. San Francisco has unionized prostitutes nt
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Initech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 06:13 PM
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6. If I could join a union I would in half a second!
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 06:54 PM
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11. Are you in IT? I am - we should have unionized years ago
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Initech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 07:01 PM
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15. I sort of am.
I work in administration for my company and it's been seriously disappointing especially in the last year. Being in a union would make things a lot better for me.
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 07:05 PM
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17. It would make things a lot better for all of us
Including sales, sales engineering and management
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RKP5637 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 06:23 PM
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7. Yep! We should follow the examples of Germany, they seem successful with
Edited on Sun Sep-04-11 06:24 PM by RKP5637
unions/management working together.
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a kennedy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 06:35 PM
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8. DITTO, DITTO, DITTO.
I hear you......UNION, UNION, UNION, UNION. :fistbump: :fistbump: :fistbump: :fistbump: :fistbump: :patriot: :patriot: :patriot: :patriot: :patriot: :patriot: :patriot: :patriot: :patriot: :patriot:
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 06:54 PM
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12. ORGANIZE, ORGANIZE and ORGANIZE!
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Fumesucker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 06:40 PM
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9. Yes, everyone should be forced to join a union..
Particularly those who work for themselves.

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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 06:53 PM
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10. You do belong to a union - only it's called a syndicate
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Fumesucker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 07:13 PM
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21. ?
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 07:43 PM
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25. Do you ever meet others who share your occupation, even if self-employed...
I am not talking in general, but do they have conferences for your particular industry?

You see if you you are a worker, you have not - yeah, it's "allowed" technically

but it's not exactly encouraged









When it comes to your business, however, it is not only encouraged, it is required



We workers don't have that
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Fumesucker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 11:17 AM
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34. I've certainly never heard of an organization for JOATs..
Although I do meet them from time to time it is hardly in anything one would normally consider a formal setting, more like sitting under the shade-tree and chatting for a bit over a social lubricant or two.


http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=JOAT
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BOG PERSON Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 07:00 PM
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14. you're entitled to your opinion n/t
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TeamsterDem Donating Member (819 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 07:02 PM
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16. Well, all jobs in which the majority want one, yes
I'd never be in favor of requiring unionization. All I'd like to see is the FREE AND FAIR mechanisms to allow those who want one to actually get one. Otherwise we become Scott Walker in reverse. An asshole turned inside out is still an asshole ... apologizing for that imagery.
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ZombieHorde Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 07:07 PM
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18. I don't know if small, family-owned businesses should be unionized.
I don't think anyone would benefit from that.
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Little Star Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 07:11 PM
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19. I'll agree with that! k&r
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itsallhappening Donating Member (578 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 07:12 PM
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20. Having the option is what we need. Not forced or denied one way or the other.
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ThomWV Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 07:23 PM
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22. Hell Yes! K&R
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Proles Donating Member (229 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 07:39 PM
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23. Recced for the sentiment, but I'd be skeptical of
requiring unions for everything.

If the employees are happy with the way things are, then a union isn't exactly neccesary.

As someone aboved me said, as long as there's a fair way of voting in unions for those who want them, then that would be quite sufficient in my opinion,
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 07:40 PM
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24. Screw "require" - I'm for "allow"
And in many scenarios, they are not allowed
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frogmarch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 08:06 PM
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26. Yes, all jobs should be unionized!
I posted this pic on Facebook for all my Fb friends to see. It will probably lose me a few more, but I don't want anti-union republican friends anyway, not even on Fb.

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glowing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 08:07 AM
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27. Yes, they should.
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TBF Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 08:13 AM
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28. Another kick for this pro-labor post -
:kick:
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mwooldri Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 08:44 AM
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29. Everybody should have the opportunity to join a union.
We just need one simple law:

"If an individual joins a union, the individual's employer is required to allow a union representative to assist and represent the employee in negotiating employment conditions and in disciplinary matters".

It therefore does not matter whether the whole workforce, or just one employee, wants to join a union. The possibility is there, and in some cases to have multi union representation within a company.

Of course, union representation is more effective when a significant number of the workforce join up under the same union, and better if it is a majority.
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Tom Ripley Donating Member (418 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 08:47 AM
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30. Pro-Labor K&R
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Fearless Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 08:54 AM
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31. K&R!
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demwing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 08:59 AM
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32. What about a National Citizen's Union?
why should organization be limited to our employment?
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sfpcjock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 09:28 AM
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33. And would have a chance of being unionized if we had a Congress
that would pass majority sign-up. :)
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