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Tue May 10, 2016, 04:01 PM

Public Service Announcement to all those that use a Guthrie avatar:



Please listen and learn.



EDIT - We all need to listen to this.

If you're against Unions you are no liberal, you're plain ol' mean.

We are all brothers and sisters.

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Reply Public Service Announcement to all those that use a Guthrie avatar: (Original post)
Juicy_Bellows May 2016 OP
Actor May 2016 #1
Juicy_Bellows May 2016 #3
KamaAina May 2016 #5
Juicy_Bellows May 2016 #6
merrily May 2016 #2
Juicy_Bellows May 2016 #4
merrily May 2016 #7
Juicy_Bellows May 2016 #8
merrily May 2016 #9
Juicy_Bellows May 2016 #10
merrily May 2016 #11
Juicy_Bellows May 2016 #12
merrily May 2016 #13
Juicy_Bellows May 2016 #14
merrily May 2016 #15
Juicy_Bellows May 2016 #16
malaise May 2016 #17
Omaha Steve May 2016 #18
BobTheSubgenius May 2016 #19
TIME TO PANIC May 2016 #20
Dont call me Shirley May 2016 #21
Paka May 2016 #22
Javaman May 2016 #23
mhatrw May 2016 #24

Response to Juicy_Bellows (Original post)

Tue May 10, 2016, 04:02 PM

1. If you are against unions, you are probably a republican. If you are against unions

and you are a working person, you are brainwashed.

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Response to Actor (Reply #1)

Tue May 10, 2016, 04:05 PM

3. + ∞

Well said my friend.

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Response to Actor (Reply #1)

Tue May 10, 2016, 04:22 PM

5. Sadly, union-bashing is seeping into the Dem party as well

 

at least the DINO wing of it. Arne Duncan and Rahmbo have relentlessly bashed teachers' unions. Former San Jose mayor Chuck Reed made police and firefighters' union-bashing his top priority. And so on.

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Response to KamaAina (Reply #5)

Tue May 10, 2016, 04:29 PM

6. It's gross.

If we cannot stand together on this issue why are we a party?

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Response to Juicy_Bellows (Original post)

Tue May 10, 2016, 04:04 PM

2. My parents were both union members. I have belonged to a union whenever I have been eligible.

I am pro-union. In the event of a conflict between leadership and membership, however, I am with membership.

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Response to merrily (Reply #2)

Tue May 10, 2016, 04:06 PM

4. What a world it would be if we all had the opportunity to unionize.

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Response to Juicy_Bellows (Reply #4)

Tue May 10, 2016, 04:34 PM

7. It sure didn't come cheaply.

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Response to merrily (Reply #7)

Tue May 10, 2016, 04:45 PM

8. My word - what a post/link.

How? What? WHO ARE THEY?

I don't expect anyone to answer, it's rhetorical but Jesus Hernandez Christ.

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Response to Juicy_Bellows (Reply #8)

Tue May 10, 2016, 04:52 PM

9. I am happy to answer, but I don't understand the questions.

For example, when you say who are they, to whom are you referring?

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Response to merrily (Reply #9)

Tue May 10, 2016, 04:59 PM

10. Simply those that do not see...

I appreciate your kind words.

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Response to Juicy_Bellows (Reply #10)

Tue May 10, 2016, 05:04 PM

11. Ah, I get it now.

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Response to merrily (Reply #11)

Tue May 10, 2016, 05:05 PM

12. :) like those that use Woodie's avatar and are anti-union.

Those asshats.

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Response to Juicy_Bellows (Reply #12)

Tue May 10, 2016, 05:08 PM

13. Oh, I hadn't noticed them. That makes the OP more clear.

I wonder what they think/assume/imagine he stood for? Or are they simply trying to steal his cred? smh

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Response to merrily (Reply #13)

Tue May 10, 2016, 05:10 PM

14. Unfortunately it's pervasive on DU. You'd think they're an ally but nope.



EDIT - there are so many here that aren't liberal - Their true colors are showing.

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Response to Juicy_Bellows (Reply #14)

Tue May 10, 2016, 05:15 PM

15. I think the parties are in the process of re-aligning.

All the posts about who is a "real" Democrat and who is not are, in my opinion beside the point.

The issue is ideology, not Party labels.

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Response to merrily (Reply #15)

Tue May 10, 2016, 05:17 PM

16. I agree - what that makes us now is irrelevant. NT.

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Response to Juicy_Bellows (Original post)

Tue May 10, 2016, 06:17 PM

17. Great post

Solidarity Forever!

Rec

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Response to Juicy_Bellows (Original post)

Tue May 10, 2016, 06:33 PM

18. Thanks for posting


I'm in. K&R!

OS

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Response to Juicy_Bellows (Original post)

Tue May 10, 2016, 06:50 PM

19. I was a member of IBEW 613 for several years.

There were scant few of us in our own little unit of that local, but it wasn't a line of work that was ever going to burgeon. It was a technical specialty; the scope was large, and the legal responsibility huge, from a liability standpoint.

In the rest of the country, the job was not organized - BC was DEEP union territory in those days, and I have no idea why those other employees took on that kind of pressure for half the money we in BC were paid.

To give you an idea of what the corporation thought of the situation, consider that vital training on new equipment was carried out in head office for all the tech people across the country...except us. We didn't merely get the training at a different time, they sent the trainers out to the coast to train us in our own facility, lest we somehow infect the other employees with Union Flu.

I was DAMNED glad to have staunch and powerful representation. I never "needed" the protection, because I was responsible and knew what I was doing, but the wages and bennies negotiated for us were pretty damned good.

Unions were a HUGE part of why the middle class became what it did, and the weakening of those organizations and concurrent diminishing of the middle class are no coincidence.

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Response to Juicy_Bellows (Original post)

Tue May 10, 2016, 06:59 PM

20. Finally, someone pointed this out!

I've actually seen people on here with Woody Guthrie avatars defending the TPP.

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Response to Juicy_Bellows (Original post)

Tue May 10, 2016, 07:17 PM

22. K&R

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Response to Juicy_Bellows (Original post)

Wed May 11, 2016, 06:47 AM

23. This machine kills fascists.


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Response to Juicy_Bellows (Original post)

Wed May 11, 2016, 01:28 PM

24. cheap labor people suck

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