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    Don't watch this video

    https://vimeo.com/247188621

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    if the president can allegedly rape his wife as well as pay off a porn star to not tell her story I see no problem with a governor with maybe not as much financial means allegedly taping a married women to exercise equipment. who needs standards anymore.

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    That's some shaky ground you are on Kevin.
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    Ivana did sign a pretty horrific and detailed deposition describing her rape.

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    And the standards you speak off?

    Just curious.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackSmith View Post
    The term ?right to work? is misleading...
    Ought to be "right to keep what you earn"....
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    Quote Originally Posted by treesmith View Post
    Ought to be "right to keep what you earn"....
    or the right to earn pennies in unsafe conditions and no representation. see what line clearance workers in "right to work" states earn compared to union states.

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    So how does a bureaucratic brainchild "fix" that? I think unions were a good idea years go, but they have outlived their usefulness. I think unions are, for the most part, just like the politicians running this country.

    The right to work, as I understand it, deals with unions and their iron-fisted way of running over folks. The plant my parents both retired from (General Tire), struck some years back. A handful of salary workers and a few temps kept the plant running while the union tried to negotiate whatever it was "it" wanted. I was doing a job for a guy who happened to be one of those salary workers who continued to work. When I arrived at his home, he had a sign out announcing that the driveway had been tacked. Some lowlife trash got his panties in a bunch over this guy continuing to work, so he went to the trouble to tack the guy's driveway. I don't know how things are done elsewhere, but if I see someone tacking my driveway, I won't be invoking a bureaucratic brainchild to make him stop. I figure the business end of a Remington Tac-14 would be a bit more persuasive.
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    The whole point of a strike is to completely shut down production, which makes management actually come to the table to discuss a contract. This and other tactics are the only way the working class is able to actually effect the owners enough to make them change, and their efforts have given us the weekend, 8 hour day, end of child labor, overtime pay, and a much safer workplace. While working conditions have dramatically improved over the last 100 years, unions are still needed to keep things that way and improve wages, which are falling rapidly in our society. They are run by blue collar workers, and have made many mistakes over the years. But blaming them while ignoring management's role in mistakes and unfair practices is wrong. Management, and their rich elite class, are the ones that gave us globalization and a whole metric shit ton of other ways to lower the standard of living for the working class here, and unions are about the only thing even trying to stand in their way. Yes they play in the political arena, but only because they have to in order to effect change. I'm sorry your friend was singled out for scabbing, but in the day, and depending on the industry, even now, that kind of retaliation happens.
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