If the right wing are against unions, why do they still sanction police unions?
Beginning with Reagan the right wing showed their disdain for unions and union busting. However, for some strange reason they have a "hands off" attitude when it comes to police and fire department unions. I believe they have consciously made this decision so the police, in particular, will be there to act as their personal security force to protect them from the disgruntled masses. Do you find this as interesting as I do?
A few years ago the teamsters, AFL-CIO, teacher's unions, civil service employees unions and a host of others wielded more power. The republicans have weakened many unions, except police and fire. I think it's a calculated move to protect them.
Here in Aussieland they also keep their hands off the Medico's Union. Same reason, I guess. Those right-wingers are always seeking ways to control those who might well be working for them as employees, but don't want to 'rock the boat' when it comes to their own protection, so it's hands off the cops, firies, and medical fraternity.
You have echoed my feelings exactly. The police are employees of the mega wealthy and don't even realize it. If there is social unrest because of unfair banking or employment practices the police will quell the unrest and protect the influential.
by marymootoo 7 years ago
The public sector unions have threatend mass stike action over pensions, do you think that this is the right thing to do? Is it fair that in the present climate for a group of people to inflict the threat of misery for personal gain?
by JaxsonRaine 5 years ago
Yet another set of rights being restored to Americans. Today, at least, is a good day for rights.http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/1 … 78021.html
by kerryg 7 years ago
With all the hate for unions I'm seeing around here, I thought it might be helpful to remind people what happens when they don't exist, or are very weak.Next month is the 100th anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire, which claimed the lives of 146 of the factory's 500 workers. The death toll...
by lady_love158 7 years ago
http://hotair.com/archives/2011/03/22/f … w-capital/Yeah sure the unions are for working Americans! No! They are the new radicals the subversives that wish to destroy this nation rather than give up on their grip of the American tax payers' purse! These people are as evil as their socialist...
by David99999 7 years ago
Freedom of assembly is a basic right expressed by the United States Constitution. Therefore, public employees deserve to be allowed to organize to protect themselves from crooks, like Wisconsin's current chief executive. Therefore, the recent actions by said governor and his cronies in the...
by kirstenblog 8 years ago
I have never understood all this right wing, left wing stuff. Can anyone explain what its all about, what are these wings and do we get dipping sauce to go with em?
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