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#1 posted 06-03-2012 02:23 AM

I wish people would get off the unions ass. People always want to blame the unions.
How about the dips in Washington that work less than 6 months out of the year that end up with their own retirement(not social security) health care plans that pay everything(not medicare) and can’t even agree among themselves about anything to help the American people.
Yeah, I get a pension from the Union. I also have to pay for my wifes health insurance that’s $230.00 a month and doesn’t pay S$%#! My own insurance thru the union would be over $18,000 per year if I wasn’t on Medicare.I pay my own life insurance too.
How about the Post Office? The Railroads? The fat CEO’s of a company that go to work and automatically get 26 years retirement credit(American Electric Power CEO Lynn Draper in 1990)
How about the people that talked the Steel Workers into concessions in the Upper Ohio Valley and then a year later after raiding their pension funds shut down the companies and left them with nothing.(Romney made millions doing this very thing)
If it wasn’t for the unions in this country YOU would be working for $2.00 a day. You wouldn’t have a safe workplace. You wouldn’t have building codes that protect you. I could go on and on.
It’s easy to blame the Unions for the ills of this country but you need to do a lot more homework . Not every problem in this country is traceable to the “Unions”. That is akin to me saying that all the problems are being caused by Republicans.

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