House committee considers Kline bill to slow union elections

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  1. Submitted by Thomas Swift on 10/26/2011 - 10:28 am.

    If we’re arguing the merits of these bills strictly on the effect they have on hiring (and, IMO there are much more important impingments on basic freedoms involved) Kline’s bill wins hands down.

    Long delays to union elections do not, in and of themselves, stall economic activity. Shutting down a $Billion dollar manufacturing plant in a hard hit state certainly does.

    At some point, the Democrat party is going to have to make their priorities clear; union financial and political support or American working families.

    It really is just that simple.

  2. Submitted by Josh Williams on 10/26/2011 - 12:38 pm.

    But that is just the issue, isn’t it Mr. Swift? American workers are being worked over, and it doesn’t make a whole lot of sense to keep building planes if there is no one left who can afford airfare.

    And I have a hard time believing Mr. Kline’s legislative efforts aren’t driven as much by a desire to eliminate a political opponent as they are by concern over the state of the economy.

  3. Submitted by Dennis Tester on 10/26/2011 - 01:44 pm.

    Whoever that political opponent is who made the decision to block a private company from moving their plant SHOULD be eliminated.

    That was an outrageous decision and the politician responsible should be called out and/or the bureaucrats responsible should be fired.

  4. Submitted by Alec Timmerman on 10/26/2011 - 02:11 pm.

    ALL totalitarian dictatorships made a distinct decision to get rid of unions in order to maintain control.

    China-you will be sent to jail if you try and start a union

    Former Soviet Union- Unions were illegal, leaders jailed

    Nazi Germany-Unionists where the first to the gas chamber

    Columbia-union leaders targeted and murdered

    United States-GOP targets unions with “right to work” legislation and anti-collective bargaining laws.

    Ask yourself, why are you on the same side as these monsters? There is a reason the puppet masters at the top want unions gone. They have convinced you they are the enemy.

    In history, unions have always been the enemy of tyrants and thugs. It is as true today.

  5. Submitted by William Johnson on 10/26/2011 - 03:04 pm.

    I wonder: Why is the Republcan’s constant refrain: big government interferance is bad, yet they keep legislating big government interferance?

  6. Submitted by Dennis Tester on 10/26/2011 - 06:58 pm.

    Alec, if even the commies and their controlled economies oppose unions, people who believe that a free man owns his own labor certainly should be.

  7. Submitted by Jim Roth on 10/26/2011 - 08:03 pm.

    The rise of unions in the United States coincides with the rise of the middle class (1930’s through 1970’s). The decline of unions (now approxiamtely 7-8% in the private sector) coincides with the decline of the middle class and the increase in disparity between workers and CEO’s/wealthy investors. The attempt to drive a wedge between unions and working families is a divisive tactic that only serves to enrich the wealthy, politically well-entrenched.

  8. Submitted by Dennis Tester on 10/27/2011 - 01:03 pm.

    The decline of the unions is a result of them pricing themselves out of the labor market. See Capitalism 101.

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