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Unions suffer steep decline in membership
Associated Press ^ | Jan 23, 2013 10:15 AM EST | Sam Hananel

Posted on 01/23/2013 8:19:02 AM PST by Olog-hai

The nation’s labor unions suffered sharp declines in membership last year, led by losses among public sector workers in cash-strapped states, cities, counties and towns.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics says the unionization rate fell from 11.8 percent to 11.3 percent of all workers, the lowest level since the 1930s. …

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: communism; membership; revolutionary; unions; unionthuggery

1 posted on 01/23/2013 8:19:09 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

If anything, this will continue to dry up the voter fraud.


2 posted on 01/23/2013 8:20:40 AM PST by struggle (http://killthegovernment.wordpress.com/)
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To: Olog-hai

Words of encouragement. Public sector unions, including the USPS should never have existed.


3 posted on 01/23/2013 8:23:24 AM PST by vpintheak (Occupy your Brain!)
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To: Olog-hai

What do you call 400,000 union jobs lost? A good start.


4 posted on 01/23/2013 8:26:11 AM PST by ryan71
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To: Olog-hai
Unions suffer steep decline in membership

...and yet enjoy steep INCLINE in political influence....

5 posted on 01/23/2013 8:27:36 AM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: Olog-hai

Don’t let up. Continue to push for right to work laws in your state. Dry up the money train, begin to have a chance again.


6 posted on 01/23/2013 8:33:55 AM PST by Tulane
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To: struggle
If anything, this will continue to dry up the voter fraud.

I personally believe that was the real driving force behind right to work in Michigan. You can try to pick off individual fraudsters here and there but it takes years and real effective punishment is rare. Better to go after the much needed money it takes to fund it and Michigan unions provide some $250 million to democrats every year.

I wish a couple more states would go on the offense and do the same as a means of dividing democrat forces. It really made Obama look damn weak and impotent in Michigan.
7 posted on 01/23/2013 8:35:13 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Olog-hai

I hear the violins right now.

Unfortunately union members vote multiple times to more than offset the decline.


8 posted on 01/23/2013 8:41:11 AM PST by George from New England (escaped CT in 2006, now living north of Tampa)
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To: Olog-hai

Regardless, with Obozo in power, they will do just fine...


9 posted on 01/23/2013 8:45:12 AM PST by matginzac
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To: ryan71
What do you call 400,000 union jobs lost? A good start.

Now begin investigating unions for un-American activites to uncover their communist (Read: Progressive) leaders as we had to do in the 1930s and 1940s.

10 posted on 01/23/2013 8:49:08 AM PST by Rapscallion (How's that tyranny working out for you now, hmmm?)
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To: George from New England

They will be twice as busy next year.


11 posted on 01/23/2013 8:51:43 AM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Ain’t that the truth. The jobs may be going but the slush funds are still active.


12 posted on 01/23/2013 8:53:22 AM PST by pfflier
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To: Olog-hai

Unions need to be taxed. Great revenue producer for Obama.


13 posted on 01/23/2013 8:54:52 AM PST by From The Deer Stand
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

This is why we’re gonna get Card Check rammed up our mmmmm......mmmmmm......mmmmmmms. Obama will have a
Thug Revolt on his hands if he fails to deliver this.


14 posted on 01/23/2013 9:00:57 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Olog-hai

The reason that Democrats (and Republicans, too) push so hard for infrastructure spending is that any project that receives any federal funding must specify union only jobs, not just union, but prevailing wages. In WA State, the stimulus money that was supposed to go for insulating homes, putting in thermapane windows, etc, was shut down over the fact that WA prevailing wages were not as high as NY prevailing wages. All the money was spent, but only two homes were actually insulated.


15 posted on 01/23/2013 9:12:39 AM PST by Eva
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To: Olog-hai

Jeeps now to be made in China,thank you cards to be sent to UAW.

/s


16 posted on 01/23/2013 10:08:58 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: Rapscallion
Why bother? No one likes union goons except white liberal elites. Goons can be useful for totalitarians. They wash each other's filthy hands...

The industries unions have taken over tend to die or get shipped overseas. Except government workers - and that's where the battle's going to be joined. As the United States starts paying the price for being broke, government union members will be pitted against the taxpayers they're robbing. That's going to get ugly.

Watching those in the beltway living high on the hog while real people are paid much less for equal work is not going to sit well...

17 posted on 01/23/2013 11:03:04 AM PST by GOPJ ( Do murder laws control murders?... freeper Red Badger)
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To: struggle
If anything, this will continue to dry up the voter fraud.

Continue to dry up? Hell, the dam busted during this past election!

18 posted on 01/23/2013 11:28:14 AM PST by houeto (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Olog-hai

Private sector union participation is less than 7 percent.


19 posted on 01/23/2013 11:30:50 AM PST by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: George from New England

Then catch em. Record it and post it on Youtube.


20 posted on 01/23/2013 12:06:32 PM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: GOPJ
Watching those in the beltway living high on the hog while real people are paid much less for equal work is not going to sit well...

They have negotiated themselves retirement packages at 90% of pay with full health care benefits. That will be the largest cost to the taxpayers because it is both federal and state civil "servants".

21 posted on 01/23/2013 3:58:44 PM PST by Rapscallion (How's that tyranny working out for you now, hmmm?)
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To: Olog-hai

Seems to me that things are working out JUST FINE for the private-sector unions.

Their goals has ALWAYS BEEN to “Stick it to THE MAN”, and I would say they have more than succeeded (one only need to visit Detroit to verify).

So why are they complaining? They are screwing THE MAN, rather than the other way around, by putting THE MAN out of business. They should be THRILLED at their accomplishments.


22 posted on 01/23/2013 4:56:02 PM PST by BobL
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