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Union Busting

January 28, 2014

Dear editor: House Bill 1507, as it has been described in the recent Thursday article, seems harmless to most unions....

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ohmyreally

Jan-30-14 9:48 AM

In my 401k I own a bunch of stock and I read what is sent to me. The executives are paid huge bonuses each year. Unions are the power to befend us from the 1% ers

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dubedit

Jan-29-14 11:58 AM

Oh, c'mon. These days, union members can have their dues automatically deducted from their bank accounts, as many of us do with our mortages. Oh. What? Bank deductions are voluntary? Unions want INVOLUNTARY ... servitude? This isn't union busting. It is just recognizing that technology not available in the 1960s makes state seizure of union dues unneccesary as well as draconian. Good unions will survive with voluntary dues payments; bad unions won't. Afraid of that, state employee unions?

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OldWarrener

Jan-28-14 9:33 PM

Unions have a purpose, or should I say "HAD" a purpose. If any are justified it is those who organize and operate within the confines of private corporations. Union membership in that realm is now about 6% nationally. A prior post had it exactly right, if you do not like the company and or its policies even the union associated with it don't buy it's product. Vote with your $$$ However, unions in the public sector will be the ruin of America if not already.

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25or624

Jan-28-14 10:23 AM

How about the strongest public union of them all -- the Pennsylvania General Assembly. Its members set their own salary and their own benefits, require the taxpayers to pay for their "newsletters," which are basically image advertising, phenomenal retirement, per diems for showing up for work...I could go on.

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MTOMTO

Jan-28-14 10:03 AM

It's simple, if you don't like a corporation's politics, don't purchase their product. Not so much of an option with a public service union.

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Frugaltaxpayer

Jan-28-14 9:50 AM

Public unions serve no public good. They are good for their members, but the public has to foot the bill and suffer from the poor proformance of some, not all union employees, because it is so difficult to remove a bad worker.

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justobserving

Jan-28-14 9:06 AM

Yes there is something wrong with a public union supporting politics. We the taxpayers are supporting that union through taxpayer paid employees. I'm not saying we should control how employees spend their money, but basicly, If all the taxpayer paid employees want to support a canadate, they can do it on their own. Not all union members support the same person, so why should their money go towards someone they do not want? Big Buisness earns their money with profits and can support whom they want. Unions charge dues.

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