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    Quote Originally Posted by mjh345 View Post
    Why should they be "prepared to be arrested" when we are supposed to have the right to assembly?
    you have the the right to assemble...but when the police tell you to disperse, and you don't thats when the handcuffs come out, and of course they love to see that on the nightly news, hoping that it gets some national attention....what is really sad is that the casino they were protesting, pays a very good wage,good benefits and was voted one of the top 100 companies to work for..the owners are the largest benefactors at UNLV having donated over half the sports facilities on campus, but were targeted because they are a non union house
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    Quote Originally Posted by mjh345 View Post
    Why should they be "prepared to be arrested" when we are supposed to have the right to assembly?
    I doubt DA UNION bosses thought they would be arrested for "assembling."

    More likely they anticipated getting arrested fro some preconcieved illegal activity?

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    I cant say unions are the best thing in the world, but I wish I had one now. I know there are a number of criticisms and down sides of them however........ Six years ago I moved to a right to work state and left a tenured teaching position. I was not worried because through seven years of teaching I had done well, with all positive reviews. After three years of teaching for the county, I took a job at a charter school. The principal that hired me left, after a year and a half. New (1st year) principal gets the job. Fast forward a year and a half, and after 13 years of successful teaching I am now looking for a job (unsuccessfully). I have applied for 45 jobs for which I am certified and qualified only 3 interviews and no offers. The school I was released from is re-hiring a few teachers that are not certified, while I hold three certifications in this state.

    Sorry for the ramble, but the point is I have no recourse. I'm out of a job, about to lose everything, and no fair appeals process or representation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mjiorle View Post
    I cant say unions are the best thing in the world, but I wish I had one now. I know there are a number of criticisms and down sides of them however........ Six years ago I moved to a right to work state and left a tenured teaching position. I was not worried because through seven years of teaching I had done well, with all positive reviews. After three years of teaching for the county, I took a job at a charter school. The principal that hired me left, after a year and a half. New (1st year) principal gets the job. Fast forward a year and a half, and after 13 years of successful teaching I am now looking for a job (unsuccessfully). I have applied for 45 jobs for which I am certified and qualified only 3 interviews and no offers. The school I was released from is re-hiring a few teachers that are not certified, while I hold three certifications in this state.

    Sorry for the ramble, but the point is I have no recourse. I'm out of a job, about to lose everything, and no fair appeals process or representation.

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    Why don't you guys find something real to belly ache about. So a union national prez makes 10 times the average pay of the average union member. You assume he gets that for sitting on his patoot. I bet none of you would touch the helm of any one of those organizations for that kind of salary. And if you did you would probably would botch the job at that.

    I don't see anyone of you bellyachers have a damn thing to say about those CEOs that make 200-400 times the average laborer's salary in their firms. Then they fight like tigers against raising the minimum wage. Those dudes don't want to pay taxes. We have 73,000 pages of tax code proving the case with exemptions from this and exemptions from that. (France has a 1000 page tax code and Germany a 500 page tax code by comparison).

    Some of you super righties are going to say these are hardworking entrepreneurs working hard to make a buck. I would have no quarrel where that is the case. But, we have allowed a bandit class to emerge using their MBAs as a license to steal-- all the time shipping your job to China, India and points east. They want to keep you down where you are, at the bottom. They see themselves as the new aristocracy and don't you forget it. Patriots? Hardly.

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    Wow! It sounds like you have it all figured out. To use a word you libtards have coined, I feel I'm "entitled" to belly ache about it. Blah blah blah same old broken record! It's the evil, greedy right that is to blame. Give me a break!

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    Another thing mighty zeus, it's so convienent for people like you to dismiss valid points about left wing hypocrites while the whole time pointing your finger at others that do not share your political views. Your point of view also fails due to the fact that not all CEO's are conservatives but I feel pretty confident that almost all union bosses are liberals. So if rich, greedy, successful conservatives are out of touch with the common man then surely so are the idiots you seem to love.

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    You guys sound like a broken record--all union officers are liberal. Sorry to inform you they are not by a long shot. There is a lot of hardhats proudly displaying the American flag on their sides. Nor all CEO's conservative.

    But it is the conservatives here that laid the charges about unions and I am not hesitant to call it what it is --a bunch of bigoted bullroar. You want to raise an issue about a measly $400,000 of a teacher's union president when the CEO of a company like Ameriprise paid himself and his CFO $11,000,000 plus stock options and perks while his investors were losing money. Who is being hypocritical here?
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    I never said anything of the sort. It's guys like you that want to have it both ways when it comes to politics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zeus3925 View Post
    You guys sound like a broken record--all union officers are liberal. Sorry to inform you they are not by a long shot. There is a lot of hardhats proudly displaying the American flag on their sides. Nor all CEO's conservative.

    But it is the conservatives here that laid the charges about unions and I am not hesitant to call it what it is --a bunch of bigoted bullroar. You want to raise an issue about a measly $400,000 of a teacher's union president when the CEO of a company like Ameriprise paid himself and his CFO $11,000,000 plus stock options and perks while his investors were losing money. Who is being hypocritical here?

    What also cracks me up is these guys decrying the salary and benefits of teachers and other public workers, because after-all, that salary and those benefits are coming out of their hard earned pay in taxes! As if the gargantuan salaries that these CEO's are making doesn't come out of their ass too. Sure, protect the tax payer, but consumer be damned...
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