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Old 03-07-2011, 05:32 PM   #1
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Default Socialist Labor Secretary Solis, Supportive of April 4th Mass Union Mobilization

Hilda Solis backs mass union rallies scheduled to take place throughout the U.S. on 4 April.
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Old 03-07-2011, 06:23 PM   #2
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They should do it on 4/1, which would be more appropriate. Unions have become a parody of themselves. In 1911, they were fighting for a 6 day workweek and an end to abhorrent working conditions. In 2011, they are fighting against, God forbid, actually having to pay towards their Cadillac healthcare plans and unsustainable pensions.
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I like unions fighting for basic labour rights - safe working conditions, reasonable hours of work & hours of rest.

MOST of that for MOST professions is now covered by legislation.

That leaves goodies to argue over & we're no longer enjoying a bon-bon economy.
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