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I Don't Think We Need Unions, and I Think WI DFL Senators Acted Like Babies

I am not a big union guy.  I really don't see the point of unionizing with all of the worker's rights that have been passed into law, the crazy amount of political correctness swirling around everyone everywhere, the improvements in workplace safety regulations, and the ability of social media to alert the masses instantly to any corporate problems.  I my opinion unions do more to handcuff businesses and protect the wages and employment of poor workers than they do to help great workers get more benefits.

With all the noise unions make, and all the money they are able to shovel into democratic coffers I was surprised when I read this statistic on
Six to seven decades ago, more than one-third of all American workers were members of labor unions. That number has fallen to about 12 percent overall, with public employee unions left with the only real clout. Nearly 37 percent of public employees belong to a union. In the private sector only about 7.5 percent of workers now have union representation. 
The need for unions has run its course in the United States.  There was a time when unions were helpful to protect workers and to fight for the rights of the underprivileged.  That time is over.

Another thing.  I find the behavior and the statements of the Democratic Senators in WI absolutely ludicrous.
"In 30 minutes, 18 state senators undid 50 years of civil rights in Wisconsin. Their disrespect for the people of Wisconsin and their rights is an outrage that will never be forgotten," said Democratic Senate Minority Leader Mark Miller. "Tonight, 18 Senate Republicans conspired to take government away from the people."

AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka, leader of the country's largest labor federation, said the anti-union action in Wisconsin was a "corruption of democracy"
Are these guys completely nuts?  How about the fact that when 14 elected officials didn't like the bill that was being passed by other elected officials they ran away and left the state to avoid doing their job.  That is the equivalent of my 6 year being mad about losing a board game, and so she runs away with all the game pieces preventing her brothers from finishing the game. 

Seriously, who is disrespecting the people, taking away government from the people, and corrupting democracy?  Just because you don't like the bill doesn't mean you can throw a fit, wet your pants, and blame someone else.
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