U.S. top court lets some public employees avoid union dues

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tmc wrote:

Awesome! With a few more suites maybe we can break the union grip on government. We need people there that are patriots and want to help the country, not just count days to their retirement.

Jun 30, 2014 10:21am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Amwatching2c wrote:

Looks to me like an endorsement for a single payer plan.

Jun 30, 2014 10:32am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Amwatching2c wrote:

Clearance Thomas strikes again.

Jun 30, 2014 10:36am EDT  --  Report as abuse
astroz wrote:

Another victory for the citizens of this land! Why anyone should be forced to pay into a union they do not wish to be a member of was always unjust. It was a political power play that goes counter to the Constitution of this land.

Jun 30, 2014 10:38am EDT  --  Report as abuse
rlm328 wrote:

To Amwatching2c:

Hope you like what is happening ion the VA system with rationed health care as that is what you are wishing for.

Unions should not be allowed to participate in compensation bargaining with gov’t entities. It leads to corruption and cronyism.

Jun 30, 2014 12:24pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
QuietThinker wrote:

I agree with this decision. Public jobs should not be restricted to those willing to join a union. They are PUBLIC.

Jun 30, 2014 1:07pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
QuietThinker wrote:

@rlm328
“Hope you like what is happening ion the VA system with rationed health care as that is what you are wishing for.”

The VA problems have nothing to do with public employee unions – it has everything to do with the VA having been underfunded for years. Ask yourself who is cutting federal budgets and sometimes even shutting the government (including VA healthcare) down.

Jun 30, 2014 1:13pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
willich6 wrote:

Another Victory for the American people against the Dem sponsored union hierarchy that uses compulsory union dues to finance socialist politicians and agendas.

Jun 30, 2014 1:21pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
kolbe wrote:

Another fantastic blow to the Jimmy Hoffa fans in the USA, er, I mean Unionized Employee fans.

Jun 30, 2014 2:35pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
DavidRosen wrote:

“my” union, and by “my” I mean the one I do not wish to be in but am forced to be in, gives 30% of net dues to political campaigns, 100% of it being Democrat.

Jun 30, 2014 7:41pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
ralphos wrote:

Union busting has worked so well sense Regan. No income gaps no sir what we need is less worker representation.

Jun 30, 2014 7:50pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
borisjimbo wrote:

The march to fascism continues anon.

Jun 30, 2014 8:31pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
ready2013 wrote:

Unions have done wonders for employees and will continue to. But just as Corporations can be to powerful, so can unions. This is just the pendulum swinging. Both business and employee representation are needed, but the union membership should be a choice.

Concerning the VA…is that representative of what a Government run health care system will like? if so…be aware of the consequences of the new health care act.

Jun 30, 2014 9:23pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Bakhtin wrote:

astroz wrote:
“Another victory for the citizens of this land! Why anyone should be forced to pay into a union they do not wish to be a member of was always unjust. It was a political power play that goes counter to the Constitution of this land.”

This would be a great idea if employers had two pay scales – one for those who bargained collectively through a union, and another for those who bargained individually.

As it is, if employers pay everybody the same rate for the same job, and that rate is negotiated by a union, then all those who benefit from the unions negotiations should pay.

This is the same old story of the right-wing wanting something for nothing; “yes, go ahead union, negotiate my salary and benefits for me but I want you to do it for free!”

Jul 01, 2014 3:39am EDT  --  Report as abuse
ready2013 wrote:

Bakhtin, you state
“This is the same old story of the right-wing wanting something for nothing; “yes, go ahead union, negotiate my salary and benefits for me but I want you to do it for free!””

you have to be kidding…actually your comment is a joke. it is the lefties and demos that want stuff for free. tax the large corporations and the rich so that the “democratic voters” can get their social programs for free. let folks work for what they want. let people have initiative to achieve. and I expect the lefties will claim I am a hater of the poor, the minorities, the immigrants, and women for the comment. if the left can learn to control their give away programs, then I can begin to listen.

Jul 01, 2014 6:08am EDT  --  Report as abuse
rlm328 wrote:

To QuietThinker:

While veterans benefits have been cut under this administration to pay for his priviledged few the VA budget has not been cut. Funding for the VA has increased $97.7 billion in 2009 to $153.8 billion this year.

Gov’t firing rules that were instituted by the gov’t unions take years to get rid of someone who is incompetent. Incompetency is what led to the demise of the VA. The single payer system will be administered by good gov’t employees who will also be unionized which again leads to incompetency.

Jul 01, 2014 7:23am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Bakhtin wrote:

ready2013 wrote:
“it is the lefties and demos that want stuff for free”

yeah… that is the GOP party line, but actions say otherwise. It is the GOP who want a first-world country with the biggest military on earth, but whine when they are expected to pay taxes to fund it. It is the GOP who whine when anybody suggests they should pay for healthcare because they would rather freeload in ER.

As always, what the GOP say and what they do are completely different things. They talk about personal responsibility, but then dodge it – blaming Democrats for the Republican recession for example. They talk about paying their way, but whine about paying taxes or paying for healthcare, and most Red states (maybe all) can’t pay their own bills and need Federal funding to plug the gaps. They talk about cutting spending, but increase it in practice. They talk about smaller government, but expand it when they are the government. They talk about controlling immigration, but let illegal crossings hit record highs when they were in power. Etc.

Jul 01, 2014 8:06am EDT  --  Report as abuse
CSParty wrote:

Being in a union should be the decision of the worker…PERIOD.

Jul 01, 2014 10:10am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Bakhtin wrote:

@CSParty

Should those not in a union get the same pay as those who are? A straight yes or no.

Jul 01, 2014 11:15am EDT  --  Report as abuse
ready2013 wrote:

bakhtin, it is the demos that want to dole money to freeloaders and then want to collect taxes from others. if the libs want to support the country with social programs, let them ante-up at tax time themselves…it is easy to give away someone else’s money.

Jul 02, 2014 5:17pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
ready2013 wrote:

Bakhtin,
someone will have the biggest military and most nuclear warheads on earth…do you prefer Israel, Iran, Iraq or Libya?

Jul 02, 2014 5:19pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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