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Always remember that Hillary used to organize WalMart union-busting seminars.

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but I absolutely think we should ban all US-based companies from manufacturing products in countries where they do not have to pay their workers fairly, and ban non-US-based companies from selling them here.

I would like to subscribe to...wait.

Well, what you said right there. Why we do not do this I do not know (I do know, corporate greed is why, they will claim it is because Americans are addicted to cheap goods, but it is actually OUR companies making bank off slave labor and pushing it off as our greed that is the thing) but it should be done

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The last time Volkswagen voted to unionize in Tennessee, a state legislator threw a monkey wrench in the whole thing, getting the Union voted down.

VW was pissed. They're in favor of Unions, because it allows them to standardize policies and procedures across a workforce scattered around the globe, saving them money in administrative costs, and this asshole in Nashville fucked everything up because Socialism!

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IIRC It was then-US Senator Bob Corker who stuck his lying anti-worker nose where it didn't belong and proceeded to fuck up the vote against the UAW.

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If they were in favor of unions, why did they not build their plant in a union state?

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Did Mercedes already move their plant to Arizona? Will they stop at nothing?!

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I look forward to the continued vitality of the union movement in America with giggly-assed GLEE!

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Well of COURSE Bob Smith the line welder, with his direct relationship with Jim Farley the CEO of Ford, can just stop into his mansion for a chat every time he feels concern about his pay and working conditions. Ol’ Jim is quite the joker, and may set the dogs on Bob, but he is always welcome to stop by.

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We the white god-fearing citizens of Rock Ridge...

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'bout damn time unions got their poop in a group and made a comeback.

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I thank God for the union everyday.

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The Union and the regulatory state put a roof over my head and food on the table.

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Oh, I see Brian Kemp from Georgia is in that list. Well that list could've been one shorter if people in GA weren't busy screwing Stacey Abrams over (at the same time bringing Joe Biden, Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff over the finish line)!

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I believe a lot of the booming film industry in Georgia is unionized.

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My father was a UAW autoworker, and the union was the only reason he was able to make a decent living.

Fuck that idiot Kay Ivey and all the rest of the management-fluffing assholes who call themselves public servants.

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I think the overreach of corporations is going to have the same effect as the overreach of the GOP on abortion restrictions and other repressive social policy. Workers are tired of seeing executives get million dollar bonuses for denying workers a living income. Where the stockholders are the only party management cares about. And that the only solution is to unite as a union and demand a fair share of the profit they created. Just like I hope it's becoming my obvious to women, minorities, and intelligent men that the only way to overcome the christian fundamentalism of infecting government is to vote Tue assholes out of office. It's become very obvious the courts will not step in for women or workers so the only option is to get control of legislative and executive branch seats and pass laws.

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Lying liars continue to lie their asses off.

... film at 11.

And yet, when November rolls around, at least some of these workers will still vote GQP

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Sad...

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OK, why wasn't Smokey Eyed Huckabee-Sanders signed up for this union-busting bullshit? Too busy defending her podium?

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Yeah, the only reason I can figure that newly-elected Louisiana tinpot Jeff Landry wasn't included is that he's so frigging disagreeable to be around that even Southern Republican governors don't want to associate with him. That, and the fact that conservative leadership (of both parties if you go back enough decades actually) have worked so hard to cripple public education in the state (you know...to make sure Black citizens don't get some benefit from government) that corporations see the population as too dumb for even the simplest manufacturing jobs. As Randy Newman sang many years ago, "College men, went to LSU; went in dumb, come out dumb too."

But then, I'm undoubtedly biased on the whole story, as a Louisiana native resident who is a dues-paying member of the UAW. Don't work in the auto industry, but through some quirk our local if affiliated with the UAW.

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And those rotten Southern governors [redundant] also gave those non-union companies hundreds of millions of $$$$$$$$$$$$ in all sorts of subsidies to open the plants there.

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“The actual ‘ugly reality’ is that if businesses cannot afford to pay their workers fairly, then they shouldn’t exist.”

Fuckin’ A.

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