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January 19, 2013

Dear editor: In regards to Rep. Kathy Rapp co-sponsoring “right-to-work” bill. I am compelled to tell my story. I was not a union supporter. Several years ago I had my “dream” jo....

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Jan-21-13 1:10 PM

Oh yes Heydrich, the good old days. Try reading about the Triangle Shirtwaist factory then maybe read a little Sinclair Lewis. Then come back and regale us with more tales of the "good old days".

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Jan-21-13 11:04 AM

I hear the argument all of the can not fire a terrible teach or get rid of a terrible employee because of the union. The same goes for those of us that are hard workers and take pride in the job we do......we can not fire terrible management. Maybe some of these "terrible" employees would do better if management in these certain situations were a better leader.

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Jan-21-13 9:23 AM

Granted there are some bad elements to a union, however the good they have added to this countrys job market should not be forgotten. 125 years ago when immigrants were flocking to this country they lived in slums were paid little to no wages and were at times being killed by the work conditions in the industrial age. If they hadnt fought and worked together over the last 100+ years we wouldnt have any of the benefits we are afforded in the workplace today. Same as back then corporations will screw the working man to save a nickle to have their stock price go up a penny. Workers mean nothing to most corporations when it comes to the bottom line. All the benefits people have lost in the last five years because of the recession are gone forever. They arent coming back. The only difference between corporations 100 years ago and now is they got smart in the 70s and starting buying the government through lobbying. The unions dont own the government, corporations do and we suffer no

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Jan-21-13 6:27 AM

I can add nothing to your comments, Heydrich. Very eloquently put.

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Jan-20-13 3:23 PM

So my point is this: people were flocking to this country by the millions to experience what Mrs. Garvis is calling "slavery".

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Jan-20-13 1:06 PM

For 125+ years after this country declared its' independence, immigrants by the boatload poured into the United States. Why? Because it was the "land of opportunity". It was the place where people could come and try to live the "American Dream". The REAL American Dream, where you could translate your dreams and ideas into success through HARD WORK AND EFFORT, not through entitle programs from the government or protection by union bosses. Yes, people flooded into this country long before unions or entitlement programs had even been thought of. Why do we have an immigration problem now? Because people are coming here for the wrong reasons. Today most want their lifelong "safety net" that liberals are so eager to dole out to win the vote. What a disgrace.

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Jan-19-13 8:27 PM

How's the job at Walmart Heydrich?

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Jan-19-13 7:09 PM

The only people I know that do not get overtime pay are salary, otherwise as management. These people can work more then or less then the required 40 hours for the same amount of pay. That is why they are paid the big bucks. An hourly person depends on how the place is operating after an 8 hour day gets paid overtime and or 40 hours a week. Some places do the 10 hour 4 day work week at straight time. Every place that I have worked tells you the rate and time required before you are hired.

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Jan-19-13 6:42 PM

Teachers are not "impossible to terminate". Just fyi Heydrich.

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Jan-19-13 10:39 AM

Thanks to unions, Chrysler is now under foreign ownership, GM is partially owned by the government, you can't get rid of a lousy, worthless employee, bad teachers are impossible to terminate, there is no incentive to work hard, many domestic companies went abroad, the average salary of a MLB player exceeds $400,000, and the U.S. political system has been compromised. Please feel free to add to this list. And unions are all that come between us and slavery??? WOW, someone has certainly been brainwashed!

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Jan-19-13 6:20 AM

OR maybe you didn't do your job to the satisfaction of your employer. Those of us who have worked around a union shop know that it opresses the good worker. Unions are an ugly part of our society and should have NO POWER over a companies decisions. DOWN WITH ALL UNIONS

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