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Wed Jul 1, 2015, 10:57 AM

The Rise Of Anti-Union Rhetoric In The 2016 Race

Source: Think Progress



This week, the Supreme Court agreed to take a case that could spell doom for public sector unions, with the potential to make the entire country so-called “right-to-work” territory.

If that effort fails, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has vowed to make every state a “right-to-work” state if elected president. Out of all the Republican candidates running for president, a growing roster that now tops a dozen, Walker has focused the most on his record fighting unions — a record he says prepares him to confront enemy combatants like ISIS if elected president.

But while Walker may be the loudest and proudest union buster in the 2016 race, his fellow candidates are also striving to prove their anti-labor bona fides.

Carly Fiorina has blamed unions for pay disparities between men and women, though that disparity is much smaller among unionized workers.


Read more: http://thinkprogress.org/election/2015/07/01/3675737/rise-anti-union-rhetoric-2016-race/

Seems to me, teachers are taking the brunt of these attacks.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Jul 1, 2015, 11:03 AM

1. SC kinda important, I guess, like as in who appoints them, huh, who woulda guessed.

Remember, whether it is the CEO of a major corp or the Pres of the small corp you work for, if that person is a con

they HATE the idea that you, the employee, could have ANY say whatsoever about anything on the job.

Hate it, would rather bang their heads into cement walls then allow something like a union.

It all goes back to this stupid capitalism deal where so few have so much power

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Jul 1, 2015, 11:04 AM

2. People hate techers

 

Some people just hate teachers, it seems. They complain about the summers off, the spring and winter breaks, etc. They demand teachers have advanced degrees, but balk at paying them well.

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Response to HassleCat (Reply #2)

Wed Jul 1, 2015, 11:17 AM

4. True. I also think that the profession itself is more easily attacked because it is dominated by...

women.

It is no surprise that Scott Walker went after teacher unions and pretty much left his attacks on police and firefighter unions on the back burner. Their days are numbered, though. Idjits.

I also think people fail to realize the enormous amount of work outside of school hours/continuing education/out-of-pocket expenses that are incurred as a teacher.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Jul 1, 2015, 11:09 AM

3. We are getting the brunt.

This is one of my top election issues this year.

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