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  1. #1 The Unemployed are ORGANIZING! (yay) 
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    Oh God...more ways to waste your time instead of looking for a job...

    annabanana (1000+ posts) Wed Feb-24-10 02:19 PM

    Original message The Unemployed are ORGANIZING! (yay)


    http://www.alternet.org/story/145797/the_unemployed_now...

    The Unemployed Now Have Their Own Union, and It's Catching on Quickly
    An ingenious grassroots union for the unemployed is only a month old -- and its numbers are growing.



    It's been only a month that a union for the unemployed has come into existence through an ingenious grassroots organizing campaign. In case you haven't heard about it, the union's name is "UR Union of the Unemployed" or its nickname, "UCubed," because of its unique method of organizing.

    The idea is that if millions of jobless join together and act as an organization, they are more likely to get Congress and the White House to provide the jobs that are urgently needed. They can also apply pressure for health insurance coverage, unemployment insurance and COBRA benefits and food stamps. An unemployed worker is virtually helpless if he or she has to act alone.

    Joining a Cube is as simple as it is important. (Please check the union web site: www.unionofunemployed.com ). Six people who live in the same zip code address can form a Ucube. Nine such UCubes make a neighborhood. Three neighborhood UCubes form a power block that contains 162 activists. Politicians cannot easily ignore a multitude of power blocks, nor can merchants avoid them.


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    Quote Originally Posted by SarasotaRepub View Post
    Oh God...more ways to waste your time instead of looking for a job...



    Stupid is all I can say...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SarasotaRepub View Post
    Oh God...more ways to waste your time instead of looking for a job...



    Stupid is all I can say...

    I'd post some replies but...I have to get to work. :eek::D
    What are they going to do if they don't get what their union what . . . go on strike and refuse to work until their demands are met? I hope their organized with union bosses and diligently paying their union dues on time.
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    Seems fitting, no?
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    What a wonderful idea, a bunch of people with no money organizing...that'll accomplish a lot.
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    A Progressive Tea Party. The tea baggies.
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    These people are being scammed and don't even know it. Union says "Join and pay dues and we'll take care of you." They are always looking for a suckers to leach off of.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockntractor View Post
    A Progressive Tea Party. The tea baggies.
    more like DIME baggers
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eagle View Post
    These people are being scammed and don't even know it. Union says "Join and pay dues and we'll take care of you." They are always looking for a suckers to leach off of.
    Haha! If every dope on the DUmp signs up they will be over 100,000 strong!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eagle View Post
    These people are being scammed and don't even know it. Union says "Join and pay dues and we'll take care of you." They are always looking for a suckers to leach off of.
    Once they are organized and their demands aren't met, what will they do? Threaten to find a job?
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