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    Quote Originally Posted by fettpett View Post
    they were given the privilege to Collectively bargain by the State in 1959, it's not a right, the state can take away that privilege at any time it wants.
    the state can certainly try, it's up to the workers whether or not they will succeed
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    It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wei Wu Wei View Post
    they can certainly try, it's up to the workers whether or not they will succeed
    no, it's up to the Voters and those that the voters have put in office to decide that.
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    All of this anti-union talk that's been flooding the corporate airwaves is pure class warfare.

    The contrast between public employee pay/benefits doesn't necessary mean that the public workers are getting too much, it might be that the private workers aren't getting enough. However, because of the near-total lack of worker power and high unemployment, private workers have little recourse other than getting frustrated, not knowing who to blame, and taking out their anger on the organized public workers who have the Harry Baals to actually do something about their situation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fettpett View Post
    no, it's up to the Voters and those that the voters have put in office to decide that.
    the gears of society can only function with the participation of the work force, the work force that gets so much shit from the corporate media.

    yes politicians can get elected and legislators can write laws but the workers can bring the whole damn thing to a screeching halt.

    there are many different forms of power, and the collective power of organized labor is something that Big Capital fears FAR more than the rigged and propagandized electoral process
    Quote Originally Posted by Adam Smith - Wealth of Nations
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    this isn't the majority of the work force though. This is one small sector, the public sector that is SUPPORTED FINANCIALLY by the private sector through taxes. The majority of voters (ie the WORK FORCE) supports this bill and the Public sector Unions are losing all good will that they had.
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    For something that is so universally supported there sure are a lot of people out protesting it right now
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wei Wu Wei View Post
    For something that is so universally supported there sure are a lot of people out protesting it right now
    I didn't say it was universally reported, I said the MAJORITY supported it, something around 60% support it
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    It wouldn't surprise me one bit. I can't find a poll for it though
    Quote Originally Posted by Adam Smith - Wealth of Nations
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wei Wu Wei View Post
    It wouldn't surprise me one bit. I can't find a poll for it though
    http://www.jsonline.com/polls/116392...54&cid=8500544
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    um that's a non-scientific online poll it's about a credible as a poll conducted here on CU
    Quote Originally Posted by Adam Smith - Wealth of Nations
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