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We don't have unions in South Carolina because we don't need unions in South Carolina.
The only way to grow the economy in a way that benefits the bottom 90 percent is to change the structure of the economy. At the least, this requires stronger unions and a higher minimum wage.
For most of the 20th century, we didn't just enjoy economic success in Michigan, we defined it. Our innovators and entrepreneurs created the world's most productive companies, and our unions made sure that productivity led to broad middle class prosperity.
Now, I learned soon enough, that among the three, two don't trust the third one - the third one is the government. Both industry and unions feel the government is a talking organization and a spending organization.
Large corporations and unions know the power of being big enough to bargain for better rates.
If you have poor management that's not doing the right job, you end up with unions filling the void and... page after page of work rules and thicker and thicker contracts.
The dissolution of the trade unions was in the air then.
Thousands of Americans are forced to join unions as a condition of employment, with little to no chance of ever having their voices heard.
If you don't have collective agreements between unions and employers, governments have to legislate more.
I sometimes think that unions don't understand that we live in a free society, and people have the right to not select union representation if they don't want it.
We - again, the, the, the, the bastardization and the demonization over the last few years of teachers and of unions and of collective bargaining, that is not the answer.
I oppose any attempt to grant homosexual unions the same legal privileges that civil government affords to traditional marriage and family life.
I'm not going to stop beating up on the unions.
The unions may continue to decline, but if they do, it'll be their fault.
I don't think it's a great leap to go from civil unions to gay marriage - I may be in the minority in believing that.
Harold Ford, Jr.
In the 1970s, New York City avoided bankruptcy because wise political leaders like Gov. Hugh L. Carey believed both in strong labor unions and robust banks and companies.
I think it is just stupid economics for a government to approach economic management from a strand of thinking regarding unions as enemies.
I've commissioned an adaptation of 'The Jungle', by Upton Sinclair, a story of a young immigrant from Lithuania to the meat-packing industry of Chicago in 1904, and the rise of the unions in America.
It is true that they paid much more attention to the trade unions because the trade unions were after all speaking for the rights and conditions of working men and women in their employment.
Unions inherently create an 'us versus them' dynamic that makes winning against a company's management the top goal, not serving customers, innovating, or in the case of education, teaching kids.
The reason that the unions and the other stakeholders have not cut a deal with the automakers is because they believe the federal government is going to bail them out.
Unions should not be lapdogs to a political party, they should be watchdogs for their members' interests.
Private unions, such as the UAW, is a choice between employees and employers. If that is what they want, then who am I to say you can't have it?
Hey, I'm a former union president myself and also an attorney that represented a lot of unions.
Stephen F. Lynch
Even in Britain, the trade unions tell me that employment contracts have less protection than in the past.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
John F. Kennedy
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