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Civil War in Organized Labor!
Conservative Thoughts ^ | July 25, 2005 | John Kuethe

Posted on 07/25/2005 1:26:40 PM PDT by Wrangler22

The Teamsters and the Service Employees International Union are leaving the AFL-CIO and taking over an estimated two million workers with them. The AFL-CIO represented 56 unions before the split, and Teamsters President James P. Hoffa prepared his workers by declaring "a new era for American workers." "We proposed that the AFL-CIO embark on a new course of action that would not only protect our existing Teamsters members and their families but lead to thousands of new working men and women to have the opportunity to organize into a strong union that would give them the chance to achieve the American dream to own their own home, send their kids to college and plan a strong retirement," he said.

A total of seven unions have left and have banded together to form a new umbrella group called the Change to Win Coalition — with the goal of reversing declines in union membership. Apparently none of them realize that increasing demands by the unions, particularly to the health, welfare, and pension funds have resulted in mre job loss than any other factor in this country. Union leaders throughout this country's history have been notorious for using these funds as personal expense accounts. . .

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Society
KEYWORDS: aflcio; laborunion; schadenfreude; teamster

1 posted on 07/25/2005 1:26:40 PM PDT by Wrangler22
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To: Wrangler22

Couldn't happen to a nicer bunch of mob-mentality thugs.


2 posted on 07/25/2005 1:29:05 PM PDT by thoughtomator (How many liberties shall we give up to maintain the pretense that we are not at war with Islam?)
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To: Wrangler22
There is a big split coming, soon "organized labor" as represented by Sweeney will be exclusively public employee unions.

They are the only unions not in free fall, and the ones who have been running the show for decades.

My union left the AFL-CIO years ago.
3 posted on 07/25/2005 1:33:14 PM PDT by mmercier
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To: Wrangler22

I wonder if we'll see the riots we saw when they were all trying to get together....?


4 posted on 07/25/2005 1:35:12 PM PDT by theDentist (The Dems have put all their eggs in one basket-case: Howard "Belltower" Dean.)
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To: Wrangler22

I wonder if a bigger bunch of pinkos will take over.


5 posted on 07/25/2005 1:39:13 PM PDT by satchmodog9 (Murder and weather are our only news)
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To: Wrangler22
Organized Labor is just extortion for fun and profit.Don't forget UNIONS have cost America over 6 TRILLION dollars in the last 50 years in excess wages and benefits built into the cost of every day life.

Ever wonder why the "made in America" label is soooo hard to find? because UNIONS made fair international competition illegal. And organizing against government and service jobs - ludicrous. It's what makes the DMV such a fun place to go too.

6 posted on 07/25/2005 1:47:41 PM PDT by xcamel (Deep Red, stuck in a "bleu" state.)
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