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UFCW Is Third Union to Abandon AFL-CIO (TOO MUCH MONEY GOING TO DEMS!!! (AND THEY ADMIT IT!!!)
The Associated Press ^ | 7/29/05 | The Associate Press

Posted on 07/29/2005 3:50:22 PM PDT by paulat

Edited on 07/29/2005 4:23:48 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

WASHINGTON - The United Food and Commercial Workers on Friday joined the Teamsters and Service Workers in abandoning the AFL-CIO, depriving the labor federation of three of its largest unions and close to $28 million of its estimated $120 million budget.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: aflcio; cnim; dinosaurs; lead; pleosticene; unions
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To: BOBTHENAILER
Inspite of all the union money, one fact stands out.
21 posted on 07/29/2005 4:43:04 PM PDT by Grampa Dave (The civilized world must win WW IV/the Final Crusade and destroy Jihadism!)
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To: paulat

When I first went to the thread...there was no link...so?


22 posted on 07/29/2005 4:44:55 PM PDT by pookie18 (Clinton Happens...as does Dr. Demento Dean, Bela Pelosi & Benedick Durbin!!)
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To: pookie18

I have no idea what you're talking about.


23 posted on 07/29/2005 4:54:18 PM PDT by paulat
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To: paulat

Union dues are only supposed to be used for collective bargaining, contract administration, or grievance adjustment.


24 posted on 07/29/2005 4:58:11 PM PDT by Teacher317
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To: BOBTHENAILER

Most unions (I have belonged to 6 over the years) have at least 30% Republicans among their members (a number I pull directly from my... imagination). It is high time that the leadership started listening to this huge bloc.


25 posted on 07/29/2005 5:00:08 PM PDT by Teacher317
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To: paulat

HA ha...
26 posted on 07/29/2005 5:55:41 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist )
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To: Gimme my boots
(I'm losing my own lunch)

And you just had to take everybody else down that road with you, now didn't ya?

(Your words evoked one horrible visual!)

27 posted on 07/29/2005 6:04:40 PM PDT by DumpsterDiver
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To: paulat
For generations, the Dems had been able to hold onto power by delivering goodies to the people who finance them

The downside, of course, is once they are out of power, and unable to deliver the goodies, then the people who had been giving them money and time no longer have anything to show for it, so they stop supporting the Dems

28 posted on 07/29/2005 6:10:45 PM PDT by SauronOfMordor
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To: A CA Guy
Next we need to end the union monopolies of the teacher's union and all the government union.

No union that represents people paid by US taxpayers in any way shape or form should be allowed to participate in politics. They can encourage their members to vote, but not one dime of dues should be spent on politics.

29 posted on 07/29/2005 6:11:47 PM PDT by McGavin999
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To: chadwimc

My sympathies to you for being represented by AFSCME. Hope you never need them for something important. (I'll give them credit for successful bargaining on the issue of wages.)


30 posted on 07/29/2005 6:57:59 PM PDT by Ciexyz (Let us always remember, the Lord is in control.)
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To: McGavin999

Good point!


31 posted on 07/29/2005 10:56:49 PM PDT by A CA Guy (God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: paulat
Trouble in the evil donkey's barn always makes me smile.
32 posted on 07/30/2005 5:38:34 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (The ratmedia: always eager to remind us of why we hate them.)
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To: paulat

bump


33 posted on 07/30/2005 10:11:31 AM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: Teacher317
Couldn't have said it better myself. My ex-wife is a teacher, and even though she's gotten more liberal the last few years, she hates the teacher's union.

She's been a nurse long before she was a teacher and knows the difference.

34 posted on 07/30/2005 10:43:59 AM PDT by BOBTHENAILER (One by one, in small groups or in whole armies, we don't care how we do, but we're gonna getcha)
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2006 ping for a 2005 topic, as we head into the election.


35 posted on 09/20/2006 10:53:06 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (updated my FR profile on Saturday, September 16, 2006. https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: paulat

The UFCW had some real sleazeballs working for them and some rather unsavory recruiting tactics back when I used to be a non-union grocery store worker.


36 posted on 09/20/2006 10:54:14 AM PDT by BaBaStooey (I heart Emma Caulfield.)
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To: paulat
BWA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HAHA HA HA HA HA!
Less money for the RATS.....I love it.
37 posted on 09/20/2006 10:54:24 AM PDT by Recovering_Democrat (I am SO glad to no longer be associated with the party of "dependence on government"!)
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To: newsgatherer

38 posted on 09/20/2006 10:55:05 AM PDT by Recovering_Democrat (I am SO glad to no longer be associated with the party of "dependence on government"!)
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To: paulat

I just hope they don't start buying off Republicans with that money. Democrats supporting the goonery and socialism of unions is a natural fit. But any Republican that would support unions is a 2-bit political whore that needs to be kicked out of the party.


39 posted on 09/20/2006 11:00:10 AM PDT by shempy (EABOF)
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