Thursday, May 3, 2012

What We Can Learn From Unions

What is one of the first thing you think of when you think of unions? They're organized. For better or for worse, they are VERY organized.

Case in point, they have local meetings at least every 2 months. Most locals have them once a month. Also, they have committees for just about everything. Veteran, women, civil rights, educational, recreational and others, depending on the local.

The unions also have educational getaways that are paid by union dues. Each union has a different place, owned by the union. For the week or weekend that you are there, the worker will go to workshops. They'll learn different ways to strengthen the union. Teach them every thing they to know, so when they go back to work they're armed with knowledge.

This is how the union is able to mobilize the way they do. They are highly organized. If there is a political protest that the union wants you at, they have what is referred to as a 'call out'. The union pays you for the time you would have been at work to show up. Sometimes they even provide transportation. All this is paid for by union dues.

So the question is, how do we as conservatives rally against this?


  1. Why would you want to rally against an organization that protects innocent and virtually powerless individuals from corporate power abuse?

    Organizations that help workers avoid and prevent safety issues?

    The organizations that are almost single-handedly responsible for the fair distribution of wealth in America since the 50's, powering economic growth unprecedented in history!

    Organizations that have paved the way for millions to live a rich or well-off lifestyle, creating the first largely middle class society in history?

    I think, given the facts, conservatives are shooting themselves in their wrong-headed, ignorant feet when they blindly opposite all unions.

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  2. I think you misunderstood what I was talking about. I am a union member. There are pros & cons to it, but that wasn't what I was talking about. I was talking about how organized they are. How union members are able to show up to rallys during the week when others are working. Not to be rude, but maybe you should read what is written instead of giving me talking points that I already hear at work.