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31 minutes ago, benson13 said:

I've got 99 problems and 98 of them are completely made up scenarios in my head that I'm stressing about for absolutely no logical reason.

 

WTF are you hear again you lying ass POS!!!!

 

LMAO

 

benson13 09/06/2009 11:25:22 AM
40% of republicans think Iraq attacked America

 

 

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5 minutes ago, benson13 said:

I've got 99 problems and 98 of them are completely made up scenarios in my head that I'm stressing about for absolutely no logical reason.

Fuck off Cartoon boy. Your lies have been exposed to many times for you to be of any importance here.

 

LMAO

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14 minutes ago, Blue Devil said:

 

Poor dear.

 

Ha!

BD you have to forgive the fool, he's Drunk again with BS as usual.

 

benson13-12/01/2009 11:33:44 AM (#5 of 11)
For 3 Years I was in Canada on Layovers
when the Clinton Admin was trying to Overhaul our HealthCare....
every single week I probably talked to 1000 Canuks, and ALL of them Loved their Healthcare and were wondering why we didn't have it in the US

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What Unions Have Done For Workers

 

Conservatives have sought to malign the union movement by claiming that it is simply defending the parochial interests of labor unions, who they claim are imposing huge costs on taxpayers with little benefit. Yet the truth is that America’s public and private unions have been one of the major forces in building a robust and vibrant middle class and have fought over the past century to improve the lives of all Americans in a variety of ways. ThinkProgress has assembled just Five of the many things that American workers can thank the nation’s unions for.

 

1. Unions Gave Us The Weekend: Even the ultra-conservative Mises Institute notes that the relatively labor-free 1870, the average workweek for most Americans was 61 hours — almost double what most Americans work now. Yet in the late nineteenth century and the twentieth century, labor unions engaged in massive strikes in order to demand shorter workweeks so that Americans could be home with their loved ones instead of constantly toiling for their employers with no leisure time.

 

2. Unions Gave Us Fair Wages And Relative Income Equality: As ThinkProgress reported earlier in the week, the relative decline of unions over the past 35 years has mirrored a decline in the middle class’s share of national income. It is also true that at the time when most Americans belonged to a union — a period of time between the 1940s and 1950s — income inequality in the U.S. was at its lowest point in the history of the country.

 

3. Unions Helped End Child Labor: The very first American Federation of Labor (AFL) national convention passed “a resolution calling on states to ban children under 14 from all gainful employment” in 1881, and soon after states across the country adopted similar recommendations, leading up to the 1938 Fair Labor Standards Act which regulated child labor the federal level for the first time.

 

4. Unions Won Widespread Employer-Based Health Coverage: “The rise of unions in the 1930s and 1940s led to the first great expansion of health care” for all Americans, as labor unions banded workers together to negotiate for health coverage plans from employers. In 1942, “the US set up a National War Labor Board. It had the power to set a cap on all wage increases. But it let employers circumvent the cap by offering “fringe benefits” – notably, health insurance

 

5. Unions Spearheaded The Fight For The Family And Medical Leave Act: Labor unions like the AFL-CIO federation led the fight for this 1993 law, which “requires state agencies and private employers with more than 50 employees to provide up to 12 weeks of job-protected unpaid leave annually for workers to care for a newborn, newly adopted child, seriously ill family member or for the worker’s own illness.”

 

http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2011/03/05/148930/top-five-things-unions/

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