And here we have a point with no facts.
You two should start a comedy team.
What the unions have "fought" for has now become a never ending demand for "rights" and "entitlements" that far exceed the non union shops. They have bankrupted the post office, the city of Detroit, and Twinkies. They absorb an incredible amount of tax money in many large cities due to their ridiculous benefits that most workers could only imagine. They strong arm shops into trying to unionize, and due to them, Boeing almost failed. Well, I think unions have now become redundant, and could easily be eliminated with few of the regular folks giving a rat's ass. They prevent useless workers from being fired, keep totally worthless teachers in the classroom, and only cost money that could be spent elsewhere. Their days are numbered. Bet if they cause a problem with our kids in schools in this area, their days will be very limited 'till the next contract goes out for bids for bus service. Better to pay a little more upfront than be forced to put up with their crap.
You're back to posting like a ball.
(hint: you don't have a point)
You are not guarranteed any of those by the federal goverment. Look it up.
Everything you mentioned is up to the State you work in and or your employer.
The only thing that the federal goverment mandates is Overtime pay for over 40 hours in a one week period and a minimum wage. The minimum wage can be adjusted by the State.
Makes me wonder if you ever held a full time job at a non union small business?
The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) does not require payment for time not worked, such as vacations, sick leave or federal or other holidays. These benefits are matters of agreement between an employer and an employee (or the employee's representative).
"If we bend to the demands of the unions, we'll just be starting a never ending of being screwed by them."
Are you willing to give up the eight-hour day/forty hour week?
2 paid breaks a day?
Or any of the other things that unions fought for in the 20th Century?
Let all the parents figure out how their kids are getting to school and use those resources for something more useful then transporting kids to South Carolina Public Schools....like, I dunno, trade convention trips in Paris or something.
"By the way, I rode a bike to school, about a mile away, for years."
But how far uphill was it?
I think the anti-union parents who are affected by this should just let the free market get their kids to school. Aren't they supposed to be bootstrappy survivalist types? They'll be fine.
Folks down here don't cotton to unions much. My suggestion is to show the union that we won't put up with their crap, and suck it up and find a way to get kids to school. Maybe the CHAS buses can run some routes down main roads and charge maybe a buck for round trip. Bet they would be full. Yeah, the kids may have to walk a little to a main road, but they won't die. What we don't need is 2000 cars with one kid each jamming up the roadways. If we bend to the demands of the unions, we'll just be starting a never ending of being screwed by them. Hopefully we can find another company that wants the business to take over next year when the contract with Durham is over. By the way, I rode a bike to school, about a mile away, for years. Didn't get run over or accosted by a stranger. It's the same these days, only it is a little crowded, but kids need to put down their I phones and learn how life is supposed to be.
I got six emails about this in about 30 minutes the other night.
Sheriff Cannon is doing the opposite of what Charleston Police are doing. FOLLOWING THE US CONSTITUTION. Mayor Riley has issued illegal religious orders to enable criminals at our abortion clinic while allowing the doctor and myself to be threatened by tampon terrorists then falsely arrested when we defend ourselves. It costs many thousands of dollars for a business man to file for Federal F.A.C.E. law protection but I can file for Civil Rights law enforcement against the illegally religious entrapments by Charleston cops. Our 2nd Amendment was designed in 1787 to prevent a tyrannical gov't which now has stolen 12 trillion dollars from our US Treasury giving it all to endless polluter oil war profiteers and banksters & stock manipulators.... IN SHORT FASCIST CORPORATIONS CONTROL OUR COUNTRY AND OUR 300 MILLION WEAPONS in patriot homes is the only deterrence to complete jack book police from enslaving us all 843-926-1750 @LarryAccomplish
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When liberals want to restrict guns, that's a police state.
When conservatives want to put armed police (or teachers, even) into the schools, that's a reasoned and rational response and totally not a frightening, actual police state concept.
I do not agree with police officers in every school......what are we teaching the students and parents? Only the police can protect you? There should be a class for each student on protecting themselves...which they can carry into life outside of school.....
You described a Police State, "Why not go out and collect all the damn things which aren't registered, licensed and background checked? "
So, how do you propose to collect the damn things from the criminals?
So who is going to pay for it? We already have multiple police officers at Wando HS, and I assume the other High Schools. Presumably that was worked out some time ago. Some middle schools have police officers already. This applies to all elementary schools? Are we going to lock all the doors to all the rooms all the time? That would make sense from a security point of view, but it sends a pretty scary message to the kids. Do we want a nation of kids who associate an unlocked door with being attacked by a head case with an assualt rifle? Are we sane enough to sort this out in South Carolina. Why not go out and collect all the damn things which aren't registered, licensed and background checked? Charge fees. Recheck every few years. It works for cars.
Don't knock the Mayans. There were very smart and everyone who knows anything can tell you about the Mayan A's. Seriously, the Mayans got it right but I stopped it. I wanted to give our dear politicians a chance to screw up not just the earth, but the entire solar system..
One of the good things about living in a free country is that you are free to go.
You can't take South Carolina with you, but you may go.
Let's see; last time we tried this it didn't go so well. Why not try it again!
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