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Re: “The media, elected officials unite with big business to oppose unions

I am shocked at how once again a journalist can be so uneducated about a subject but yet still they can write articles with so called "facts" that aren't even close to being accurate. "Unions keep workers down" you can't be serious with that statement? Unions are what help to protect hard working men and women in this country, especially in a right to work state like South Carolina where you can be terminated unjustly so frequently. Unions give employees a legal binding collective-bargaining agreement, due process, dignity and respect on the job etc. Those are the real facts by saying that unions keep workers down is not even close to being a fair statement.

Athletes, salary workers at BSC, Boeing customers, and the company's the Boeing buys their products from, what do they all have in common? A contract so tell me why shouldn't the workers that made Boeing the aerospace giant that it is today have that same guarantee? Sure sounds like someone is being greedy here and it most certainly is not the IAM!

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Posted by Kyle White on April 22, 2015 at 10:02 PM

Re: “Seventy years after enlisting in Hitler's army, a German soldier revisits his experience in this documentary

Dresden was destroyed immediately prior to Germanys surrender.....Fifteen year olds were not taken into the Wehrmacht....there was no time or effort...and barely any weapons for the Volksturm call ups of old men which had been recent as well. Boys of his age were used to assist antiaircraft batteries...and please...lose the soundtrack...

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Posted by Paul Brewer on April 22, 2015 at 9:12 PM

Re: “The media, elected officials unite with big business to oppose unions

If one does not want to work for a union employer, then work for a non-union employer.
If you want to work for a union because it is more beneficial for you, pay your share. It is there for your benefit.
Union bosses salaries are set by the member in their union's bylaws. It is required by law to fully disclose all expenditures, including compensation.
Federal law also provides for members to have reduced contributions to a union if you opt out for political reasons.
Propoganda and the fear of the unknown is causing cancer in the middle class, pitting worker against worker.
Unions are for the worker, of the worker, and by the worker. They are productive tax paying Americans excercising their right to assemble, speak, organize and bargain collectively.
Our federal law guarantees us this right.
Please quit villianizing workers, or the organization they form to represent them.

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Posted by Bill Hayden on April 22, 2015 at 6:24 PM

Re: “The media, elected officials unite with big business to oppose unions

Redblood, 98% of all IAM contracts are settled without a strike. I'm in a closed shop and I've never been on strike. I've been union for 15 years. The IAM knows that a strike is a last chance option. They would never recommend a strike to its members unless in a dire situation.

The IAM requires a favorable vote of 2/3's of those at that location only.

Boeing and Nikki Haley are using that as a scare tactic. Extremely unprofessional in my opinion.

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Posted by Javier Lee on April 22, 2015 at 6:09 PM

Re: “The media, elected officials unite with big business to oppose unions

IAM is the collective workers that fund their representation.
The union reps are paid by the members to represent them.
Of course they were against relocating jobs. That is what yheir membership elected them to do. Protect their jobs.
Attorneys are bad for NC, but business hires them. Business collectively participates in colloective groups to lobby against workers, government regulations and consumer protections.
Of course IAM will offer their services to the workers in NC. The workers will then democratically vote to either bargain collectively or seperately.
Unions are the workers, the bosses are elected or hire by the elected. If a member does not like something, they can propose change and everyone votes. Majority wins.

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Posted by Bill Hayden on April 22, 2015 at 6:08 PM

Re: “S.C. lawmaker proposes firing squad as death penalty option

Although I guess it's not a great comparison, considering the people being executed are actual alive human beings and not zygotic blobs. But hey, life is life, right? All life is sacred!

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Posted by Ron Liberte on April 22, 2015 at 5:29 PM

Re: “S.C. lawmaker proposes firing squad as death penalty option

Sure I can.

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Posted by Ron Liberte on April 22, 2015 at 5:27 PM

Re: “Anthony Bourdain and Sean Brock filmed something at The Griffon last night

Reminder: This is in the blog section of the paper. Don't take it so seriously.

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Posted by joshl725 on April 22, 2015 at 4:45 PM

Re: “Anthony Bourdain and Sean Brock filmed something at The Griffon last night

Looks like Brock won several Irish Car Bomb races last night.

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Posted by Jaxx on April 22, 2015 at 4:44 PM

Re: “S.C. lawmaker proposes firing squad as death penalty option

You can't compare killing murderous criminals to aborting 1.2 millions babies a year.

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Posted by redblood on April 22, 2015 at 4:34 PM

Re: “The media, elected officials unite with big business to oppose unions

Right to work just means you aren't forced to join a union. Unions do way more for workers when the workers aren't forced to join. Then the union has to actually produce something good for the workers or nobody will join. If everyone is forced to join the union bosses make millions and the workers are taken for granted. They are also quick to strike. the workers don't get paid in a strike but the union bosses do. This issue in SC probably has a lot to do with donations, re-elections, union money, control, and ect... but it just comes down to whether or not you want to be forced to join a union.

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Posted by redblood on April 22, 2015 at 4:30 PM

Re: “Anthony Bourdain and Sean Brock filmed something at The Griffon last night

Bourdain is in Charleston. Repeat: Anthony Bourdain is in Charleston. Thanks to some Instagram photos from McCrady's Chef de Cuisine Daniel Heinze, The Griffon, and NewtonianBev (a.k.a. Gram Howle, a local small batch bitters creator), we know that last night the host of Parts Unknown spent the wee hours hanging with Sean Brock at The Griffon and Waffle House. And by the looks of Howle's photo (which is private), some filming was going on at the the dive bar (Perhaps our favorite sarcastic TV host is in Charleston to film his Holy City redemption episode following his very staged 2007 visit on No Reservations when Bourdain overlooked Brock (he later apologized). We can hope.)

(This paragraph (gave me a) stroke. I really hope (you never) take yourself (seriously).).

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Posted by Ron Liberte on April 22, 2015 at 4:20 PM

Re: “The media, elected officials unite with big business to oppose unions

Conservatives and corporations love to say unions are pointless and useless these days. If that's the case, why do they spend so much PR money combating something that, by their own definitions, should have no effect on business whatsoever? What's the harm in letting workers organize a group their overlords deem futile? What are they afraid of?

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Posted by Ron Liberte on April 22, 2015 at 3:58 PM

Re: “S.C. lawmaker proposes firing squad as death penalty option

I bet this kid also considers himself to be pro-life.

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Posted by Ron Liberte on April 22, 2015 at 3:50 PM

Re: “Under The Sea

oooops

https://nicholas.duke.edu/news/global-warm…

Posted by artrogue on April 22, 2015 at 2:49 PM

Re: “Obama's inaugural poet Richard Blanco to speak at School of the Arts on April 22

Richard Blanco is okay, but President Obama's first inaugural poet, Elizabeth Alexander, is superior.

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Posted by Pronghorn on April 22, 2015 at 2:34 PM

Re: “The meat is the real deal at Cumberland St. Smokehouse

They need to fix their FB link on their web page. It doesn't go to their FB page

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Posted by Lane Dortch on April 22, 2015 at 1:30 PM

Re: “The media, elected officials unite with big business to oppose unions

I agree whole heartedly with workers being able to join or create a union that represents them. Problem is in this case this is the same union that fought Boeing building here in the first place. Why would anyone want to join something that was opposed to this area's overall improvement with more jobs and better economy? I also don't see why you or anyone else would have issue with local politicians not being in favor of that same union putting up shop here. I am not a huge Haley fan but whether or not you believe her motives were for herself (Boeing contributions) or for the people, doesnt really matter to me, what she opposed was a good thing and she has a right like anyone else to voice her opinion on it.

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Posted by Bosox2010 on April 22, 2015 at 12:45 PM

Re: “Stegelin: Boeing S.C. vs. The Machinists union, round 1

If the IAM and NLRB had their way you wouldn't have Boeing cartoons to draw, they wouldn't be in SC in the first place! Unions are prehistoric at least draw a brontosaurus or something to represent them.

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Posted by Bosox2010 on April 22, 2015 at 12:35 PM

Re: “The media, elected officials unite with big business to oppose unions

Great op-ed. The only way to balance economic and political power is for workers to have the full, democratic right to representation and collective bargaining. The employer and political leaders should not be able to threaten or intimidate workers denying this right of freedom of association.

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Posted by endinequality on April 22, 2015 at 12:16 PM
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