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Subject:  Re: Thomas Sowell on the unions killing Hostess Date:  11/21/2012  7:05 PM
Author:  1poorguy Number:  656437 of 876060

Funny, but I don't recall seeing anyone chained to a plantation recently.

Thanks, in part, to unions. They were instrumental in eliminating child labor, "homework" (particularly popular in the garment industry, as I recall), forced overtime, etc. You can easily point out union abuses, and I likely would agree with you about many of them. But they are the only tool workers have versus management. We always hope such is not necessary, but sometimes it is.**

Your comment is sort of like people who say "who needs immunizations, nobody gets sick from those diseases anymore". Yeah...because everyone has been immunized for the past several decades.

**My father used to work for a mobile home manufacturer, before I was born. They took such good care of their workers that when union reps would show up to try to organize the workers they would be escorted from the premises by those same workers. Or so he told me. THAT is the ideal, but it doesn't happen very often.
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