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" Before there were unions, there was no middle class. "
" By the mid-1950s, more than a third of all America workers in the private sector were unionized. And the unions demanded and received a fair slice of the American pie. "
" Credit unions are often a better deal than banks and tend to pay higher yields on deposits. "
" Emotion is the surest arbiter of a poetic choice, and it is the priest of all supreme unions in the mind. "
" Every major federal campaign-finance-reform effort since 1943 has attempted to treat corporations and unions equally. If a limit applied to corporations, it applied to unions; if unions could form PACs, corporations could too; and so on. DISCLOSE is the first major campaign-finance bill that has not taken this approach. "
Bradley A. Smith
" Everything is produced by the workers, and the minute they try to get something by their unions they meet all the opposition that can be mustered by those who now get what they produce. "
" For the unions, it is simple. There are no jobs on a dead planet. "
" Hey, I'm a former union president myself and also an attorney that represented a lot of unions. "
Stephen F. Lynch
" How long before we have, not just homosexual marriage, but homosexual unions between adult men and small boys? "
" If you are trying to favor the unions by having more rigid labor market and keeping wages very high, you could be blocking people from getting new jobs. "
Jose Angel Gurria
" If you don't have collective agreements between unions and employers, governments have to legislate more. "
" If your bank took bailout money, take your money out of that bank and put it in a credit union. Credit unions are owned by the people who have their money in the credit union. "
" I had a good job as a printer in the East End. Before the unions destroyed it, that job was very lucrative. "
" I'm a big believer in the value of labor unions and with what collective effort gets people. "
" I'm not going to stop beating up on the unions. "
" In a democracy, in a functioning democracy, what would be happening is that popular organizations, unions, political groupings, others would be developing their programs, putting them forth, insisting that their representatives implement those programs. "
" I really can't imagine how anyone could, in good conscience, oppose the proposition that the states should be able to deny the status of marriage to same-sex unions. "
Charles T. Canady
" I recognize that as governor, my job is to sit on the other side of the table from the public sector unions and negotiate effectively on behalf of all the taxpayers of the state, including all of you. "
" I remember being amazed that actors had a union. I thought only coal miners had unions, or guys that worked in automobile plants. That's an indication of how naive I was. "
" I respect the state workers and I respect their unions, but we simply can't afford to pay benefits and pensions that are out of line with economic reality. "
" I see the policy of opposing same-sex marriages or unions, whatever you call it, as bigotry or discrimination. "
Patrick J. Kennedy
" I think we have to be fair in saying at this point that neither Roosevelt nor Lewis realized the peril to which they were exposing both the unions and the country. "
John T. Flynn
" Large corporations and unions know the power of being big enough to bargain for better rates. "
" Many people feel that unions aren't militant enough for them and don't do anything. "
" Many unions have contracts with employers that are based on a multiple of the prevailing minimum wage. If the minimum wage goes up, union salaries go up by a similar percentage. "
" Men don't and can't live by exchanging articles, but by producing them. They don't live by trade, but by work. Give up that foolish and vain title of Trades Unions; and take that of laborers Unions. "
" One of the things you learn as a journalist is that when there's no accountability, we humans are capable of tremendous avarice and venality. That's true of union bosses - and of corporate tycoons. Unions, even flawed ones, can provide checks and balances for flawed corporations. "
" People have to be reminded that unions played a very historic role in our economy. "
" Political scientists after World War II hypothesized that even though the voices of individual Americans counted for little, most people belonged to a variety of interest groups and membership organizations - clubs, associations, political parties, unions - to which politicians were responsive. "
" Private sector labors unions continue to suffer losses in their membership while public sector and service unions grow. "
Thomas E. Mann
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