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The union vote lost.

All this income equality talk sure feel short in Alabama
 

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No worries. It won't be long before everyone is paying union dues whether they want to or not or vote for it or not.

And, just as an aside, this election actually was done with voter ID and control of any mail in ballots, which just may have mattered...
 

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No worries. It won't be long before everyone is paying union dues whether they want to or not or vote for it or not.

And, just as an aside, this election actually was done with voter ID and control of any mail in ballots, which just may have mattered...
Alabama being a "right to work state", I don't think they will be paying union dues.

Even if the union vote passed, workers would not have to join the union.
 

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Alabama being a "right to work state", I don't think they will be paying union dues.

Even if the union vote passed, workers would not have to join the union.
You should take a look at some of the proposed federal legislation by your socialist congress and senate to make "right to work" laws "illegal".
 

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You should take a look at some of the proposed federal legislation by your socialist congress and senate to make "right to work" laws "illegal".
That may be, but I was speaking to current state. BTW - The majority of DC is not "mine".
 

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Three generations of Bodani men who worked in the Sparrows Point steel mill, near Baltimore. The youngest, William Bodani Jr., was making $35 an hour in 2002 (about $52 in today’s dollars), along with bonuses. That’s enough for a solid middle-class income.
With the steel mill gone from Sparrows Point, Bodani instead took a job at the Amazon warehouse that occupies the same land. He was in his late 60s at the time and was making a fraction of what he once had.
It would be one thing if this sort of downward mobility were a reflection of the U.S. economy’s overall performance. But it’s not. Economic output is much higher, per person, than it was two decades ago and vastly higher than it was in Bessemer’s 20th century heyday.​


Fifteen dollars an hour for a full-time worker translates to about $31,000 a year, less than half of U.S. median family income and low enough in many cases for a family to qualify for subsidized school lunches.

Amazon soundly defeated the union’s organizing effort by emphasizing that it already paid well above the federal minimum wage of $7.25. And that’s true: All of its employees make at least $15 an hour. The message resonated. Relative to other jobs they might find, Amazon workers decided they were already doing pretty well.

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