22 Total Quotes

Unions Quotes

Abraham Lincoln
Let us at all times remember that all American citizens are brothers of a common country, and should dwell together in bonds of fraternal feeling
Abraham Lincoln
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We thought we were doing what was in the best interest of the public, but we [couldn't] spend a million dollars on four-color mailers, [like the unions].
Walter Ekard
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I can identify with what they (other unions) are going through,
Wayne Webster
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I tend to think of it as a macro-economic factor. The economy is growing well, there is really no inflation and the labor market has been tight everywhere, so you start to see some things show up, like the GM labor dispute. Unions get more aggressive.
Tony Ferrugia
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Is it the employer who controls whether an employee gets to take comp time or overtime or the employee? ... When unions hear 'flexibility' they hear employers (not workers) get the flexibility to schedule the work.
Thomas Kochan
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We're a right-to-work state. You need to be careful when you talk about ports, because you're talking about unions. If any industry came in this area that is unionized, I'd fight it tooth and nail.
Sen. Leatherman
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This isn't really anything new. The unions have tried to organize Wal-Mart associates through the Internet for more than five years . . . with no success. . . . We might be concerned if this group was offering solutions to some of the issues working people face each day, but that is not the case.
Mona Williams
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The question is: Are bigger unions, better unions?
Gary Chaison
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The fact of the matter is unions are outspent by corporate contributors 24 to one,
Fabian Nunez
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With the assault on labor right now, it was important for us to be out with all the unions.
Bob Rose
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Unions do believe in proper regulation - but this initiative shows workplaces can do even better when managers and employees work together.
Brendan Barber
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Everyone wants BA to continue its success. But that must include recognition that the workforce and the unions have, and will continue to play, a key role.
Brendan Gold
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Any kind of standard of living that's been established is because of unions. This is a force that cannot go away.
Ted Ludwig
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Sikorsky workers have been fortunate that, for a long time, they have not been asked to pay. Typically, unions have had a better benefits package than the non-union workers, and I can see that the tendency would be for them to say, 'I've had it and I want to keep it.' But if Sikorsky wants to stay competitive, it will do what the rest of the companies are doing, which is to get workers to pay their share.
Frank Johnson
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The prime minister was very closed last week, but was more open to the idea of amending the law today. Almost everyone agrees that we must do something, not because of the mobilization of the unions, but because the battle of explaining the law has been lost with the young.
Eric Woerth
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We have to find a way which is not a retreat and at the same time allows the unions to come back to the negotiating table.
Eric Woerth
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This is unacceptable because when they meet with those unions we want to be present. We've not been notified of any meetings, and we'll lead another march.
Esther Lee
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We have attempted many times to organize Wal-Mart employees into unions, ... And every time the employees organize, they just close the store. So instead, we are taking the information to the public. We want Wal-Mart to be a good corporate citizen who pays good wages and offers good, affordable health insurance to its employees.
Bill Roberts
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Generally speaking, the Latino population mushroomed here following NAFTA and the fact that some of the poultry industry employers saw an opportunity to recruit Latino workers to diffuse the effect of African-American workers and their efforts to organize unions,
Bill Chandler
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There's a possibility of a joint San Francisco-Oakland strike. We hope it doesn't happen, but that is a possibility. Both unions would be stronger if we go on strike together.
Ben Visnick
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We'll be ready as of tomorrow to receive the unions ... There won't be any limits to the talks.
Bernard Accoyer
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In general, unions can be very powerful. But it's up to the workers to decide if that's what they want right now. I'm not saying we should definitely have a union as a student, I'm helping to create an atmosphere where a union would be possible.
Anna Kastner
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