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Unions built the middle class. Reagan was the beginning of the end for the middle class. I don't always agree with everything Unions do, but I firmly believe that without them, we will not have a strong middle class. Unions help fight against the corporate oligarchy and what might be coming: the fascist dictatorship. I have never worked a job that was unionized, but when I worked at company that had some Union workers, every time the Union won, the rest of us got better benefits as well. Unions help the workers instead of the corporate overlords.

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yes, a strike is justified. The companies' behavior is outrageous.

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What’s gravy for the Goose should gravy for the Gander! I endorse equal pay raises IF the white collar get 40% pay the shop rays should get 40%.

Equal Per Cent increases for all.

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I agree with unions and unions striking. I would like to know, however, how people on a quickly diminishing SOCIAL SECURITY income, who are old and have been paying in all their lives can get a 40% raise. That’s what we need to even survive in this economy. On the measly COLAs we get now, a huge chunk of us will soon need to give up our houses and live in poverty.

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THANKS FOR LISTING THE FIVE REASONS. I HOPE THEY STRIKE!!!!

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Ford says UAW’s demand for a 4-day week is “unreasonable“?

I’ll bet that’s the same thing they said in the 1930s when the UAW brought us all the 5-day week.

Go UAW!

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Yes. This crushing greed has to come to an end!

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Hell yes, justified!!

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I’m union through & through! So yes! Why aren’t the workers compensated as the CEO’s are?

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Executive pay is obscene

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Totally justified!

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Yes, because of all the reasons you have so clearly stated. It's time the American people were made aware of the blatant greed of corporate America. This should be a large part of the Democratic campaign, speaking to those whose wages don't equate with corporate profit, and that's most of us.

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It’s Primetime for the Rich to start their sharing the wealth!

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Yes indeed, they should strike!

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absolutely justified

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Oh yes. These companies are outrageous. Shameless.

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