When you are about to be throttled with the facts the correct progressive procedure is:
talk over, talk louder, or dump the caller.
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I am a retired Canadian. I am not a shill for an American corporation, and would be happy to prove it under any criteria you chose. I am a rampant progressive liberal and always have been, but I do not like unions. I consider them oligarchies and cults. I don't understand how you can say unions are democracy if everyone has to join them! If you vote in a democracy, and the party you vote for doesn't win, you don't have to leave the country or join the winning party. Yet you think it is a democracy if everyone in a company has to join a union whether or not they want to, with the choice being to leave. I think union presidents are generally making money off union dues. I have since childhood seen unions strike, with violence done by them to those who cross picket lines, even nurses on strike beating up doctors trying to get to their patients.
There are lots of reasons to not join a union. Some people don't like to be part of the crowd, some people may not agree with union politics. Should they also not be able to work? Or heaven forbid call your show without you calling them a shill for corporations.? If health care is the main things union provide, then the problem is that health care should not be tied to your employment. It should have nothing to do with whether or not you are in a union.
Many times during my education and my child's, I have encountered unmotivated, unpleasant unqualified teachers. These teachers will never be fired, and the worst that happens to the most abusive of them is that they are offered counselling. Unions protect their workers at the expense of patients and children.
I know your father, who quit university to support his children and was very loyal to his union, must have talked lot to you about how great unions are from the time you were a baby, and you will hear no wrong about them, but you are getting pretty extreme to anyone who may sincerely disagree with you and you won't let them talk, The gentleman today who called and gave you the union local number etc seemed sincere, yet you insisted he was a fake because he said his union leader was corrupt.