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Old 02-26-2013, 08:34 PM   #11
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Most local unions will not jump on a political bandwagon.
Unions have issues in mind and are there to represent the member.
The issues include employment, monies, treatment, safety, vacation, and more areas, but not political views.

There is normally a division that deals with political areas that works by donations of members (no, dues do not support the political branch), and they will offer indorsements to candidates.

Bottom line, a union will not get in government issues except in contracts with the US government. And then it is only about "fair" treatment of workers, not with political arguments.
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That's my point. If were talking about the "outside" chance of a Feinstein Style Ban... Officer Safety could become a concern right quick.
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The Unions are all lined up behind Obama supporting the new gun control bills.



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The Unions are all lined up behind Obama supporting the new gun control bills.
The Unions may endorse an individual and an individual's policies, but the members have the right to vote, not the union.

The local I did belong to was predominantly Repulican voters.

Why don't the LEO unions support their members views on the 2A? That is considered political and the unions represent their members to the NLRB and other items covered in their bargaining agreements.

Why are there LEOs behind a president signing an antigun EO? Most were told to fall in formation.
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The Unions are all lined up behind Obama supporting the new gun control bills.
That's too bad... taking a page from the Constitutional Sherrif's and standing up these proposals would go a long way toward seeing them defeated but I suppose greed trumps all and expecting any Union to act in any other way is just unrealistic.

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Am I supporting the unions? No!
But we have to remember that unions would not exist if not for the people.
Most join the union for employment, and not the union political view.

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I'm not convinced the majority of LEO would follow their union into the weeds, especially those in the smaller metros and rural areas.

The large metro districts not so much confidence.

The unions haven't done the bidding of the members for very long time but do still provide security via the greed factor all the while funneling dues into re-election campaigns.

The unions are out of control and are stealing as much as they can from the sinking ship.



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