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Old 04-25-2010, 01:10 AM
kerry kerry is offline
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Originally Posted by Craig View Post
I hope that is not the case, since the continued decline of labor unions is inevitable. This mining disaster is an oportunity for the regulators to show they can do their jobs. There is no reason that unions should be required to enforce existing regulations. I also have to point out that the union did not prevent this disaster from occuring.
That was my point. The decline in the power of union mines results in decline in the enforcement of regulation. Blankenship was known for his opposition to regulation of mines. Laws are created by the powerful. If labor is not organized in it's power, the organized power of corporations will trump it every time.
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