Comment: Truth hurts

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Truth hurts

"It is negotiation like any other sort of negotiation."

It is negotiation under threat of violence, as opposed to negotiation where neither party is under threat of violence: aka legitimate negotiation.

"What about when employers tell women they have to have sex to continue their employment"

The employer is not threatening violence.

"or tell someone he has to work overtime above and above what was originally agreed upon?"

If an employer violates an agreement, he is liable and can be sued. This is not a problem which requires a union to solve. Contrary to what you may think, the purpose of unions is not to make the employer honor agreements (that's what courts are for), the purpose is to extort better agreements.

"Let' just say that a union's lawyers don't put up with such things"

Let's just say that when union thugs assault "scabs" entering the workplace, the "scabs" have the right to defend themselves with lethal force. And let's just say that when union thugs trespass on company property to shut down business, the employer has the right to use lethal force if necessary to remove those criminals. And let's just say that nothing warms my heart like reading accounts of the old pre-1935 strikes when armed Bolshevik union thugs attacking company property were driven away with heavy causalities by machine-gun fire. Ah the good old days...

"Alas! I believe in the virtue of birds. And it only takes a feather for me to die laughing."