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Sound Off: I was wondering if there is a city law on how much trash and junk you can have in your fr

Apparently your sense of kindness and basic decency went out the window with the rest of America as well. How many jobs you work has no bearing on how many jobs someone else works. Kuddos to you for being so motivated. If you have children you would know they are a full time job PLUS overtime. and it just seems to go on and on and on. Any parent in this country right now making a real effort to raise their children in a loving supportive environment, with all of the distractions of movies and TV and peers IS a SUPERMAN.

January 28, 2012 at 11 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Union members protest First Management construction project at Ninth and New Hampshire

What an amazing deduction. The UNIONS did it. Corporations are posting record profits. But because of the unions, they have to outsource their manufacturing or work. If these businesses cant make any money because of the unions, is that also the reason they pay little if ANY taxes? I wonder what happened to our economy...WAIT I KNOW>>>THE F"N UNIONS. Christ. Go back to sticking your head in the sand.

July 7, 2011 at 11:03 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Union members protest First Management construction project at Ninth and New Hampshire

Doug Compton has been very anti-union forever as far as I know. Cuts into HIS bottom line. I am sure he pays his higher ups decently. The majority of the workers, not so well. All union members want is a fair slice of the pie. Why should one or two people get the lions share of the profits, when paying a fair wage creates loyal hard working employees? Do you ever see your boss or business owner driving in a totally kick ass car and wonder why he or she deserves any better than you? Why do they get to live in that huge home, while you work your ass off sun up to sun down, and they leave everyday at two to go play golf. What constitutes a FAIR wage? Is it just the number on the check? Not so much any more. Union Carpenters in this market get a good wage, about 21 per hour. They also get health care and pension. They also pay dues and training. Most non union, or brothers in need of organizing, make less. I would guess the average between 12- 15. Minimal training provided because of very high turnover. Lets face it, construction is not for the faint hearted. The extreme temperatures, dangerous working conditions, and the very physical nature drive most people away. What does the Carpenters union offer? TRAINING. Training in OSHA, workplace safety, job training in all aspects of carpentry. From the foundation to the lock on the front door. Residential, commercial, and industrial. Tell me which you would rather hire...A well trained tradesman with consistent employment in the field and top teir training in all aspects of the trade, or a person with little training who has inconsistent employment in the field or can only do one or two things and not very well? Lets also keep in mind that Kansas is a right to work state, SO union membership here is VOLUNTARY at best. Most members are so because of tradition or belief in labor. Without unions, what would your workplace conditions be? Would it be safe? Would you be paid fairly, or at all? Would you have any benefits? I believe that if the unions were gone, it would be a race to minimum wage, and a big push to lower that. What about misclassified/ undocumented workers? Should they be allowed to be taken advantage of the many ways they are? The Carpenters Union does not think so. Getting legislation out to help get those people documented, safe working and living conditios, Fair wages, and alot of times lost wages. This is not just a union/ non union issue. Not just a consruction issue. This is becoming much bigger and much more insidious. I don't see why people would not want to support an organization that is out in the public eye fighting for it the rights of its own members, as well as those of all labor, be it construction or computers. Support comes in a lot of ways. We support you.

July 7, 2011 at 10:54 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Statehouse Live: Union members kicked out of Kansas House gallery during vote

Thank you, I was trying to put that together earlier. Unions are not the enemy. Just people grouping together to try to get a bigger slice of the pie; united together for a common cause. Seems like this country is filled with groups like that

February 24, 2011 at 12:04 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Statehouse Live: Union members kicked out of Kansas House gallery during vote

Thank you, I was trying to put that together earlier. Unions are not the enemy. Just people grouping together to try to get a bigger slice of the pie; united together for a common cause. Seems like this country is filled with groups like that

February 24, 2011 at 12:04 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Statehouse Live: Union members kicked out of Kansas House gallery during vote

A union is a union is a union. This bill would affect the right for all unions to fund a political candidate. Effectively taking away the ability of an organization to back a candidate that would help support the way of life it's members try to have. When is it enough? If not for unions there would be no garantee that anyone could get a fair wage for their skills. Without the unions now, it would be a race to minimum wage. Unions are also responsible for fighting for workplace safety, and lead the fight against 1099 misclassification.

February 24, 2011 at 12:01 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Frenetic finish favors Free State Firebirds in City Showdown win

Wow. Talk about missing the point. Entirely. If "Money can't buy tradition,but it can but a seven foot bulgarian" is not insulting, what the hell is? My son plays for the frosh team at freestate. He told me about that. Thought it was disgusting. He also thought it apprpo that Georgi hit the game winner. I do too. I think rivalries are great, but where do you draw the line? Apparently it is a 15th street, and that is sad. I really hope freestate can show some class.

January 26, 2011 at 10:37 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Statehouse Live: Kansas House budget committee approves proposal to cut state employees' pay by 7.5 percent

Yes please, educate me in the ways of the RIGHT side master

January 25, 2011 at 12:52 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Statehouse Live: Kansas House budget committee approves proposal to cut state employees' pay by 7.5 percent

Illustrating that at some point we would also need to RE educate some of us. Think they have any funding for that?!?!?!

January 25, 2011 at 12:50 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Statehouse Live: Kansas House budget committee approves proposal to cut state employees' pay by 7.5 percent

Wow. Aren't you a ball of hope. What facts do you have to support this claim that liberalism will always fail. The state of things is not just because of liberals, but also because of conservatives, and EVERYBODY ELSE IN THE COUNTRY. You seem to be to busy pointing your finger at everyone else. Go look in the mirror. Everyone contributes.

January 25, 2011 at 12:32 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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