Monday, September 26, 2016
1012 C Street  •  Floresville, TX 78114  •  Phone: 830-216-4519  •  Fax: 830-393-3219  • 

WCN Site Search


Preview the Paper Preview the Paper

Preview this week's Paper
A limited number of pages are displayed in this preview.
Preview this Week’s Issue ›
Subscribe Today ›

Lost & Found

Lost at LV Light It Up Ceremony: heart charm bracelet, necklace with arrow & heart, crown ring, and heart knot ring. All pieces are silver. Please contact Sheri, 210-833-8377.

VideoLost our family cat off 216 county road 240 McCoy TX he was wearing a very worn light green collar. no tags or chip.msg or call if found 210-980-1199
Found: Light brown large male puppy, approx. 1 year old, very lovable and sweet, no collar, near F.M. 537 and 427 off Hwy. 181. Call 830-393-9999 or 419-250-9099.
More Lost & Found ads ›

Help Wanted

Landscape laborers needed, must have transportation to and from work, must be willing to work. Start today! Call 830-534-2903.
Smartt Move LLC now hiring CDL drivers, hourly pay, day work, benefits, insurance, etc. Call George 972-365-6326 or Todd 210-296-6272.
More Help Wanted ads ›

Featured Videos





Video Vault ›
TNMCRichardson Chevrolet homeRE/MAX home

Section A: General News


Editorial: A short history, and personal experience about unions




E-Mail this Story to a Friend
Print this Story
Tracy Joseph Bogert
Guest Column
March 21, 2012 | 1,839 views | 21 comments

Unions arose in the United States in the 1850s. Many unions collapsed during the 1880s due to lack of leadership. However, the American Federation of Labor endured through much turmoil. The AFL was led by Samuel Gompers. It later merged with the CIO and to this day is still a power in national and local politics. The AFL-CIO is the umbrella organization for almost all unions in the United States. . . .

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. You’ve reached your free access limit for this week. The full article is available to Wilson County News subscribers only (if you receive the paper in the mail or if you have purchased an E-subscription). Minimum subscription length is one year. If you are already a subscriber, simply sign in using the Login form in the upper right of this page.
 

Your Opinions and Comments

 
4 th Generation Texan  
Sutherland Springs  
March 25, 2012 10:31am
 
Unions are a nest of pit vipors seething with corruption, violence, payoffs, and lawbreaking.

 
Rock'n chair Rambler  
Over Taxed, TX  
March 25, 2012 7:38am
 
"Unions definitely had a place from 1880 to 1960. " We must differentiate between trade unions, which on the whole are a beneficial and necessary thing, and it's evil distant cousin, the Labor Union ... More ›

 
Be Careful  
Floresville, TX  
March 25, 2012 2:20am
 
Who knew that the Unions have so much power? How did they do on NAFTA? To insinuate that unions passed these laws in Congress and had the President sign is laughable. Talk about a stretch that all 36 items became ... More ›

 
PRAIRIE GROUCH  
GRAND PRAIRIE TX  
March 23, 2012 3:12pm
 
I think the AFL/CIO must have had some input on the writing of the bible....How else do you explain the six day work week and the ten percent dues.

 
Connect the Dots  
Floresville  
March 23, 2012 11:42am
 
In Michigsn- you mean the state whose economy is so far in the tank that most small factories have shut their doors, and the businesses all around them have had to close down because the entire neighborhood has fallen into shambles? ... More ›

 
Rock'n chair Rambler  
Over Taxed, TX  
March 23, 2012 7:02am
 
"In Michigan when you call the union ..." A trade union that operates to ensure the integrity of it's members and their skills is a totally different animal than what has evolved with the corrupt, communist ... More ›

 
Rock'n chair Rambler  
Over Taxed, TX  
March 23, 2012 6:37am
 
Comrade Bogert, google the 7 day work week. You won't find it. The 6 hour work week was a standard. The reason was religion, not rioting union thugs. You may not be a liar, though I suspect you would lie if it served ... More ›

 
retiredinlavernia  
lavernia  
March 23, 2012 5:53am
 
There are many many things bad about the unions but there are also good reasons - Even from a employeer's viewpoint - My father was in construction his whole life - The first 40 or so years in Michigan where the unions ... More ›

 
Tracy Bogert  
Von Ormy, TX  
March 22, 2012 10:02pm
 
Hey rockin chair so 11% of the workforce completely controls the US economy?Really?

 
Tracy Bogert  
Von Ormy, TX  
March 22, 2012 9:47pm
 
Hey rockin chair I actually new Constantine. He told me for sure he worked a minimum of 6 days per week and sometimes noon till 6 on Sundays. I think you are a liar. (:

Share your comment or opinion on this story!


You must be logged in to post a comment.




Not a subscriber?
Subscriber, but no password?
Forgot password?

Section A: General News Archives


Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. A glance back (September 21, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Bull-A-Rama Oct. 1 in Stockdale (September 21, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Business exits industrial park (September 21, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Chamber meets monthly on Tuesdays (September 21, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Colour Bar Salon crew to compete in Las Vegas (September 21, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Court Update (September 21, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Dispose of trash, brush at City-wide Cleanup Sept. 24 (September 21, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Editorial: Issues resulting in counterproductive results (September 21, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Editorial: Lies and politics: Vote for truthful candidates (September 21, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Editorial: Sept. 17 was a busy day — and an important day in history! (September 21, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Editorial: Why this Democrat wants a strong Republican Party (September 21, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Floresville budget gets final tweaks (September 21, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Floresville park deal gets FEDC OK; bonds must wait (September 21, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Governor honors slain Elmendorf chief (September 21, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Latino Voting Issues Symposium (September 21, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Meeting Watch: La Vernia ISD (September 21, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Meeting Watch: Stockdale ISD (September 21, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Owing on commercial (September 21, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Pavilion: Latest addition to Elmendorf park (September 21, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Peanut Festival Parade changes route to enhance safety (September 21, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Police Blotter (September 21, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Purported thief leaves trail for police (September 21, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Register now to vote in November! (September 21, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Reminiscing: A tale of copperheads and compost bins (September 21, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Share Peanut Festival memories and win prizes (September 21, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Skeet-shooting tournament set for Oct. 15 (September 21, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Stockdale Homecoming, ex-Brahma banquet (September 21, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Stockdale ISD honors Teachers of the Year (September 21, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Stop and look before you Pokémon Go, warns GVEC (September 21, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Student hit by car at bus stop (September 21, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. The Bus Stops Here is Sept. 27 (September 21, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Uncertainty clouds event center future (September 21, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Veterans and suicide prevention (September 21, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Vets: Where is that DD 214? (September 21, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Voter registration training (September 21, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Well owner webinar set for Sept. 27 (September 21, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. ‘See You at the Pole’ Sept. 28 (September 21, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Auto Zone, O’Reilly’s coming to La Vernia (September 14, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Big-company plumbers at small-company prices (September 14, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Blood & Tissue Center must test all donations for Zika (September 14, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. City of Sandy Oaks experiences growth spurt (September 14, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. City’s storm damage surpasses $1.6M (September 14, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Commissioners complete polling location selections (September 14, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. County praises first responders (September 14, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Deadline to register for food manager training is Sept. 24 (September 14, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Don’t touch the 401(k) (September 14, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. East Central School Foundation plans annual meeting (September 14, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Editorial: Catholicism and vice presidential candidates (September 14, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Editorial: Distortions, misleading statistics in American incomes (September 14, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Editorial: Will Trump succumb to ‘professional Hispanics’? (September 14, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. H-E-B invites nominations for Texas educator awards (September 14, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Jacobson earns forensic consultant designation (September 14, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Jaguars host Military Appreciation (September 14, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Jon Wayne Service Co. wins ethics award (September 14, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. La Vernia Lions plan Oct. 1 golf tourney (September 14, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Letter: DA should not comment on investigations (September 14, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Meet Democrat candidates (September 14, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Meeting Watch: Elmendorf City Council (September 14, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Meeting Watch: La Vernia City Council (September 14, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Meeting Watch: Poth Economic Development Corp. (September 14, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Meeting Watch: St. Hedwig City Council (September 14, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Paxton leads coalition to defend the First Amendment (September 14, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Police Blotter (September 14, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Poth schedules curfew, tax hearing (September 14, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Register for Business Forum for Women (September 14, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. SARA environmental group to meet in Floresville (September 14, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Sign up for Sheriff Santa Shootout (September 14, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Skate Park to put on Flo Jam Sesh (September 14, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. St. Mary’s offers free help to nonprofits, small businesses (September 14, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Stockdale considers police force (September 14, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Stockdale-based ESD No. 3 approves $708K budget (September 14, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Top jobs axed despite protests (September 14, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Volunteer to Knock Out Hunger (September 14, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Woman beats scam: ‘Let me check with the IRS first’ (September 14, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Alternative campus plans Open House (September 7, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Blanquita Cullum recalls 9/11 attack in Washington, D.C. (September 7, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Chamber seeks directors (September 7, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. City mourns former mayor (September 7, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Clarification (September 7, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Council tables executive session on Floresville election (September 7, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Court Update (September 7, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Davis graduates from basic training (September 7, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Democrats plan meeting, social (September 7, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Disaster summary may garner flood assistance (September 7, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Editorial: Voting in an American election is your responsibility (September 7, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Flood damage may force congregation to rebuild (September 7, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Floresville addresses alarm over sprinkler system (September 7, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Free cancer seminar in San Antonio (September 7, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Guarnero completes basic training (September 7, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Letter: Current administration conflicts with Christian values (September 7, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Letter: Floresville Chamber of Commerce sets sights on original location (September 7, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Letter: Kudos to budget trimmers! (September 7, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Letter: Self-serving activists, protestors naive to real, here-and-now issues (September 7, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Letter: The ‘ins’ vs. the ‘outs’ (September 7, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. LVISD board approves 2-cent tax hike (September 7, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Meet with Lone Star Greys (September 7, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Meeting Watch: China Grove City Council (September 7, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Meeting Watch: Floresville Electric Light & Power System (FELPS) (September 7, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Nominate your favorite country doctor (September 7, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Parrish serves aboard USS Arlington (September 7, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Police seek suspect in credit card skimming attempt (September 7, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Poth council talks pay raises, emergency services (September 7, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Poth ISD classifies hazardous streets, raises tax rate (September 7, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Private school is busting savings (September 7, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Rios completes basic training (September 7, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Scammers target citizens for jury duty (September 7, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Texas A&M home to most affordable medical school in U.S. (September 7, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. The wizardry behind the curtain (September 7, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Velasquez graduates from basic training (September 7, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. What can Century Graphics make for you? (September 7, 2016)