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Union not popular?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat' started by AcidFlashGordon, Oct 23, 2013.

  1. AcidFlashGordon

    AcidFlashGordon TGT Addict

    The UAW's Southern strategy

    It seems so, at least in the states mentioned, along with the various companies.

    If that is true, then there are some serious questions that need to be answered by union personnel.

    But, it seems employees are responding and fighting back as well.

     


  2. benenglish

    benenglish Lifetime Supporter Staff Member Lifetime Member Admin

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    Unions are like the LEOs cited in so many other threads on this board. You hear sensational stories about the bad ones. The good ones just do their jobs and are worth their weight in gold.

    The UAW will, probably for as long as I'm alive, pay the price for their past transgressions and shortsightedness. Workers who are potential members will, rightfully, not trust them.
     
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  3. cbigclarke

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    I beg to differ Ben (if thats who you say are). There is very little that the unions provide that there isnt some government agency, or law for.
     
  4. benenglish

    benenglish Lifetime Supporter Staff Member Lifetime Member Admin

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    ;)
     
  5. txbikerman

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    I have had issues with unions while working construction. Getting cooperation from union shops when your not union is a big problem. I believe that unions one time had a place in this country, but not anymore. Unions are one reason why cars cost so much. I believe that you should rise on your own merits, not because your a union contract. plus it is hard getting rid of a worker if they are in a union. just my two cents and experience
     
  6. cbigclarke

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    I beg to differ with you biker dude. If it was just the unions, then the cars made in Sc, Ga, Tn would be a lot cheaper...but there not.
     
  7. mitchntx

    mitchntx Sarcasm Sensei TGT Supporter

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    I think you mean "assembled" ... chances are good that the subcomponents that make up the assembly process are either union or outsourced.

    I'm torn on the subject of unions. in my 40 year career, I've witnessed sleeze on both sides of the fence.
     
  8. Charlie

    Charlie Time is the thief of memory! TGT Supporter

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    I've seen the same!
     
  9. Dawico

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    I agree.

    Unions are socialism wrapped in "for the American worker" paper.
     
  10. shortround

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    +1. The Progressives and the American Communist Party founded unions in the United States. If you look closely, their names betray their loyalty: i.e. International ... Union of ... workers ... of America.
     


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