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View Poll Results: Would you SHop Past Picket Line
NO I am Down with my Union Brothers 16 19.28%
No Makes me uncomfortable 7 8.43%
Yes-With Trepidation 13 15.66%
Heck Yes Break the unions! 47 56.63%
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Old 06-16-2009, 09:42 AM   #1
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Related to Grocery union potential strike.
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Old 06-16-2009, 09:50 AM   #2
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I don't live in CO anymore, but I used to shop past the picketters at King Soopers back in the mid 90's. They're back at it huh? The butchers need relief from their exploitively low $40.00 an hour?
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I'm not really about breaking the union, but I don't have a problem shopping past them.
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it looks like we might be striking soon ,the biggest phone company in all britain. the bosses are forcing crap conditions ,laying people off ,freezing pay and pensions and being really nasty about it too.
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i don't really care. if i need groceries i am going into the store regardless of who is picketing
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All the "worst" you can say about unions and business are the same.

At this current time, i'd love to have a union. I don't think unions are all bad, and at times it is needed.

The companies that pay a "FAIR" wage, and treat their workers well have no real need for a union. But lots of companies do like **** workers over. Like working someone right up to the cutoff line so they don't get benefits, etc. That's crap and should be illegal IMO.
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All the "worst" you can say about unions and business are the same.

At this current time, i'd love to have a union. I don't think unions are all bad, and at times it is needed.

The companies that pay a "FAIR" wage, and treat their workers well have no real need for a union. But lots of companies do like **** workers over. Like working someone right up to the cutoff line so they don't get benefits, etc. That's crap and should be illegal IMO.
I don't really get that about the Cut off part. I have never worked for a company that had a "retirement". Can you work for there for 19 years and 364 days and not get a thing ? Better to have a 401k in that case.
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I don't really get that about the Cut off part. I have never worked for a company that had a "retirement". Can you work for there for 19 years and 364 days and not get a thing ? Better to have a 401k in that case.
as in, to get full time bene's you have to work X hours in a week. So you will get scheduled right up to the line, and then you are short the hrs to NOT get the benefits.
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Been there, done that. We had that happen in California in think in 2003. Still shopped at my local market, could care less about them striking. If you do not like your pay/benefits, move on and find another job.
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I don't really get that about the Cut off part. I have never worked for a company that had a "retirement". Can you work for there for 19 years and 364 days and not get a thing ? Better to have a 401k in that case.
Or a company just files Chapter 13 and bamm, pensions gone. Ask any ex Chrysler employee
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I saw what they were b****ing about in the 90s and I could'nt give a **** if they get locked out. I know back in the 90s a friends' wife worked in the produce department making $17 p. hr plus benefits.

If you aren't happy with that, considering the lack of education required to stock fruit and discard bad apples, then go **** off.
**** the grocery workers union.
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Unions are a good idea gone horribly wrong.
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Been there, done that. We had that happen in California in think in 2003. Still shopped at my local market, could care less about them striking. If you do not like your pay/benefits, move on and find another job.
Eh, sometimes it's harder than just that.
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Eh, sometimes it's harder than just that.

It's called LIFE!
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having worked in unions for over 15 years i am now out and see life is actually better out of it.

the unions cloud you so much from reality that it makes you think you cant live without it, when in reality it's better.

all a union is good for is saving a job of a lesser worker or making themselves more money for less time on thier actual job.

i have way better benefits and pay than any union could ever have gotten and im in same exact job, now dont have to pay dues and dont have email or mailers and visits from stewards wasting my time.

have you noticed some of the companies going down or asking for bailouts have been life long unions?? auto's, telecom, etc...

like i said union 15+ years and glad im out!!!!! so yes, i would happily cross to shop for neccesaties i need
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Unions are for people who can't stand on their own two feet.

Let the stoning begin.
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considering the lack of education required to stock fruit and discard bad apples, then go **** off.
There's no need to bring Xanders and McDaniels into this.
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nah.

What about the labor violations of companies like Wal*Mart?
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Unions are for people who can't stand on their own two feet.

Let the stoning begin.
Not true.

what about people in the IT sector who have had declining wages for the last 10 years - and now are nothing more than white-collar-day labor. no bene's, no PDO and **** wages?

You have big business flexing the market and driving wages down.
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nah.

What about the labor violations of companies like Wal*Mart?
Move on, or file a lawsuit. BUT, stand on your own two feet and reap the rewards based on your merits.
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having worked in unions for over 15 years i am now out and see life is actually better out of it.

the unions cloud you so much from reality that it makes you think you cant live without it, when in reality it's better.

all a union is good for is saving a job of a lesser worker or making themselves more money for less time on thier actual job.

i have way better benefits and pay than any union could ever have gotten and im in same exact job, now dont have to pay dues and dont have email or mailers and visits from stewards wasting my time.

have you noticed some of the companies going down or asking for bailouts have been life long unions?? auto's, telecom, etc...

like i said union 15+ years and glad im out!!!!! so yes, i would happily cross to shop for neccesaties i need
yet i've never been in a union and my wages and "quality of living" has degraded since the .com burst.

Look, i'm all for people doing menial jobs NOT making $30/hr - but at some point businesses have to be ethical and pay people a fair wage. If not, they might as well pay us in company script and let us become indentured servants.
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Move on, or file a lawsuit. BUT, stand on your own two feet and reap the rewards based on your merits.
Legally, there's no case (partially due to the lobbists that walmart pays for). Ethically it's a bad situation. Uhm, have you tried looking for work right now? Cuz out here, it's pretty ****ty and big business is taking full advantage of it.

Again, i'm asking for FAIR wages - not bloated wages.

I know that you boomers won't and don't understand it until you guys get axed and have to rebuild. But some of us in the gen X/Y generations are getting ****ed pretty bad - as well as the lower spectrum of the middle class.
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yet i've never been in a union and my wages and "quality of living" has degraded since the .com burst.

Look, i'm all for people doing menial jobs NOT making $30/hr - but at some point businesses have to be ethical and pay people a fair wage. If not, they might as well pay us in company script and let us become indentured servants.

this may be true to a point but the companys that want good workers pay accordingly. does it suck if you arent part of that sure, but at the same time noone is keeping anyone in thier current job or situations but themselves.
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