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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-25-07 11:35 AM
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30. And let the scabs come in for less money, less benefits and more outsourcing.
Cute. :eyes: UNION YES!
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  -Why can't GM just fire the striking workers? raccoon  Sep-25-07 07:38 AM   #0 
  - trust me they would love to but thats one of the perks of being a union member  madokie   Sep-25-07 07:40 AM   #1 
  - One word: Contract.  Texas Explorer   Sep-25-07 07:42 AM   #2 
  - But they can just shut the doors.  TX-RAT   Sep-25-07 11:33 AM   #29 
     - Do ya think GM big-wigs haven't thought of that?  WinkyDink   Sep-25-07 11:39 AM   #31 
  - I don't know Michigan law, but I don't think it's  rateyes   Sep-25-07 07:43 AM   #3 
  - and Scabs are what they are called for a reason  madokie   Sep-25-07 07:44 AM   #4 
  - Yes, we do....  rateyes   Sep-25-07 07:46 AM   #8 
     - Unions helped raise the standard of living for all workers  BridgeTheGap   Sep-25-07 07:47 AM   #11 
     - I worked at a General Electric plant with an open shop  BridgeTheGap   Sep-25-07 07:51 AM   #12 
     - America has benefited from Unions, all of us  madokie   Sep-25-07 07:53 AM   #13 
        - Very true  DemReadingDU   Sep-25-07 08:10 AM   #19 
           - And those things won't just fall back into our laps..  Virginia Dare   Sep-25-07 02:21 PM   #38 
  - You can't fire striking workers in a right to work state either  Freddie Stubbs   Sep-25-07 07:46 AM   #9 
  - But, companies, as I understand it, can hire  rateyes   Sep-25-07 07:47 AM   #10 
  - Not if they're under contract.  Clark2008   Sep-25-07 09:09 PM   #40 
  - and as I understand it ... the union will also protect the non-union workers  zbdent   Sep-25-07 10:32 AM   #27 
  - Scabs get trouble, Corporate Scabs get BIG trouble  YOY   Sep-25-07 08:18 AM   #21 
  - You should probably pose that question in this forum:  BleedingHeartPatriot   Sep-25-07 07:45 AM   #5 
  - Contract, and difficult to replace to the point of being impractical.  BadgerLaw2010   Sep-25-07 07:45 AM   #6 
  - I don't think that's allowed in union shop states  bluestateguy   Sep-25-07 07:46 AM   #7 
  - The National Labor Relations Act prohibits firing strking workers  Gman   Sep-25-07 07:55 AM   #14 
  - Unless your name is Ronald Reagan. And STILL Blue-collar America loved him.  WinkyDink   Sep-25-07 11:45 AM   #34 
     - Technically  Gman   Sep-25-07 12:15 PM   #35 
  - GM may simply off-shore all the work the strikers used to do.  Tesha   Sep-25-07 07:59 AM   #15 
  - true - 350,000 workers in union from GM in late 90's is now only 70,000 as they offshore n/t  papau   Sep-25-07 08:06 AM   #17 
  - very true  Blue_Tires   Sep-25-07 09:06 PM   #39 
  - Do Some Studying....  KharmaTrain   Sep-25-07 08:02 AM   #16 
  - wages last 6 years are less than 2000 so pressure is on unions as GM runs off  papau   Sep-25-07 08:09 AM   #18 
  - GM Saw This Coming  KharmaTrain   Sep-25-07 08:17 AM   #20 
     - I agree - it does feel like the 60's - I have my fingers crossed for the union. n/t  papau   Sep-25-07 08:38 AM   #25 
  - If anyone has experience as a new hire or as summer help  LiberalFighter   Sep-25-07 08:29 AM   #24 
  - Agreed, this is the line in the sand..  Virginia Dare   Sep-25-07 02:20 PM   #37 
  - Here's one reason.  Sentinel Chicken   Sep-25-07 08:20 AM   #22 
  - You'd think certainly after the last 7 years of republican control of the world  Connonym   Sep-25-07 08:21 AM   #23 
  - Why make them illegal when you can quietly make them irrelevant?  Tesha   Sep-26-07 06:30 AM   #42 
  - would you buy a gm product built by a temp worker?  madrchsod   Sep-25-07 09:20 AM   #26 
  - Would you buy a GM product built by a union worker?  2rth2pwr   Sep-25-07 10:43 AM   #28 
     - Do Union workers decide on the engineering and design of GM cars?  WinkyDink   Sep-25-07 11:41 AM   #32 
     - yes---- the american worker are the best in the world  madrchsod   Sep-25-07 02:17 PM   #36 
  - And let the scabs come in for less money, less benefits and more outsourcing.  lonestarnot   Sep-25-07 11:35 AM   #30 
  - It's what summarizes the Republican (and perhaps Libertarian) approach to labor: "There's always  WinkyDink   Sep-25-07 11:43 AM   #33 
  - Solidarity  Swede   Sep-25-07 09:19 PM   #41 

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