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electricD Donating Member (93 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-11-08 05:27 PM
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If I've said this once, I've said it a million times. The American Worker will NOT do anything until we've got NOTHING left to lose. As a Union organizer I've seen it TOO many times. You listen to these workers and they bitch, gripe and complain about how they're getting screwed by the company they work for and how low their pay is and how sucky their benifits are, if any. And you tell them, there's a better way. You tell them, we ALL need to stand up and tell the employers we're NOT going to take this "straw boss", slave owner/slave crap any longer. Time and time again I've gotten so frustrated because NONE or an extreme few want a change for the better. MOST are either scared or very gullible in believing what their employers tell them about us union people.

I remember talking to one guy on a job that told me that he was being screwed by his company that he'd been employed by for over 3 years. I told him that he could do something about it, told him there is a better life out there, told him I would help him navigate his way through. He told me, very simply, "Don't get me wrong, I like this company, they're just screwing me. I bluntly told him to "shut up your whining about it then because it simply sounds like you like being fucked."

If the republicans do this to the auto-workers, just like Reagan did to PATCO, every, and I DO MEAN EVERY MOTHER FUCKER that's a member of organized labor better rush the gates and start kicking some ass. Because the ONLY way they're going to listen to us and even acknowledg us is to completely get in their faces and tell them either you treat us like humans and give us what we deserve or we WILL MAKE SURE THAT YOU AND YOUR LIKE WILL NEVER, NEVER, NEVER!!! run for another political office or recieve a CEO or position of power AGAIN!!!

I'm SICK AND TIRED of being SICK AND TIRED!!! I'm tired of being secondclassed. I'm TIRED of being told I make too much money. I'm tired of scraping by and I'm tired being lied about.

So, what say you?!?!
fraternally
electricD
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