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northzax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-28-10 06:42 PM
Response to Reply #54
70. you know the retirement age in Germany is 67, right?
and will most likely increase to 70 within five years?
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  -I stood at the cash register and cried (30 year old memories came rushing back) Omaha Steve  Aug-27-10 07:19 PM   #0 
  - I'll cry with you, Steve...  JuniperLea   Aug-27-10 07:25 PM   #1 
  - Thanks Steve. For all of it.  tkmorris   Aug-27-10 07:25 PM   #2 
  - kick (nt)  NYC_SKP   Aug-27-10 07:27 PM   #3 
  - .....  handmade34   Aug-27-10 07:28 PM   #4 
  - K&R...n/t  Oceansaway   Aug-27-10 07:30 PM   #5 
  - thanks for all you do, Omaha Steve  UpInArms   Aug-27-10 07:31 PM   #6 
  - Union! Yes! Thank you, Steve.  Luminous Animal   Aug-27-10 07:37 PM   #7 
  - Great post.  rug   Aug-27-10 07:38 PM   #8 
  - knr  Hannah Bell   Aug-27-10 07:40 PM   #9 
  - .  myrna minx   Aug-27-10 07:43 PM   #10 
  - K & R!!!  FarLeftRage   Aug-27-10 07:46 PM   #11 
  - And I'm crying, too.  aquart   Aug-27-10 07:50 PM   #12 
  - I should add what happened a little later at another Starbucks  Omaha Steve   Aug-27-10 08:06 PM   #17 
  - Great post  malaise   Aug-27-10 07:51 PM   #13 
  - These may be the first green shots of the labor movement  nadinbrzezinski   Aug-27-10 07:53 PM   #14 
  - Kick  pinto   Aug-27-10 07:58 PM   #15 
  - Is it typical to be able to walk into a place of business and ask to be served by a union member?  Poll_Blind   Aug-27-10 08:00 PM   #16 
  - No it is not normal at all  Omaha Steve   Aug-27-10 08:28 PM   #20 
  - As a proud IWW member I thank you  Scruffy1   Aug-27-10 08:16 PM   #18 
  - Steve-that was wonderful.As a nurse in a "right-to-work" state,I applaud  w8liftinglady   Aug-27-10 08:18 PM   #19 
  - yes  justabob   Aug-27-10 08:53 PM   #22 
  - unfortunately,that is their code for "screw you all"  w8liftinglady   Aug-27-10 09:16 PM   #26 
     - I was thinking after I posted that both terms applied  justabob   Aug-27-10 09:25 PM   #29 
  - Nurses Here In Florida Don't Have An Option For Unions! Even Fighting For  ChiciB1   Aug-28-10 11:32 AM   #48 
  - Kick and Highly Recommend!  PJPhreak   Aug-27-10 08:31 PM   #21 
  - K&R  TBF   Aug-27-10 08:59 PM   #23 
  - Great post!  Odin2005   Aug-27-10 09:07 PM   #24 
  - I just about cried when I read that. Thank you.  nemo137   Aug-27-10 09:10 PM   #25 
  - Good stuff.. it will probably be a long time, if ever...  Flying Squirrel   Aug-27-10 09:18 PM   #27 
  - All I can afford is  femrap   Aug-28-10 09:57 AM   #40 
  - I've even stopped buying double stacks, even at 99 cents  Flying Squirrel   Aug-28-10 01:45 PM   #58 
  - I Don't Go To Starbucks... Can UNDERSTAND Why Anyone Would Pay  ChiciB1   Aug-28-10 11:33 AM   #49 
     - because it's not the coffee  northzax   Aug-28-10 06:46 PM   #71 
  - Great post, thanks for that great story!  AnArmyVeteran   Aug-27-10 09:21 PM   #28 
  - I walked the picket line in that last CWA strike against Ma Bell n/t  IDemo   Aug-27-10 09:40 PM   #30 
  - Thank you Steve. k&r  Doremus   Aug-27-10 09:41 PM   #31 
  - K,R, and Solidarity!!  maryf   Aug-27-10 10:50 PM   #32 
  - Wow!  Timbuk3   Aug-27-10 11:27 PM   #33 
  - Wow, what a story you have to tell  lillypaddle   Aug-28-10 02:46 AM   #34 
  - K&R! n/t  blaze   Aug-28-10 04:16 AM   #35 
  - Powerful, man. Powerful. nt  MrScorpio   Aug-28-10 04:22 AM   #36 
  - K&R. nt  BlueIris   Aug-28-10 04:56 AM   #37 
  - K&R  pleah   Aug-28-10 09:12 AM   #38 
  - It's nice to see that the  femrap   Aug-28-10 09:49 AM   #39 
  - Dear OS  Evergreen Emerald   Aug-28-10 10:06 AM   #41 
  - Steve, you made me cry too! Steve! You are a hero!!!  DesertDiamond   Aug-28-10 10:09 AM   #42 
  - I've come to believe that people that do the right thing, whether it is  hedgehog   Aug-28-10 10:13 AM   #43 
  - Hoooorayyyyyyy Labor...  orbitalman   Aug-28-10 10:24 AM   #44 
  - Thank God for people like you.  Joanne98   Aug-28-10 10:28 AM   #45 
  - Wow, Thanks!  Richlu   Aug-28-10 10:48 AM   #46 
  - Great Wonderful & Heart Felt Post!! I Know Our Family Would Probably  ChiciB1   Aug-28-10 11:29 AM   #47 
  - Interesting.  SheilaT   Aug-28-10 12:18 PM   #50 
  - In France, they're raising Cain because the government wants to  Joe Chi Minh   Aug-28-10 01:21 PM   #54 
  - you know the retirement age in Germany is 67, right?  northzax   Aug-28-10 06:42 PM   #70 
     - Likely? Likely schmikely! So what if it did, anyway? German workers are treated with respect and  Joe Chi Minh   Aug-28-10 07:30 PM   #76 
     - my relatives have a much higher standard of living in Germany  fascisthunter   Aug-30-10 06:48 PM   #79 
  - benefits are offered to all employees  northzax   Aug-28-10 01:31 PM   #55 
  - From Huffington Post: Spilling the Beans About Starbucks' Union-Busting Tactics  Omaha Steve   Aug-28-10 02:26 PM   #60 
     - Our friend's signature-line tells us all we need to know about him, Esteban!  Joe Chi Minh   Aug-28-10 02:48 PM   #62 
        - yes, humor is a good sign  northzax   Aug-28-10 06:40 PM   #69 
           - I always find jokes in latin a tad too subtle. Same with Ancient Greek and Urdu.  Joe Chi Minh   Aug-28-10 07:10 PM   #74 
  - Starbucks is a great place to work, and part timers can also  juajen   Aug-30-10 08:32 PM   #80 
     - On less than $8 an hour @ 20-30 (apx 200 a wk b4 deductions) hours a week  Omaha Steve   Aug-31-10 06:33 AM   #81 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Aug-28-10 12:52 PM   #51 
  - I seem to remember Starbucks wanting payment for water they supplied  Joe Chi Minh   Aug-28-10 01:13 PM   #52 
  - A kick, a rec & thanks!  Desertrose   Aug-28-10 01:17 PM   #53 
  - You just brought tears to my eyes  varelse   Aug-28-10 01:36 PM   #56 
  - Very heart warming  JustAnotherGen   Aug-28-10 01:41 PM   #57 
  - I'm still waiting for the list  Omaha Steve   Aug-30-10 06:33 PM   #77 
  - Rec. thanks for posting this, Steve.  bertman   Aug-28-10 01:51 PM   #59 
  - K&R. We have all benefitted from your courage..  BrklynLiberal   Aug-28-10 02:28 PM   #61 
  - Wow, that touched close to home!  bobburgster   Aug-28-10 03:27 PM   #63 
  - I can understand this  NJCher   Aug-28-10 03:46 PM   #64 
  - good for you and  dana_b   Aug-28-10 04:26 PM   #65 
  - Congratulations  ceveritt   Aug-28-10 04:35 PM   #66 
  - OMG! Powerful story. Thanks for sharing. k&r  Little Star   Aug-28-10 05:10 PM   #67 
  - As a fellow black listed worker I salute you  txlibdem   Aug-28-10 05:43 PM   #68 
  - You are a profile in courage Omaha Steve.  dkf   Aug-28-10 06:51 PM   #72 
  - I live in a "right to work" state.  northofdenali   Aug-28-10 06:53 PM   #73 
  - I guess I'm going to Starbucks tomorrow  Stargazer09   Aug-28-10 07:21 PM   #75 
  - Thanks man! We need to rebuild the union movement.  Barack2theFuture   Aug-30-10 06:43 PM   #78 
  - Late kick n/t  blindpig   Aug-31-10 08:01 AM   #82 
 

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