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Joanne98 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 04:24 PM
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I SUPPORT THE AUTO WORKERS UNION 100%^
If you agree..

REC THIS THREAD!

:patriot:

:kick:
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Jack Bone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 04:28 PM
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1. I am a UAW Local 685 member.
Thank you all for your support and involvement!

K&R!
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Joanne98 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 04:31 PM
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2.  Thank you for your service to our country! And I mean that!
You keep our country running! Don't give up!
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Lugnut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 04:32 PM
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3. K&R
My husband is a member of the UMWA. Our household enthusiastically supports the UAW.
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BrklynLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 04:32 PM
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4. K&R
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Joanne98 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 04:41 PM
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5. You know! What would the vampires on Wall Street do if everybody just SAT DOWN?
What if people who worked with their hands just said. THAT'S it! I've had enough DISRESPECT?

Nothing would run. How would the prima donnas do anything?

HELPLESS BABIES!

Can't run your homes, cars, babysit your kids, flush your toilets..

Can't BUILD or fix ANYTHING! USELESS EATERS!

There are a lot of good people in this country, but we need to take a stand!

QUIT FUCKING WITH US!
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DainBramaged Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 04:43 PM
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6. K&R
It will be interesting to see after one full day how many recs we get.
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gizmo1979 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 04:43 PM
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7. here here!UAW local833 nt
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Joanne98 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 04:47 PM
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8. Thank you for your service to our country! If it wasn't for you, it wouldn't even exist!
SERIOUSLY! Thank you!
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gizmo1979 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 04:59 PM
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12. No thanks are needed, thankyou
for the support,we need all we can muster.
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nichomachus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 04:53 PM
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9. I support them 1000% -- but
I want to make sure that the bailout-loan will really benefit the workers. I don't want a repeat of the Wall Street bailout, where the CEOs stuffed the money in their pockets and screwed the workers over.

Look at Merrill Lynch, where thousands and thousands have been laid off, with more to come, and CEO John Thain is demanding a $10,000,000 "bonus."

If we want to help the workers, part of any bailout deal should be that the companies' board of directors should have more than 50 percent representation from the workers. If the taxpayers are investing heavily in the company, they should have a majority position.

This sounds radical, but it's exactly what happens if you go to a private venture capital firm to get money for your business. They want a dominant stake.
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Sewsojm Donating Member (554 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 04:55 PM
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10. K&R
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ThePowerofWill Donating Member (462 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 04:58 PM
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11. You can add me in on that.
While not a Union man, nor would i work for one. I do however see the positive things that have been brought about because of them. Also largely because it has really hit me these last few weeks how much different the auto makers were treated as oppose to the financial industry.

With all the crap i saw, and the talking points i heard all pointed to one thing. The only reason they want to demonize the auto workers is because they wish to see the union done aways with. This also brought to the forefront of my thinking that very few care about us blue collar guys. We are dirt/trash to be used and thrown away.

My support lies with you guys/gals, and all the other blue collar workers. WORKERS UNITE!!!!!!


And a K&R
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4 t 4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 05:00 PM
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13. Me too 100% n/t
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Joanne98 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 05:38 PM
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20. YAY! Workers WILL UNITE! Thanks for your support!
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ContinentalOp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 08:39 PM
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42. Why wouldn't you work for a union?
Any "anti-union" sentiment that I have (which is none in my personal opinion, but apparently lots according to various DUers) is due to pure jealousy. I would love to belong to a union. I would kill to have a pension and health care provided by my employer.
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ThePowerofWill Donating Member (462 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 03:06 PM
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85. Just another set of rules.
I don't need or want another layer of people telling me what i have to do in relation to my job. Sure there are good things, but it goes along with things i don't like. I support anyone who wishes to work for a Union though, it's their right and choice. Also as mentioned i see the benifits. However it's not for me.

And for the record i know what it's like to work for a union. Several of my companies plants are in M.A. and are union. I have visited several times, and even worked at 2 of them for several weeks showing them how i run my shipping department. I like my plant as it is.
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DainBramaged Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-11-08 05:32 PM
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105. OK, I guess you are one of them non-Union supporters
Why even show up in this thread???
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tnlefty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 05:16 PM
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14. Hear, hear!!!
I married a union guy (IBEW 846) and goodness knows we don't need anymore right to work states! :kick:
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 01:59 PM
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rhett o rick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 05:17 PM
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15. I come from a long line of union members and was one my self. I wish the auto workers union the best
but...the problem is so much bigger than just the auto workers. All members of the working class are suffering and need help. Special help aimed at one group isn't fruitful. We need jobs so people can buy cars. We need tariffs to protect American made goods. We don't need to give the auto corporations money, they will waste it as they have in the past. Give the money to the workers, make jobs, etc. Stop giving the banks money. Let them fail.
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Joanne98 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 05:36 PM
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19. Tariffs are something we need to talk about. I agree with you!
Edited on Mon Dec-08-08 05:36 PM by Joanne98
If the fed wants to raise revenue, it's either taxes or tariffs. I say tariffs is a better idea!
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onlyadream Donating Member (821 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 11:10 AM
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77. I agree about the tariffs
it would hurt, but it would be good for the country.
I remember in the 70's - things were more expensive back then and we survived, didn't have half the crap we have now - look at all the storage business popping up; people have too much shit.
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Arctic Dave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 05:19 PM
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16. I'm IBEW and I support the UAW.
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Joanne98 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 05:32 PM
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18. Thank you for your service to this country Arctic Dave!
WE NEED YOU! Thank you and don't give up!
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Joanne98 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 05:30 PM
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17. They couldn't even wipe if their own asses if they have too!
Edited on Mon Dec-08-08 05:41 PM by Joanne98
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Joanne98 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 05:42 PM
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21. The country isn't upset with the auto bailout. They are upset with the WALL STREET BAILOUT!
Notice how the MSM has bait and switched this?
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mikeargo Donating Member (279 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 05:45 PM
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22. SEIU member here
I support you 100%
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Joanne98 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 06:59 PM
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24. Thank you mikeargo. You're a HERO to me!
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ourbluenation Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 06:32 PM
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23. you know I do.
:kick:
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Joanne98 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 07:00 PM
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25. I know you do blue. Thank you!
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Joanne98 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 07:10 PM
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26. They are our family!!!!!!!


I love them!!!!!!!
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GrantDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 07:13 PM
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27. IBEW here and I support the UAW!
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ScreamingMeemie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 07:15 PM
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28. They are being completely left out in the cold...
Having lived here in Michigan for 25 years I am disgusted that the MSM, the Big 3 and the union brass themselves allow these workers to be misrepresented. You're average "joe" doesn't realize that, when they say a worker makes 47 dollars an hour, they're referencing every little benefit down to personal days on top of the average wage of $18/hour.
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Joanne98 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 07:17 PM
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29. And the MEDIA needs to start treating them with respect! STOP THE BIAS!
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Betsy Ross Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 07:37 PM
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30. Proud member of UAW 1981
K&R
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Joanne98 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 07:53 PM
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35. Thank you for your service Betsy Ross!
:patriot:
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shaniqua6392 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 07:41 PM
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31. My family is filled with UAW and Teamster members.
We support them 100% also. They are all that is left between us and the union busters who will not be happy until we are all making minimum wage with no benefits. All Americans should support the unions and American made products.
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Joanne98 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 07:54 PM
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36. I salute you and your family!
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amborin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 07:48 PM
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32. UAW is the greatest! K & R
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Joanne98 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 07:50 PM
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33. If Jeff Session's toilet was stopped up, could he unplug it himself?
FUCK NO!!!!!!

Dear Jeff,

Move to JAPAN you traitorous piece of crap!!!!!!
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lib2DaBone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 07:50 PM
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34. K&R. I fight 30 years of worker abuse since Reagan crushed PATCO.
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Joanne98 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 07:55 PM
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37. Thank you lib2DaBone. Keep up the fight! We need you!
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Madd_Mann Donating Member (5 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 08:32 PM
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38. I'm a member in good standing...
...Of UAW Local 1050 at ALCOA's Cleveland Works facility.

But I don't have enough posts to be able to "recommend" a thread.

-Slaughter
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ContinentalOp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 08:36 PM
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39. I rec'd it. Not sure if I'm "allowed" to though...
since I bought a Toyota and all. Apparently I'm the enemy.
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blockhead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 08:37 PM
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40. K&R
:toast: :kick:
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erinlough Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 08:38 PM
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41. I'm a teacher's Union member, does that count?
And I support the UAW 100% My dad was a retired lifetime UAW member!
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Sadie5 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 08:58 PM
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46. It all goes back to
that filthy piece of crap, Ronald Reagan.He was the first to bust the air traffic controllers union. UAW here and proud of it.
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rustbeltrefugee Donating Member (3 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 08:52 PM
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43. Union Busters
All of these southern senators and govs. are in cahoots and would do anything to break the unions so their country-ass right to work states will get even more work for their scab labor. The labor movement built this country and we must support the unions, even if it comes to marching in the streets of DC. :kick:
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riverwalker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 08:54 PM
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44. damn straight
:toast:
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bread_and_roses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 08:54 PM
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45. K&R - gladly, (n/t)
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Upfront Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 09:01 PM
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47. Absolutely!
Great Union.
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cosmik debris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 09:12 PM
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48. DIGA SI
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OHDEM Donating Member (802 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 09:44 PM
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49. I grew up in a unioi town!
Lorain, Ohio - steel and auto workers!

Thank you and good luck to all those hard-working, middle class, UNION member AMERICANS!!

You have my 100% support and you deserve your pay, benefits AND pensions!
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Bozita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 09:59 PM
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50. Solidarnosc!
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DainBramaged Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 10:05 PM
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51. "Milk" is already beating us. And only in 2 hours.
I guess being a blue-collar skilled trades-person is not as popular as working white collar or Starbucks on DU.

You want a croissant with that?
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thoughtcrime1984 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 10:13 PM
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52. UFCW here, and I fully support the UAW!
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Odin2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 10:15 PM
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53. K&R! ORGANIZE!!!
Edited on Mon Dec-08-08 10:16 PM by Odin2005
My dad, who works at the local sugar beet plant, is a member of the confectioner's union and supports the UAW, as do I.

TRUE DEMOCRATS AND TRUE LIBERALS SUPPORT LABOR!!!
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Oceansaway Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 10:20 PM
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54. UAW Local #281 retiree here....n/t
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driver8 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 10:45 PM
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55. Union Member here -- IATSE Local 700.
I support them 100%!!!
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ConsAreLiars Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 11:02 PM
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56. OCAW, IE, UAW, GCIU (now withinTeamsters). (nt)
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jdadd Donating Member (950 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 11:26 PM
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57. Member of three unions since 1968
IUE,SMWI,USWA Currently unemployed but still a strong supporter of my Union Brothers and Sisters.... :patriot:
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proud progressive Donating Member (358 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 11:26 PM
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58. do you support the auto-workers for the imports made here?
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DainBramaged Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 11:53 PM
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61. NO, not if they aren't UNION/UAW labor
they can roll logs in a river for all we care. They have been given EVERY opportunity to organize under the UAW, and have turned us down at every opportunity.

When it comes time for the very few to "retire" from the Japanese or German auto plants, let's see what kind of pension they get.

ZERO. Unless they have a 401K on $14.00 an hour.
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madmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 12:09 AM
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62. As the saying goes "United We Stand!"
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proud progressive Donating Member (358 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 03:44 PM
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87. i'd like to know what the imports pay their workers in wages and benefits
if it is decent w/o a union, then why pay the uaw? if toyota keeps the union out by treating their workers well, then more power to them. what the hell is wrong with that? and why would you get mad at their workers? do they not have a right to compete with gm and the uaw?
and finally, what about the inept management at gm vs the management at toyota?
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babydollhead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 11:33 PM
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59. YES
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WindRiverMan Donating Member (693 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 11:49 PM
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60. AFGE HERE!
Of course my new duty station is in a piece of shit "right to work" state, and we have no contract. So although I am union, I have no real rights. Still, everytime my crooked in-bed-with-big-oil managers ask me to do crap that is way over into the gray zone, I get a kick out of saying "Sure, we can discuss this. I will have to call my Union Rep though. Gotta keep everything on the up and up" and watch the blood drain from their face.
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Nightflurry Donating Member (132 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 12:22 AM
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63. Former UAW Local 723.
You bet I support them.
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JohnnyRingo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 02:03 AM
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64. Local 717 K&R
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vssmith Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 04:04 AM
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65. I am with you
Edited on Tue Dec-09-08 04:04 AM by vssmith
Workers of the World Unite
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AzDar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 04:19 AM
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66. K & R ...
:kick:
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Wednesdays Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 06:40 AM
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67. Hear, hear! I support ANY union
Especially the auto workers. :toast:
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PennDem Donating Member (146 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 06:51 AM
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68. Solidarity from CWA Local 14830!
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Scout Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 06:59 AM
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69. I'm not UAW, but I do work with Sprinkler Fitters Local 669 n/t
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paradox Donating Member (356 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 07:04 AM
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70. USW local 30 here
and i have many friends who work for gm in toledo oh. Hell yes i support them
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NEOhiodemocrat Donating Member (624 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 07:46 AM
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71. husband retired UAW
Three brothers also retired UAW. We need all the support we can get.
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Maureen1322 Donating Member (392 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 08:20 AM
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72. K&R
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defendandprotect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 09:48 AM
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73. ..and workers/unions should be bailed out ---
Edited on Tue Dec-09-08 09:48 AM by defendandprotect
but NOI executives who should go --

and not to build anything but ELECTRIC CARS --

Unions need to see changes that end corporate intimidation of

union organizing and hope that Obama is going to come thru to

help lABOR.
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pacalo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 10:46 AM
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74. Here! Most certainly.
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Blue_Tires Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 11:01 AM
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75. I support the UAW/CAW
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Peacetrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 11:02 AM
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76. I support our union workers.. I always look for the union label..
Edited on Tue Dec-09-08 11:05 AM by peacetrain
:kick:


by the way on edit.. was it not the saddest thing in the world, when the right wingnuts and even some of the media did not get Al Gores joke about his mother singing him to sleep with "look for the union label"

We told that joke so often, my Dad used to say that (union all his life) was the first thing he looked at on his newborns feet, was the union label :)
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1gobluedem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 11:42 AM
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78. I agree
Edited on Tue Dec-09-08 11:47 AM by 1gobluedem
UAW Local 1976 bargains for me.


:kick:

:patriot:
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pleah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 12:54 PM
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79. K&R!
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DainBramaged Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 01:30 PM
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80. Are we giving away prizes yet?
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proud progressive Donating Member (358 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 01:52 PM
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81. close, but not quite there - workers, yes; unions, maybe
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peace frog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 01:55 PM
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82. Le Kick and Le Recommend
There is power in a union. :thumbsup:
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Deep13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 02:46 PM
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84. With respect, saying "I support" something is not support.
"Support" is material. At best I can say I agree with the UAW, but since I am not an autoworker and don't pay union dues or provide assistance in any other way, I cannot honestly say I support the UAW.

I know I am being hypertechnical, but that is how I see it (hypertechnically).
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Better Believe It Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 03:35 PM
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86. K & R
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mdmc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 03:53 PM
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88. I support them 95%
UAW Management fucked up quite a bit too...
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butterfly77 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 04:34 PM
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89. K&R
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Sunnyshine Donating Member (698 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 05:31 PM
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90. K&R 100%!!! n/t
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Omaha Steve Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 05:59 PM
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91. To late to R

It gets a K anyway. I'm sorry I didn't see this sooner.

OS

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DainBramaged Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 06:01 PM
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93. Is ok, did you win the prize?
:P
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Fire1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 06:00 PM
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92. AFL-CIO, in the house!
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mailman82 Donating Member (254 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 06:22 PM
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94. NALC
NALC in the house. Letter Carriers!
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marlakay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 06:24 PM
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95. too late to rec but we are union i support
them...
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teamster633 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 06:46 PM
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96. Kick
Life-long union member here. Solidarity!
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whathappened Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 06:57 PM
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97. local 599 of flint mi.
worked at buick
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Kermitt Gribble Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 06:58 PM
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98. Kick!
Since its too late to rec.
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jeff30997 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 07:30 PM
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99. Nooooooooooooooooooo!!!
Error: you can only recommend threads which were started in the past 24 hours. :cry:
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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 10:31 PM
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100. Me too! nt
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New Dawn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 10:32 PM
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101. K&R
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navarth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 10:50 PM
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102. Detroit Federation of Musicians Local 5 A .F. of M. - 30 years
Solidarity Brothers and Sisters !!
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liberation Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-10-08 04:01 AM
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103. Hells yeah!
Edited on Wed Dec-10-08 04:05 AM by liberation
I am not an union member (IT sucks when it comes to organized labor), but I know enough to figure out that one of the reasons why this country had a prosperous middle class was organized labor.

Besides, my grandpa, who was a veteran of both: world war II and labor struggles, made sure I learned to respect those who fought for my freedoms. And he made damn sure I understood that, wasting one's life working until death just for the "privilege" of making someone else richer, is another form of slavery. And I better damn respect those who put their lives on the line to give me the things I take for granted (even as a non-union worker): 40hr weeks and overtime, safety, retirement, benefits, and vacations to enjoy the damn fruits of my honest work.


What I think this country needs is a massive general strike (like they do in Europe) to put the few at the top on notice: there are more of us than then, and they sure as f*ck they need us more than we need them.

I am sure the average auto line worker can run a major corporation into the ground just like the Wallstreet elites do. I am not so sure the same elites could do what the average auto worker does. Sooooo where is their value proposition again?
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DainBramaged Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-11-08 05:30 PM
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104. Kick, and we STILL aren't giving out prizes (hmm error, didn't register)
Edited on Thu Dec-11-08 05:30 PM by DainBramaged
but wish as many people were concerned about our products and livelihoods.
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