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Stinky The Clown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 08:43 AM
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If I wanted to kill a union, here's a plan I'd consider ........
I'd talk the union into swapping billions in a retiree health care trust fund for common stock in the company that owed the union the billions. I would do this only upon getting guarantees from the government that the company would promptly be put into bankruptcy so as to depress even further the little value left in the essentially worthless stock the union just paid billions for. But none of this could happen, of course, until a drak suitor with a reputation of union busting agreed to bail out the company, but not until the company sheds all its debt - including defaulting on the billions it owed the union's retiree health care trust fund.

That's a cool plan. THAT is a plan that can be soled to the public on the basis of being tough on the autoworke ...... er ..... automakers.
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Turbineguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 08:48 AM
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1. That's a clever plan.
My Union did it by electing drunks and idiots.
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cloudbase Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 10:25 AM
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5. Some of them were able to
wear both of those hats. Don't forget the criminal in SF.
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Turbineguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 12:34 PM
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6. And dope addicts
let's get them in there.
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stray cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 08:58 AM
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2. Of course if your employer goes out of business its not a great deal for employees either
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blindpig Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 09:33 AM
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3. But, but, but.....

The President sez that he stands with the Chrysler workers. O yea of little faith...

This bullshit works so well ya gotta wonder how far they'll take it.

k&r
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SammyWinstonJack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 09:35 AM
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4. .
:evilgrin:
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