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TheMightyFavog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 06:41 PM
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Mercury Marine to Close Union Shop in Wisconsin, move to Oklahoma.
Edited on Sun Aug-23-09 06:42 PM by TheMightyFavog
http://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/article/20090823/GP...

FOND DU LAC -- Following a union vote this morning to reject contract changes that company officials say would have kept Mercury Marine in Fond du Lac, Mercury Marine issued the following statement:
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"Union workers at Mercury Marine voted this morning to reject a contract proposal that company officials said was necessary to keep Mercury in Fond du Lac.

"Members of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers the union that represents production workers at Mercury Marine in Fond du Lac met at Fond du Lac High School at 9 a.m. today to cast ballots that were later tallied at the headquarters of the IAMAW Local chapter 1947.


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"Mercury said it will continue to operate the Fond du Lac facility under the terms and conditions of the existing contract, which expires in 2012.

Assholes. There needs to be some sort of federal legislation prohibiting "Right to work" laws.
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BuddyBoy Donating Member (469 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 06:44 PM
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1. I'm sure that President Obama will propose remedial legislation.

Well, he MIGHT. In his next campaign.
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Cessna Invesco Palin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 07:27 PM
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5. What remedial legislation? Cash for boats?
Unsurprisingly, people don't buy lots of boats during a severe recession.
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greguganus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 07:37 PM
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6. Cash For Canoes. n/t
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kickysnana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 06:48 PM
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2. Perhaps it is because of all the lakes there.
I have two infant great uncles who are buried in Boggy Cemetery in Oklahoma. Why would you put the cemetery in the bog? (rhetorical question)
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Coyote_Bandit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 07:21 PM
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3. There also needs to be legislation
prohibiting employment at will. And Oklahoma is an at will state.
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DainBramaged Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 07:27 PM
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4. Yup lots of lakes in Oklahoma, a natural........
:sarcasm:
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Tim01 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 07:43 PM
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7. The union wins. Awsome. nt
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TheMightyFavog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 07:46 PM
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8. Geezus, check out some of the comments...
Lots of Limbaughts there.
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