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louis c Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-26-10 01:56 PM
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Support Striking Workers in Mass. Vote in TV Poll
Edited on Fri Mar-26-10 02:31 PM by louis c
Hello Duers.

We have an ongoing strike at Shaw's Super Markets in Massachusetts. There are 300 drivers that belong to UFCW. TV 5 in Boston is conducting a poll. Please scroll down in the left hand side of the page. Please support the striking workers by voting no and please keep this kicked. We need your help before the announced results.

Thanks

Link to poll:
http://www.thebostonchannel.com/index.html


Union Link to more info:
http://gbclc.com/ufcw-791-workers-shaw%2526%2523039%3Bs...




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graywarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-26-10 01:58 PM
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1. Gladly
Even tho I don not shop at their crap store, I voted NO anyhow. Their prices are ridiculously high.
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DailyGrind51 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-26-10 02:21 PM
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2. Done! 30 Yes/30 No
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louis c Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-26-10 02:30 PM
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3. Thanks
Even 31% to 31%
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upi402 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-26-10 02:32 PM
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4. thanks for this info
done
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louis c Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-26-10 08:30 PM
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23. Kick for UFCW
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frebrd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-26-10 02:49 PM
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5. K&R!
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louis c Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-26-10 03:58 PM
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6. No, Up by 4%. Keep it going
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louis c Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-26-10 04:08 PM
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7. No ahead by nearly 100 votes and 6%. I need 1 more rec for greatest.
Edited on Fri Mar-26-10 04:10 PM by louis c
Thank you all very much.

The union goes back to the table on monday. They need you continued support.
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louis c Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-26-10 04:15 PM
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8. Thank you, thank you. no by 120 and 7%
I still could use another rec.

Don't make me beg. It's not for me, it's for solidarity.
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louis c Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-26-10 04:33 PM
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9. 37% to 29% and 140 vote lead. I could use a rec
This was less than even when i posted on DU. you made all the difference. Please keep up the good work, these folks need it.

I still could use a rec
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dana_b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-26-10 05:09 PM
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10. done
this crap has got to stop and we need to support eaach other.
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louis c Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-26-10 06:01 PM
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12. 40% to 27%, 244 vote lead. Thanks to DU and the Mass. AFL-CIO
this is overwhelming. We turned a negative vote into an overwhelming lead.

unions are e-mailing their members and DUers have aided our cause.

We thank you. please keep up the good work
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druidity33 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-26-10 06:00 PM
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11. Done. 40% No, 27% Yes. nt.
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louis c Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-26-10 09:19 PM
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26. kick
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-26-10 06:03 PM
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13. done.
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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-26-10 06:04 PM
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14. No more Shaw's for me.
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louis c Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-26-10 08:39 PM
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24. At least until they settle with the striking workers.
Thanks for the support
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louis c Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-26-10 06:33 PM
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15. 14 point lead for union and 300 vote spread and counting (NT)
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wicket Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-26-10 06:35 PM
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16. DONE
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Dappleganger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-26-10 06:36 PM
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17. K&R
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Omaha Steve Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-26-10 07:01 PM
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18. Voted and an R here
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louis c Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-26-10 07:57 PM
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20. Thanks Steve
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louis c Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-26-10 07:56 PM
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19. 350 vote spread for "Don't shop at Shaws" and now a 15 point lead
Edited on Fri Mar-26-10 07:56 PM by louis c
That's a total of 70%, including those who don't shop at shaws at all.

Thank you DU.
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WillyT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-26-10 08:00 PM
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21. Done !!! - K & R !!!
:kick:
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louis c Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-26-10 08:07 PM
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22. Over 1,000 votes for the union workers. 42% to 27% and holding steady. Thank You DU
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louis c Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-26-10 09:03 PM
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25. 400 vote lead and Union leads 43% to 26%. Thank you DU
Edited on Fri Mar-26-10 09:06 PM by louis c
Now I have to go to bed.

could someone kick for me?
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graywarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-26-10 10:11 PM
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27. Kicking
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louis c Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-27-10 02:23 AM
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31. You're the best
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Narraback Donating Member (510 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-26-10 10:13 PM
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28. Done
Choice Votes Percentage of 2585 Votes
Yes 678 26%
No 1111 43%
I shop somewhere else. 703 27%
Unsure 93 4%
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Omaha Steve Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-26-10 11:08 PM
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29. For those that are not in management

Good thoughts headed your way!

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louis c Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-27-10 02:14 AM
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30. Thanks Steve
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Unrepentant Fenian Donating Member (707 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-27-10 03:01 AM
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32. Happily Done !
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louis c Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-27-10 05:57 AM
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33. 43% to 27% and a 468 vote spread. Thank you DU
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louis c Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-27-10 06:12 AM
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34. Kick in the morning for all the workers
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Justice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-27-10 07:06 AM
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35. Thank you - family member is one of 310 workers
It is really important to support these UFCW workers. They are not drivers, but rather warehouse workers.

The media coverage early on was minor (people at the Boston Globe told them the NYT said not to cover strike) but the press coverage has picked up by the end of the week.

The reasons for striking relate to the health insurance coverages - cutting out coverage for certain procedures, increasing deductibles, raising contributions. Also, the company wants to hire part-time workers with few or no benefits as fulltime workers leave.

The new CEO of the parent company is from Walmart - apparently wants to remake the company in Walmart's image. The company (Supervalu) is also laying off middle management and store workers all over the country - at Jewel Osco, at Shaws in NE - those remaining are being asked to do more/cover more with no increase in wages.
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Omaha Steve Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-27-10 08:47 AM
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36. Is there a strike fund?

I'd kick in.

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frebrd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-27-10 01:41 PM
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37. Kick!
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