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    Re: Unionized dock workers threaten to strike at 15 ports

    Quote Originally Posted by Texmex View Post
    Go down to the docks and make these statements. I doubt you would get a warm reception.
    I don't imagine I would. They know damned well they've got it made and are living far beyond their actual worth. If someone were to take that away they would be quite upset. Finding a gig that good would be difficult without a bully union. It's not exactly highly skilled work and they would be looking at employment that would pay them far less. The ones that can read may want to take a look at what happened at Hostess before they do something they can't take back.

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    Re: Unionized dock workers threaten to strike at 15 ports

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    I don't make anywhere near that I can assure you.
    Maybe if you worked as hard as they did, you would deserve it. Sounds like you are mainly just jealous to me.

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    Re: Unionized dock workers threaten to strike at 15 ports

    Quote Originally Posted by tech30528 View Post
    I don't imagine I would. They know damned well they've got it made and are living far beyond their actual worth. If someone were to take that away they would be quite upset. Finding a gig that good would be difficult without a bully union. It's not exactly highly skilled work and they would be looking at employment that would pay them far less. The ones that can read may want to take a look at what happened at Hostess before they do something they can't take back.
    This only shows that you know nothing about actually work. Just blowing hot air, not much of a job at all.

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    Re: Unionized dock workers threaten to strike at 15 ports

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Once again a union is threatening/extorting another industry not for more safety, not for better hours, not because there are 12 year old longshoremen, no. Rather, what it is always about, they want more money!

    Never mind that they already make 400% more than the national median income already.

    The true face of greed lays in the unions.
    More evidence that capitalists want capitalism for everybody but themselves? I thought greed was good according to you guys. I guess that only applies to Romney and his monocle polishing friends.

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    Re: Unionized dock workers threaten to strike at 15 ports

    Quote Originally Posted by tech30528 View Post
    I don't imagine I would. They know damned well they've got it made and are living far beyond their actual worth. If someone were to take that away they would be quite upset. Finding a gig that good would be difficult without a bully union. It's not exactly highly skilled work and they would be looking at employment that would pay them far less. The ones that can read may want to take a look at what happened at Hostess before they do something they can't take back.
    The dock workers don't have to worry as much as the hostess workers should have.
    They have a pseudo monopoly, kinda like organized government workers.
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    Re: Unionized dock workers threaten to strike at 15 ports

    Quote Originally Posted by head of joaquin View Post
    More evidence that capitalists want capitalism for everybody but themselves? I thought greed was good according to you guys. I guess that only applies to Romney and his monocle polishing friends.

    "monocle polishing friends"..... Man, why are progressives full of so much hate dude? Is knowing that their own lives will be a total failure, and that others succeed, but they never will that enraging? It's pathetic.
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    Re: Unionized dock workers threaten to strike at 15 ports

    Quote Originally Posted by Texmex View Post
    This only shows that you know nothing about actually work. Just blowing hot air, not much of a job at all.
    A swing and a miss there Tex. In my early 20s I was a masonry laborer in the Chicago suburbs for two years. We worked all year. 10 +hour days in winter were rough. Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed those two years. We were non union and I felt I was paid fairly. Being a human forklift does not deserve what these guys are making. Since then I have been an auto mechanic for 25 years, 14 of those up there and a few as a road service guy for a truck shop. I know hard work. What these guys are making should be taken as a gift.

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    Re: Unionized dock workers threaten to strike at 15 ports

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    I wonder how this will alter the shipments and impact businesses that depend on those shipments.
    perishable foods and finished automobiles are going to be shipped regardless. that has already been agreed
    we are negotiating about dividing a pizza and in the meantime israel is eating it
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    Re: Unionized dock workers threaten to strike at 15 ports

    Quote Originally Posted by tech30528 View Post
    A swing and a miss there Tex. In my early 20s I was a masonry laborer in the Chicago suburbs for two years. We worked all year. 10 +hour days in winter were rough. Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed those two years. We were non union and I felt I was paid fairly. Being a human forklift does not deserve what these guys are making. Since then I have been an auto mechanic for 25 years, 14 of those up there and a few as a road service guy for a truck shop. I know hard work. What these guys are making should be taken as a gift.
    Absolutely! Considering that say 70% of their total package is salary, based on a 40 hr work week, (something those of us actually working hard for a decent living don't make) are making about $42. per hour. Yet to them, that isn't enough.
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    Re: Unionized dock workers threaten to strike at 15 ports

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Absolutely! Considering that say 70% of their total package is salary, based on a 40 hr work week, (something those of us actually working hard for a decent living don't make) are making about $42. per hour. Yet to them, that isn't enough.
    seems the owner is not making enough
    management wants the union employees to forfeit the royalties they are presently receiving
    we are negotiating about dividing a pizza and in the meantime israel is eating it
    once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed

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