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    Re: Oil Workers in U.S. on First Large-Scale Strike Since 1980

    Kiss the low gas prices goodbye. Thanks a lot unionistas! Greedy bastards!

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    Re: Oil Workers in U.S. on First Large-Scale Strike Since 1980

    Quote Originally Posted by buck View Post
    Not stagnant.. Decreasing.... by a lot. When profits are decreasing by large amounts... and they are curtailing investments in future product... maybe not a great time for the union to go in demanding pay raises. It really should be common sense, as pointed out by others above.
    As pointed out by others who hate unions, or anyone who thinks that nobody deserves a pay increase, or needs to be paid a living wage. I know how cons are, and some are here running their con game.

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    Re: Oil Workers in U.S. on First Large-Scale Strike Since 1980

    Quote Originally Posted by AJiveMan View Post
    As pointed out by others who hate unions, or anyone who thinks that nobody deserves a pay increase, or needs to be paid a living wage. I know how cons are, and some are here running their con game.
    Do you really think labeling John McCain a chickenhawk add anything to your credibility?

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    Re: Oil Workers in U.S. on First Large-Scale Strike Since 1980

    Quote Originally Posted by AliHajiSheik View Post
    Do you really think labeling John McCain a chickenhawk add anything to your credibility?
    What credibility?

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    Re: Oil Workers in U.S. on First Large-Scale Strike Since 1980

    Quote Originally Posted by AJiveMan View Post
    As pointed out by others who hate unions, or anyone who thinks that nobody deserves a pay increase, or needs to be paid a living wage. I know how cons are, and some are here running their con game.
    With profits taking such a large hit for the forseeable future and with investments being trimmed, even Shell (the company the union chose to negotate with) realizes they can't be as accomodating as they have in the past. Oil is likely to go to $200/barrell over the next bunch of years - partially due to that decreased investment. Once that occurs, the unions will have more leverage to get more of what they want. When a company makes far less money, there is far less money to dole out to their workers. Seems to be common sense.

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    Re: Oil Workers in U.S. on First Large-Scale Strike Since 1980

    Quote Originally Posted by AliHajiSheik View Post
    Do you really think labeling John McCain a chickenhawk add anything to your credibility?
    Do you think you've added anything to your credibility?

    Me thinks you're on the wrong thread. Unless you gotta problem with my signature line, take it up with someone else.
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    Re: Oil Workers in U.S. on First Large-Scale Strike Since 1980

    Quote Originally Posted by buck View Post
    With profits taking such a large hit for the forseeable future and with investments being trimmed, even Shell (the company the union chose to negotate with) realizes they can't be as accomodating as they have in the past. Oil is likely to go to $200/barrell over the next bunch of years - partially due to that decreased investment. Once that occurs, the unions will have more leverage to get more of what they want. When a company makes far less money, there is far less money to dole out to their workers. Seems to be common sense.
    So you're an oil speculator, I see,

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    Re: Oil Workers in U.S. on First Large-Scale Strike Since 1980

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Kiss the low gas prices goodbye. Thanks a lot unionistas! Greedy bastards!
    I'll play a tune for the union haterz.

    Tiny-Violin.jpg

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    Re: Oil Workers in U.S. on First Large-Scale Strike Since 1980

    Quote Originally Posted by AJiveMan View Post
    Do you think you've added anything to your credibility?

    Me thinks you're on the wrong thread. Unless you gotta problem with my signature line, take it up with someone else.
    John McCain served in the military honorably, your calling him names is worse than petty, it is incorrect.

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    Re: Oil Workers in U.S. on First Large-Scale Strike Since 1980

    Quote Originally Posted by AJiveMan View Post
    So you're an oil speculator, I see,
    through stocks only. But it's not me saying that, it's analysts and members of OPEC who see the decreased invesment due to the lower prices curtailing supply in the future leading to higher prices.

    The oil workers had a propserous bunch of years with oil companies willing to meet many of their demands due to the high oil prices/profits. Prices being down now, means the profits aren't there to meet their demands. This will change, and oil workers can get their demands met then.

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