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    Re: Union threatens boycott of any business that doesn't show support

    Quote Originally Posted by theplaydrive View Post
    How do you that what's good for the bank is good for its employees?
    Oh, I don't know. Now that I think about it, voting for what's in the best interest of the company you are working for is probably a bad idea.
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    Re: Union threatens boycott of any business that doesn't show support

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    Union threatens boycott of any business that doesn't show support - JSOnline



    There are stories on WI radio of business owners trying to stay neutral, but since the won't place the letter in their window they are being boycotted and protestors are in front of their place.

    I think this has a large potential to back fire on the unions and erode some of the support they have. It doesn't seem people take too kindly to brutish behavior and this activity easily draws comparisons to the mob asking for protection money to ensure no one burns down the business.
    I see they have hired a consultant from the Russian Mafia. This is what they call diplomacy.

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    Re: Union threatens boycott of any business that doesn't show support

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbbtx View Post
    Oh, I don't know. Now that I think about it, voting for what's in the best interest of the company you are working for is probably a bad idea.
    Oh, I see. So when a company supports a law/party that enables it to give its workers less wages, poorer work conditions and longer hours (you know, since all three might give them more profit), its employees should vote for whomever their employer tells them to.

    No wonder every employee votes for the same people that their employers vote for.

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    Re: Union threatens boycott of any business that doesn't show support

    Quote Originally Posted by theplaydrive View Post
    Oh, I see. So when a company supports a law/party that enables it to give its workers less wages, poorer work conditions and longer hours (you know, since all three might give them more profit), its employees should vote for whomever their employer tells them to.

    No wonder every employee votes for the same people that their employers vote for.

    You're not making any sense. BTW, where is the proof employees vote the same way their employers do? And where is the proof the bank encouraged it's workers to vote for Walker? I've never worked anywhere that voting a certain way was ever brought up. Shoot, politics seldom came up at all.
    Now, if you want to talk about Unions and why it happens to be that 90% or more of all their campaign donations go to Dems.......
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    Re: Union threatens boycott of any business that doesn't show support

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbbtx View Post
    You're not making any sense. BTW, where is the proof employees vote the same way their employers do? And where is the proof the bank encouraged it's workers to vote for Walker? I've never worked anywhere that voting a certain way was ever brought up. Shoot, politics seldom came up at all.
    Now, if you want to talk about Unions and why it happens to be that 90% or more of all their campaign donations go to Dems.......
    None of this has anything to do with what I posted. Let's revisit your statements:

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    did you know that this bank encouraged their employees to vote for those candidates who supported legislation favoring banks?
    Your response:
    Quote Originally Posted by Barbbtx View Post
    Wow! You mean they were encouraged to vote in their own best interest?
    My response to your response:
    Quote Originally Posted by theplaydrive View Post
    How do you that what's good for the bank is good for its employees?
    Your sarcastic response to my response:
    Quote Originally Posted by Barbbtx View Post
    Oh, I don't know. Now that I think about it, voting for what's in the best interest of the company you are working for is probably a bad idea.
    Let me break it down: What's good for the company (and by that I mean, what's good for the owners/execs of the company) is not always good for the rest of the company's employees. For example, if I am greedy exec A and I want to give my employees lower wages, then I will vote for politician B. Since all of my employees think like Barbbtx, I will tell them to vote for politician B and they will do it and get lower wages.

    Another example, if I'm still greedy exec A and I want to outsource for cheap labor, then I will still vote for politician B. Since all of my employees think like Barbbtx, I will tell them to vote for politician B and they will do it and lose their jobs because "voting for what's in the best interest of the company" is always the best idea!
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    Re: Union threatens boycott of any business that doesn't show support

    Quote Originally Posted by theplaydrive View Post
    None of this has anything to do with what I posted. Let's revisit your statements:



    Your response:


    My response to your response:


    Your sarcastic response to my response:


    Let me break it down: What's good for the company (and by that I mean, what's good for the owners/execs of the company) is not always good for the rest of the company's employees. For example, if I am greedy exec A and I want to give my employees lower wages, then I will vote for politician B. Since all of my employees think like Barbbtx, I will tell them to vote for politician B and they will do it and get lower wages.

    Another example, if I'm still greedy exec A and I want to outsource for cheap labor, then I will still vote for politician B. Since all of my employees think like Barbbtx, I will tell them to vote for politician B and they will do it and lose their jobs because "voting for what's in the best interest of the company" is always the best idea!
    Give me an example of how voting for a specific candidate would then allow your employer to lower your wages or outsource. Why couldn't he do that before?
    I'm saying a general rule when a company benefits, the employees are more likely to benefit than not. It's better than voting for someone who is going to tax and regulate your co. to death. Then you might be told, "Sorry, we're downsizing and doing away with your department"

    Let's say I work for a bakery and my employer is paying me a fair wage and we are both happy with it. I expect to get raises on down the line and more vacation time. An election comes up. One politican(D) has said he will raise taxes on small business to pay for a raise for teachers. The other politican(R) says he will cap teachers pay, and not raise anyone's taxes. Chances are my boss and I would vote for (R) He doesn't want to take a cut to his profits, and I want to be assured he will give me raises and more vacation in the future.
    Teachers and other Public Unions workers will probably vote for (D) because the teachers want a raise. The other public union workers will vote for (D) too because they all belong to the same club.
    You still haven't shown me where you got the idea that bank employees were encouraged to vote for Walker.
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    Re: Union threatens boycott of any business that doesn't show support

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbbtx View Post
    Give me an example of how voting for a specific candidate would then allow your employer to lower your wages or outsource. Why couldn't he do that before?
    I just gave you two examples. Here's one again: Employer X is tired of the high wages American workers demand so he decides to vote for Politician A because Politician A supports a lower minimum wage or supports getting rid of unions that negotiate higher wages. Then, Employer X tells his workers to vote for Politician A. Politician A wins. The employees who voted for Politician A get lower wages.

    I'm saying a general rule when a company benefits, the employees are more likely to benefit than not. It's better than voting for someone who is going to tax and regulate your co. to death. Then you might be told, "Sorry, we're downsizing and doing away with your department"

    Let's say I work for a bakery and my employer is paying me a fair wage and we are both happy with it. I expect to get raises on down the line and more vacation time. An election comes up. One politican(D) has said he will raise taxes on small business to pay for a raise for teachers. The other politican(R) says he will cap teachers pay, and not raise anyone's taxes. Chances are my boss and I would vote for (R) He doesn't want to take a cut to his profits, and I want to be assured he will give me raises and more vacation in the future.
    Teachers and other Public Unions workers will probably vote for (D) because the teachers want a raise. The other public union workers will vote for (D) too because they all belong to the same club.
    Sure, I agree certain laws that benefit businesses benefit employees as well. I wouldn't say it's a "general rule" since larger businesses can also work against the interests of their employees for their own profit. I don't, however, believe that voting the way that best helps the company (in terms of making money) is always in the best interest of the employee. I mean, if businesses paid their employees $1.00/hour, then it would be good for the company profit-wise, but it wouldn't be good for the employees.

    You still haven't shown me where you got the idea that bank employees were encouraged to vote for Walker.
    Liblady made that claim and I never addressed it. I responded solely to your implication that voting for who your boss tells you to is always in your best interest.

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    Re: Union threatens boycott of any business that doesn't show support

    Quote Originally Posted by Patrickt View Post
    But the letter says quite clearl that those who don't like being threatened can call a police officer to discuss the matter.
    Hello Police? Well, these people aren't buying from my store. Why did you hang up on me?

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbbtx View Post
    Oh, I don't know. Now that I think about it, voting for what's in the best interest of the company you are working for is probably a bad idea.
    The best interest of the company you work for might be to close your branch down.

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    Re: Union threatens boycott of any business that doesn't show support

    Mega,


    I'll take " loitering and trespassing" for $500.
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    Re: Union threatens boycott of any business that doesn't show support

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    Mega,


    I'll take " loitering and trespassing" for $500.
    Yeah, unions shouldn't be doing sit ins or anything, but thats much different from simply boycotting.

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