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    Re: Occupy Protesters Have Blocked Access to Three West-Coast Ports

    Quote Originally Posted by ReverendHellh0und View Post
    You are a great example as to why the Good Reverend's shop is non union.
    Rev, that's fine. I am not in favor of forcing any group to Unionize. Hell, until about 4 years ago I'd have been 100% on your side. In fact I've worked for the company that currently employs me in all three capacities.... Contractor, Non-Union Employee and now as a Union Employee. Of the three this one has been the best experience so far as I'm concerned. The Engineering and Design departments of this company Unionized in December of 2007. Why would a bunch of degree-holding professionals want to join a Union?, you ask? Very simple.... because we realized that this multi-billion dollar company didn't give a rat's ass about us as individuals. In fact with the reorganization they were about to undertake at that time they would have been asking us to do MORE work for LESS money and benefits, and likely moving a large number of our job functions to already Unionized employees in another geographic area. By Unionizing we kept (or bettered) our pay, got actually working rules so that the company couldn't screw us over, and kept our jobs. We didn't get everything we wanted, but we got enough of it to make it worthwhile.

    For example.... When the snowstorm clubbed us at the end of October, I worked a 101 hour week. Under the old rules I'd have gotten paid either 101 hours of straight time or 40 hours of regular time and 61 hours of 1.5x OT, depending on how generous the company chose to be. Because we're Union I got paid 17.5 hours of 2x OT (Sunday) and 83.5 hours at 1.5x OT because it was a storm situation.

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    Re: Occupy Protesters Have Blocked Access to Three West-Coast Ports

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    me personally?

    no. but bringing the protests to politicians just might.

    They should try that instead of blocking stevedores from going to work.
    Let evil swiftly befall those who have wrongly condemned us

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    Re: Occupy Protesters Have Blocked Access to Three West-Coast Ports

    Quote Originally Posted by ReverendHellh0und View Post
    They should try that instead of blocking stevedores from going to work.
    give them time. they are still young.

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    Re: Occupy Protesters Have Blocked Access to Three West-Coast Ports

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    give them time. they are still young.

    Whatever that means.
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    Re: Occupy Protesters Have Blocked Access to Three West-Coast Ports

    Quote Originally Posted by ReverendHellh0und View Post
    Whatever that means.
    It was pretty clear. They are a new movement, and deserve to be given some time to form & evolve. Let's see where they are in six months, shall we?

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    Re: Occupy Protesters Have Blocked Access to Three West-Coast Ports

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    It was pretty clear. They are a new movement, and deserve to be given some time to form & evolve. Let's see where they are in six months, shall we?


    This is a puerile train of thought. Indeed you jest sir.
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    Re: Occupy Protesters Have Blocked Access to Three West-Coast Ports

    Quote Originally Posted by ReverendHellh0und View Post
    This is a puerile train of thought. Indeed you jest sir.
    if you're not gonna take this discussion seriously, just say so.

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    Re: Occupy Protesters Have Blocked Access to Three West-Coast Ports

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    if you're not gonna take this discussion seriously, just say so.

    The Discussion? That, sir, I have no issue with taking seriously.
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    Re: Occupy Protesters Have Blocked Access to Three West-Coast Ports

    Quote Originally Posted by ReverendHellh0und View Post
    The Discussion? That, sir, I have no issue with taking seriously.
    it sure does not appear thay way.

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    Re: Occupy Protesters Have Blocked Access to Three West-Coast Ports

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    it sure does not appear thay way.

    Let those who have eyes, see.
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