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    [W:268Trump's large union crowd at Shell was given the option of not showing up and not getting paid

    So this is why his campaign rallies are like mobs, he runs them like one. For those small government conservatives wondering, Yes this is corruption at the highest level! I can't imagine what dirt he must have on the leaders of shell for him to even suggest this and for them to agree.

    OTOH he might be the one person on this planet who actually adopts the conspiracy theories he himself spouts. Bussing people in. Protesters paid for by George Soros. Odd that he does the same thing he complains about just like how he hires all those illegal immigrants....

    Your attendance is not mandatory,” one manager told workers, summarizing a memo that Shell sent to union leaders, the Post-Gazette reported, but only those who showed up at 7 a.m., scanned their ID cards and prepared to stand for hours through lunch would be paid.

    “No scan, no pay,” workers were warned.

    In addition, workers who decided not to listen to the president’s speech reportedly would not be paid overtime rates routinely built in for extra time during the week.
    Trump's large union crowd at Shell was given the option of not showing up — and not getting paid
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    Re: Trump's large union crowd at Shell was given the option of not showing up — and not getting paid

    Quote Originally Posted by NeverTrump View Post
    So this is why his campaign rallies are like mobs, he runs them like one. For those small government conservatives wondering, Yes this is corruption at the highest level! I can't imagine what dirt he must have on the leaders of shell for him to even suggest this and for them to agree.

    OTOH he might be the one person on this planet who actually adopts the conspiracy theories he himself spouts. Bussing people in. Protesters paid for by George Soros. Odd that he does the same thing he complains about just like how he hires all those illegal immigrants....



    Trump's large union crowd at Shell was given the option of not showing up — and not getting paid
    Interesting that Trump and Shell had to resort to such tactics. If I had to go to a rally like that, I'd be sure to bring my e-reader.

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    Re: Trump's large union crowd at Shell was given the option of not showing up — and not getting paid

    I am not convinced there is much to be upset about here.
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    Re: Trump's large union crowd at Shell was given the option of not showing up — and not getting paid

    Quote Originally Posted by OrphanSlug View Post
    I am not convinced there is much to be upset about here.
    Yeah I'm sure if Obama had worked with a company to do this you would have been cheering it on.
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    Re: Trump's large union crowd at Shell was given the option of not showing up — and not getting paid

    Quote Originally Posted by OrphanSlug View Post
    I am not convinced there is much to be upset about here.
    Would you like it if your employer forced you to go to a political rally? Or see a democratic candidate? Employers are supposed to stay out of this type of stuff.
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    Re: Trump's large union crowd at Shell was given the option of not showing up — and not getting paid

    It's a really crappy thing to do to people, but it just reminds me of the military. It's mandatory to help with good PR for powerful people. I do wish the Republicans who constantly spout individualism would be more upset with these types of coercion.

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    Re: Trump's large union crowd at Shell was given the option of not showing up — and not getting paid

    Quote Originally Posted by OrphanSlug View Post
    I am not convinced there is much to be upset about here.
    Just to reiterate - the workers were told to show up to Trump’s speech AND look like they agreed with whatever he was going to say or they would lose a day of pay.

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    Re: Trump's large union crowd at Shell was given the option of not showing up — and not getting paid

    Quote Originally Posted by Praxas View Post
    Yeah I'm sure if Obama had worked with a company to do this you would have been cheering it on.
    Probably not, I am not a union supporter (at least not in the modern context of what they have become.)
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    Re: Trump's large union crowd at Shell was given the option of not showing up — and not getting paid

    Quote Originally Posted by NeverTrump View Post
    Would you like it if your employer forced you to go to a political rally? Or see a democratic candidate? Employers are supposed to stay out of this type of stuff.
    At best coerced, and for unions that is fairly common.

    Not ideal I agree but it does happen to rally support behind a candidate by appealing to a union to appeal to their membership.

    It may not involve direct pay (or removal of it for not showing up,) but that is one of the pitfalls of being unionized in that context. Not always about the job but the political support.
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    Re: Trump's large union crowd at Shell was given the option of not showing up — and not getting paid

    Quote Originally Posted by OrphanSlug View Post
    At best coerced, and for unions that is fairly common.

    Not ideal I agree but it does happen to rally support behind a candidate by appealing to a union to appeal to their membership.

    It may not involve direct pay (or removal of it for not showing up,) but that is one of the pitfalls of being unionized in that context. Not always about the job but the political support.
    OK, but Trump does not even agree with unions or has unions in practice. He hires illegal immigrants!! This is probably blackmail, unless it is Trump doing that union type thing that you supposedly don't like. So...
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