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There are 103 comments on the NewsChannel5.com Nashville story from Jan 11, 2010, titled GM President Gives Hope For Spring Hill Plant - NewsChannel 5.c.... In it, NewsChannel5.com Nashville reports that:

An upswing in sales for General Motors could mean more work for people in Spring Hill.

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Union Schmunion

Charlotte, NC

#82 Mar 6, 2010
[QUOTE who="TaxedPayer"but don't expect too much 'if' a worker wishs a free ride from the Union but fail to contribute to the same..
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Look, I have heard union reps laugh out loud at their dues-paying members when they needed help. I have also seen unions tell non-dues payers that they would provide legal representation for a mere $500/hour only to have the NLRB require them to represent that employee for nothing.

Unions are a joke. Let me say that again. UNIONS ARE A JOKE. If you are still paying dues to a union or going to union meetings or believe that unions can change anything, you are deluded. Stop giving them your money until you see some REAL CHANGE.

Unions paid about 100 million dollars of members money in this presidential election and yet can not get legislation passed (Card Check) to make union elections more favorable for unions. Union membership is declining while decertification(union impeachement) elections are on the rise..
TaxedPayer

Spring Hill, TN

#83 Mar 6, 2010
You are certainly entitled to your opinion but it's just that...'your opinion'.
I am perfectly happy with the representation I received over 30 yrs.

After you get there you can make an 'informed' opinion yourself.
Till then...keep shooting from the hip.
Union Schmunion wrote:
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Look, I have heard union reps laugh out loud at their dues-paying members when they needed help. I have also seen unions tell non-dues payers that they would provide legal representation for a mere $500/hour only to have the NLRB require them to represent that employee for nothing.
Unions are a joke. Let me say that again. UNIONS ARE A JOKE. If you are still paying dues to a union or going to union meetings or believe that unions can change anything, you are deluded. Stop giving them your money until you see some REAL CHANGE.
Unions paid about 100 million dollars of members money in this presidential election and yet can not get legislation passed (Card Check) to make union elections more favorable for unions. Union membership is declining while decertification(union impeachement) elections are on the rise..
Union Schmunion

New Orleans, LA

#84 Mar 6, 2010
TaxedPayer wrote:
You are certainly entitled to your opinion but it's just that...'your opinion'.
I am perfectly happy with the representation I received over 30 yrs.
After you get there you can make an 'informed' opinion yourself.
Till then...keep shooting from the hip.
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You gotta be kidding me..You are going to defend your union? Seriously? In a town with over 200 foreclosed properties? And a history where the UAW negotiated Spring Hill against MI? Seriously?
Union Schmunion

New Orleans, LA

#85 Mar 6, 2010
TaxedPayer wrote:
You are certainly entitled to your opinion but it's just that...'your opinion'.
I am perfectly happy with the representation I received over 30 yrs.
After you get there you can make an 'informed' opinion yourself.
Till then...keep shooting from the hip.
<quoted text>
From my hip? Really? HAHAHAHAH
Union Schmunion

New Orleans, LA

#86 Mar 6, 2010
TaxedPayer wrote:
You are certainly entitled to your opinion but it's just that...'your opinion'.
I am perfectly happy with the representation I received over 30 yrs.
After you get there you can make an 'informed' opinion yourself.
Till then...keep shooting from the hip.
<quoted text>
Look friend, people here trusted your company and your union and now we are assured that your lack of a spine has f#cked us.
Union Schmunion

New Orleans, LA

#87 Mar 6, 2010
Union Schmunion wrote:
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Look friend, people here trusted your company and your union and now we are assured that your lack of a spine has f#cked us.
So go right on with your solidarity bullshit..but go north on I-65 and keep going.
TaxedPayer

Spring Hill, TN

#88 Mar 7, 2010
Union Schmunion wrote:
<quoted text>
Look friend, people here trusted your company and your union and now we are assured that your lack of a spine has f#cked us.
My lack of spine?
Whatever are you talking about?
And don't call me friend...not when you use that kind of vulgar language.
TaxedPayer

Spring Hill, TN

#89 Mar 7, 2010
Union Schmunion wrote:
<quoted text>
So go right on with your solidarity bullshit..but go north on I-65 and keep going.
LOL you replied to yourself...

Worked up much?
TaxedPayer

Spring Hill, TN

#90 Mar 7, 2010
And I have no intent on going "up" 65, as I didn't come down "65" in the first place.
Methinks you assume too much.
J_atTheCrock

Spring Hill, TN

#91 Mar 10, 2010
Dave wrote:
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It does not matter, FYI I pay above 10 Hr and it's not enough, they want more ..give more they want even more..I am so tires of " We're entitled" .." We deserve more .." so what happens when the pay exceeds the profits ?? We close our doors...then what ?? Employee's think the employer has unlimited funds for everything..we are the ones who took the risk to open a business and put everything we have into but the employee thinks that they deserve more than the employer ...why is this ??
Here you go Dave, a new study which declares "Big Generation Gaps in Work Attitudes Revealed."

http://news.yahoo.com/s/livescience/20100310/...

Wanna know why? From the article:

"The findings reveal young people just entering the workforce, often called GenMe or Millennials, are more likely than their elders to value leisure time over work and to place a premium on rewards such as higher salaries and status."

"In some respects, GenMe seems to want to have their cake and eat it too. That is they want high pay and status but aren't as interested in burning the midnight oil.'Given that GenMe values extrinsic rewards more than Boomers did, the combination of not wanting to work hard but still wanting more money and status verifies the sense of entitlement many have identified among GenMe,' the researchers write in an article published online this month by the Journal of Management."

Next up, "Government Study Concludes Sun Sets in West,'likely has for quite some time' Declares Crack Research Team."
Mike

New Orleans, LA

#92 Mar 15, 2010
This is what the parents of today are teaching our kids, they defend them for everything and teach them this work ethic, just think where we will be in a few years when these people will be running our country !!They defend them in school, if they fail WE SUE THE SCHOOL !! If they dont get picked for ball WE SUE THE COUNTY !! If they steal WE SUE THE POLICE FOR DISCRIMINATION !! If they fight back and pull a gun on the police..THE POLICE ARE WRONG !! OPEN YOUR EYES PEOPLE !!!
J_atTheCrock wrote:
<quoted text>
Here you go Dave, a new study which declares "Big Generation Gaps in Work Attitudes Revealed."
http://news.yahoo.com/s/livescience/20100310/...
Wanna know why? From the article:
"The findings reveal young people just entering the workforce, often called GenMe or Millennials, are more likely than their elders to value leisure time over work and to place a premium on rewards such as higher salaries and status."
"In some respects, GenMe seems to want to have their cake and eat it too. That is they want high pay and status but aren't as interested in burning the midnight oil.'Given that GenMe values extrinsic rewards more than Boomers did, the combination of not wanting to work hard but still wanting more money and status verifies the sense of entitlement many have identified among GenMe,' the researchers write in an article published online this month by the Journal of Management."
Next up, "Government Study Concludes Sun Sets in West,'likely has for quite some time' Declares Crack Research Team."

“"Eatin' Ain't Cheatin!"”

Since: Sep 06

Thompson's Station, Tn

#93 Mar 15, 2010
Mike wrote:
This is what the parents of today are teaching our kids, they defend them for everything and teach them this work ethic, just think where we will be in a few years when these people will be running our country !!They defend them in school, if they fail WE SUE THE SCHOOL !! If they dont get picked for ball WE SUE THE COUNTY !! If they steal WE SUE THE POLICE FOR DISCRIMINATION !! If they fight back and pull a gun on the police..THE POLICE ARE WRONG !! OPEN YOUR EYES PEOPLE !!! <quoted text>
RIGHT ON THE MONEY!!! If I was head of GM, I would put my money in my newest automated plant in a non union environment. Where did production go? MICHIGAN??!! It looks like Gm still has their head where the sun doesn't shine. Maybe they are run by the UAW now and their hands are tied. Goodbye GM.

“"Eatin' Ain't Cheatin!"”

Since: Sep 06

Thompson's Station, Tn

#94 Mar 15, 2010
"As ye sow, so shall ye reap!".
We rely on our schools to raise our kids. The teachers or pricipals cannot disipline them like they did in the 50's. When I was a kid, if I had screwed up, my parents automatically sided with the school and I had to apologize to everyone after I had already been paddled. Okay, at times the school was wrong but it is also the same with life. It taught me life is not fair. If you do your best to do right, chances are you will come out on top. You have no God given right to have free healthcare, free housing, and a plasma TV. Go work for it!!!
Sorry, I must be a dying dinosaur speaking my last breath.
Mike

New Orleans, LA

#95 Mar 16, 2010
Well then we need more dinosaurs then, I raise my kids the way I was, I dont tolerate disrespect and my kids use sir, Mr and Mrs Thank You and please, these are dying words in this society.When it's no it's no, my kids are not always right, today it is all about the almighty dollar, how can I get it without working for it ...LETS SUE SOMEBODY !!
Mexican Hillbilly wrote:
"As ye sow, so shall ye reap!".
We rely on our schools to raise our kids. The teachers or pricipals cannot disipline them like they did in the 50's. When I was a kid, if I had screwed up, my parents automatically sided with the school and I had to apologize to everyone after I had already been paddled. Okay, at times the school was wrong but it is also the same with life. It taught me life is not fair. If you do your best to do right, chances are you will come out on top. You have no God given right to have free healthcare, free housing, and a plasma TV. Go work for it!!!
Sorry, I must be a dying dinosaur speaking my last breath.
J_atTheCrock

Spring Hill, TN

#96 Mar 16, 2010
An interesting aspect of this sense of entitlement and unwillingness to work for wealth and status while valuing leisure time as more important, I think can be perhaps explained in part by a study I'd read several years ago.

I attempted to do a quick internet search for it, and was unsuccessful. In any event, the short story is that the study tracked household debt to the amount of prime time television watched. The conclusion was clear: Households with the most debt also more often than not ALSO spent the most time watching prime time television.

This debt was explained as the effect of seeing wildly profligate lifestyles being portrayed that actually had no basis in reality. An example was made of the "Friends" show (which I've never watched): Evidently, the main characters are depicted as having very comfortable lifestyles in Manhattan, which given their occupations as shown on the show, they would never actually enjoy in real life.

A look at some of those made-for-TV movies (particularly the crap on Lifetime), seem to often depict very wealthy individuals who drive late model expensive cars, live in $1M+ mansions, vacation in exotic locales, regularly attend black tie society events, etc, often with no visible means of financial support. If jobs are depicted, they are often shown as requiring little to no attention while being completely unrealistic, i.e, the 20-something vice president of a large Manhattan ad agency firm.(Ever notice that so many shows depict people as either working at ad agencies or fu-fu magazines? Are those the only jobs that TV writers think exist?)

Similarly, as another example, liquor commercials will depict hip 20-somethings who drive expensive sports cars, congregate at expensive exclusive clubs in pricey designer clothes (and almost always with that one de rigueur uber-cool friend with the dreadlocks). The implication is that these just out of college kids got money to burn and you should too.

So small wonder you have so many people with such wildly unrealistic expectations about employment, salaries, advancement and so on. It's all they've seen and know.
R Newell

Spring Hill, TN

#97 Mar 20, 2010
MSO4 wrote:
<quoted text>Why should I support a company that builds mediocre cars at best?
I would suggest you do your homework before posting such inaccurate information. 7 of the 10 top vehicles listed by J.D. Powers and Associates last week were General Motors and Ford!(both companies beat Lexus which has dominated the list for many years).As a matter of fact,the number one pick was a General Motors vehicle-a Cadillac! Buick even outranked Lexus as well!
One would hardly call that "mediocre"...
Full Timer

Mansfield, MO

#98 Mar 20, 2010
why wond'nt GM improve you and I are paying for it, and the CEO's big bucks
1994 hire wife

Kansas City, MO

#99 Aug 8, 2010
Toyota Driver wrote:
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You are wrong.
sorry but you are wrong my husband was raised in columbia tn, and he got hired in at the plant in 1994 he was a local.
Driven a Ford lately

Tempe, AZ

#100 Feb 16, 2011
Looks like Government motors just got a big government contract to build green police cars. lol... yes, mid size 6 cylinder that will cost the tax payers hundreds of thousands in towing bills from mechanical break downs. Not to mention the bad guy leaving the cops in the dust driving an American made Ford with true American V-8 muscle.
cry me a creek

Spring Hill, TN

#101 Feb 17, 2011
Driven a Ford lately wrote:
Looks like Government motors just got a big government contract to build green police cars. lol... yes, mid size 6 cylinder that will cost the tax payers hundreds of thousands in towing bills from mechanical break downs. Not to mention the bad guy leaving the cops in the dust driving an American made Ford with true American V-8 muscle.
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