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Observer

Charlottesville, VA

#1 Nov 3, 2012
Are Dominion's workers Union workers. If not they may be wasting their time and gas making the trip up there. Alabama's volunteer (non-union) utility teams were greeted by New Jersey's Union workers with cries of "Go Home Scabs!" I heard they were turned around and sent home. New Jersey's workers were upset that these intruders would rob them of the double-time pay their contract entitled them to. With that sort of ingratitude and greed it makes me think maybe some of those folks up there deserved what happened to them.
Proud of Dominion Power

Mclean, VA

#2 Nov 3, 2012
Seeing your very long convoy of trucks headed north on I95 today made heart swell with pride. Virginians working to help others is admirable. Your compassion is to be commended. I felt proud to be an American!
Observer

Charlottesville, VA

#3 Nov 3, 2012
To add a correction to my previous comment:

I have learned that the volunteer utility workers from Alabama never had a face-to-face meeting with the New Jersey workers. The crews were stopped in Virginia when the New Jersey union officials warned the Alabama utility company that their crews would not be allowed to assist unless they joined the union. After a day of unsuccessful negotiation the Alabama office recalled their volunteers.

If I were a New Jersey father waiting to get power restored to my home so that my family could get a hot meal and a warm place to sleep, I would cancel my union membership tomorrow.
Justice

Charlottesville, VA

#4 Nov 4, 2012
Observer wrote:
To add a correction to my previous comment:
I have learned that the volunteer utility workers from Alabama never had a face-to-face meeting with the New Jersey workers. The crews were stopped in Virginia when the New Jersey union officials warned the Alabama utility company that their crews would not be allowed to assist unless they joined the union. After a day of unsuccessful negotiation the Alabama office recalled their volunteers.
If I were a New Jersey father waiting to get power restored to my home so that my family could get a hot meal and a warm place to sleep, I would cancel my union membership tomorrow.
Proof or GTFO
Bill

Roanoke, VA

#5 Nov 4, 2012
Justice wrote:
<quoted text>
Proof or GTFO
Here you go

http://www.youtube.com/watch...
Watch the union member cussing and calling the people who drove up to help a scab while he blocks the truck, then watch the news report.
Here is your proof so you feel free to GTFO
Insane

Farmville, VA

#6 Nov 4, 2012
This is insane! Guess what folks.....Obama is in favor of unions! It is a shame that these people would not allow help in a dire situation. This just says that they are more about the money than actually helping people and that is a sad way to be. Who wants to help when they are cussed at and verbally abused? Thanks for the proof Bill.
Dude

Bumpass, VA

#7 Nov 4, 2012
Bill wrote:
<quoted text>
Here you go
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =FnnqNf1gJMcXX
http://www.youtube.com/watch...
Watch the union member cussing and calling the people who drove up to help a scab while he blocks the truck, then watch the news report.
Here is your proof so you feel free to GTFO
If you really believe the first video, you must be a foxnews watcher. First off, Verizon hasn't been on strike since last year, secondly they're in shorts and tank tops when the highs are in and have been in the 40s. The second video is one utility worker telling a local news station his anecdote, which while that may make for good news, it does not tell the whole story, it's just one anecdote. A perspective analogue would be, there was a horrible pedophile serial killer named bill, that means everyone named bill is a horrible pedophile serial killer.
Dude

Bumpass, VA

#8 Nov 4, 2012
Observer wrote:
Are Dominion's workers Union workers.
Yes they are, at least the linemen are.
Dude

Bumpass, VA

#9 Nov 4, 2012
Insane wrote:
This is insane! Guess what folks.....Obama is in favor of unions! It is a shame that these people would not allow help in a dire situation. This just says that they are more about the money than actually helping people and that is a sad way to be. Who wants to help when they are cussed at and verbally abused? Thanks for the proof Bill.
Does anyone have critical thinking skills anymore, or do they simply believe what anyone says? No wonder the Brooklyn Bridge has been sold so many times.
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Union membership is at a 100 year low at 11.9%, if unions were the impetus of our economic problems, wouldn't it stand to reason that we would be at the greatest economic era in 100 years?
Mitt will loose

Charlottesville, VA

#10 Nov 4, 2012
Unions had a valid servous to offer during the era of the robber barons. Not so much today, one could even argue the opposite trying to get service at the post office.
Dude

Bumpass, VA

#11 Nov 4, 2012
Mitt will loose wrote:
Unions had a valid servous to offer during the era of the robber barons. Not so much today, one could even argue the opposite trying to get service at the post office.
That's not a very good example, that is unless you are arguing that the US Government is a labor baron.
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While I'm not pro or anti union, what I am doing is pointing out is the fallacy of the anti-union argument. If unions were the downfall of the US manufacturing, and union membership is at 100 year lows, then shouldn't the US be in the greatest economic times of the last 100 years? Also, with almost triple the union membership shouldn't Germany's economy be collaped instead of being the keystone of the EU? If unionization is so bad, why is Austria, which is considered the model of the most economically free contries in the world six times more unionized than the United States?

http://www.forbes.com/sites/frederickallen/20...
heh

Charlottesville, VA

#12 Nov 4, 2012
Dude wrote:
<quoted text>That's not a very good example, that is unless you are arguing that the US Government is a labor baron.
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While I'm not pro or anti union, what I am doing is pointing out is the fallacy of the anti-union argument. If unions were the downfall of the US manufacturing, and union membership is at 100 year lows, then shouldn't the US be in the greatest economic times of the last 100 years? Also, with almost triple the union membership shouldn't Germany's economy be collaped instead of being the keystone of the EU? If unionization is so bad, why is Austria, which is considered the model of the most economically free contries in the world six times more unionized than the United States?
http://www.forbes.com/sites/frederickallen/20...
Please don't confuse the issue with facts.
Mitt will loose

Charlottesville, VA

#13 Nov 4, 2012
Dude wrote:
<quoted text>That's not a very good example, that is unless you are arguing that the US Government is a labor baron.
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While I'm not pro or anti union, what I am doing is pointing out is the fallacy of the anti-union argument. If unions were the downfall of the US manufacturing, and union membership is at 100 year lows, then shouldn't the US be in the greatest economic times of the last 100 years? Also, with almost triple the union membership shouldn't Germany's economy be collaped instead of being the keystone of the EU? If unionization is so bad, why is Austria, which is considered the model of the most economically free contries in the world six times more unionized than the United States?
http://www.forbes.com/sites/frederickallen/20...
So we should not have independent trucking with competative rates? Should we still have flight controllers who can shut the nations airlines down, or steel unions that controll the market? I think not. Coolective bargaining is one thing, dictating is another.
Dude

Bumpass, VA

#14 Nov 4, 2012
Mitt will loose wrote:
<quoted text>So we should not have independent trucking with competative rates? Should we still have flight controllers who can shut the nations airlines down, or steel unions that controll the market? I think not. Coolective bargaining is one thing, dictating is another.
I think you're presuming something that I never indicated. I stated that I am not pro union or anti union. What you indicated was that at one time unions were at one time useful, maybe even necessary.(You indicated labor barons, which means you were suggesting the gilded age where there was no labor or environmental regulation. Rivers were catching fire and companies were creating towns with their own money.) What I am doing is pointing out that unions are not the impetus of the economic problems in the USA. It's false logic. Then I showed two examples of countries with greater percentages of unionized labor whose economies are, for all intensive purposes, doing relatively fine.
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I could argue both sides of the topic, but the bottom line is that unions are not the big bad boogie man that people are making them out to be.
Dude

Bumpass, VA

#15 Nov 4, 2012
* and when I mean money, I mean their own fiat script that held no value outside of that corporation or jurisdiction.
Mitt will loose

Charlottesville, VA

#16 Nov 4, 2012
Dude wrote:
<quoted text>I think you're presuming something that I never indicated. I stated that I am not pro union or anti union. What you indicated was that at one time unions were at one time useful, maybe even necessary.(You indicated labor barons, which means you were suggesting the gilded age where there was no labor or environmental regulation. Rivers were catching fire and companies were creating towns with their own money.) What I am doing is pointing out that unions are not the impetus of the economic problems in the USA. It's false logic. Then I showed two examples of countries with greater percentages of unionized labor whose economies are, for all intensive purposes, doing relatively fine.
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I could argue both sides of the topic, but the bottom line is that unions are not the big bad boogie man that people are making them out to be.
That is correct to be sure.
Insane

Farmville, VA

#17 Nov 4, 2012
Dude wrote:
<quoted text>Does anyone have critical thinking skills anymore, or do they simply believe what anyone says? No wonder the Brooklyn Bridge has been sold so many times.
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Union membership is at a 100 year low at 11.9%, if unions were the impetus of our economic problems, wouldn't it stand to reason that we would be at the greatest economic era in 100 years?
I never said that unions caused the economic problems. I do not believe what everyone says. However, I do know what unions are capable of. If you are unsure, please read the history of unions and what they can cause. Just saying.......
Trytoreadsometim e

Woodbridge, VA

#18 Nov 10, 2012
http://mobile.nj.com/advnj/pm_31092/contentde...
They were never turned away.
Lol people amaze me

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