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Columbia, MO

#1 Mar 29, 2013
This town really needs Unions bad, Detroit auto workers lived right they could afford things but no way in Farmington the poor get poorer
this community of Progress is a community of progressively poor progress. You want to make a small fortune in Farmington start out with a large fortune first.
country

Ballwin, MO

#2 Mar 29, 2013
Agree
me sayz

Trumann, AR

#3 Mar 29, 2013
Unionize Farmington wrote:
This town really needs Unions bad, Detroit auto workers lived right they could afford things but no way in Farmington the poor get poorer
this community of Progress is a community of progressively poor progress. You want to make a small fortune in Farmington start out with a large fortune first.
Your post does not make sense. Detroit is a dead town because of the union. The state of Michigan recently took it over. IMO, union people are deadbeats. Union people want more and more and more, so much that companies cannot afford them anymore so they move to right to work states or overseas.

The company I work for has both union and non union plants. The non union plant gets better wages, more holidays etc... one example - I work for a non-union plant and we get time in a half on Saturdays and double time on Sundays no matter how many hours we work during the weekday. Union plants will only get overtime on weekends if they work 40 hours during the week. In fact I am sitting here with a paid day off for Good Friday while it is just another normal day at the factory for the union people.
chainsaw

Bonne Terre, MO

#4 Mar 29, 2013
me sayz wrote:
<quoted text> IMO, union people are deadbeats.
Opinions are like a**holes
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Carterville, IL

#5 Mar 29, 2013
Yah! Lets get unions in here so they can drive up the cost to produce then watch as the companies move their operations to Mexico or open call centers in India!!! Great idea!!
anti-hero

United States

#6 Mar 29, 2013
me sayz wrote:
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Your post does not make sense. Detroit is a dead town because of the union. The state of Michigan recently took it over. IMO, union people are deadbeats. Union people want more and more and more, so much that companies cannot afford them anymore so they move to right to work states or overseas.
The company I work for has both union and non union plants. The non union plant gets better wages, more holidays etc... one example - I work for a non-union plant and we get time in a half on Saturdays and double time on Sundays no matter how many hours we work during the weekday. Union plants will only get overtime on weekends if they work 40 hours during the week. In fact I am sitting here with a paid day off for Good Friday while it is just another normal day at the factory for the union people.

Hmmmm I think I'm going to have to call bullshit on this one, I worked for a company that had both union and non-union members and the nonunion members were always miserable......and as far as company's moving to right to work states, they do that to increase profit on the companys end because the hire cut rate labor to do the work! Unions are what made this country strong, its stupid people like you that are bringing it down.

Since: Nov 12

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#7 Mar 29, 2013
Unions are severely damaging whole industries: How is it that GM and Chrysler got into such lousy shape that they had to be bailed out? There's a simple answer: The unions. The massive pensions the car companies paid out raised their costs so much that they were limited to building more expensive cars to try to get their money back. They couldn't even do a great job of building those cars because utterly ridiculous union rules prevented them from using their labor efficiently. America created the automobile industry, but American unions are strangling it to death. Unions also wrecked the steel and textile industries and have helped drive manufacturing jobs overseas.
anti-hero

United States

#8 Mar 29, 2013
Stand Your Ground wrote:
Unions are severely damaging whole industries: How is it that GM and Chrysler got into such lousy shape that they had to be bailed out? There's a simple answer: The unions. The massive pensions the car companies paid out raised their costs so much that they were limited to building more expensive cars to try to get their money back. They couldn't even do a great job of building those cars because utterly ridiculous union rules prevented them from using their labor efficiently. America created the automobile industry, but American unions are strangling it to death. Unions also wrecked the steel and textile industries and have helped drive manufacturing jobs overseas.
I'm gonna have to call bullshit on this also.....granted the unions did some of the damage but the biggest downfall was the CEOS taking money out of the companys and not being able to produce quality automobiles! Unions can work, for example look at Japan and Germany which are both strongly union countries that have made it work so why can't America? You must be a greedy buisness owner that wants for Mexicans nationals to work for $5.15 a hour. Im a American that still believes in a fairs day of work for a fair days pay and you should 2!
me sayz

Trumann, AR

#9 Mar 29, 2013
chainsaw wrote:
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Opinions are like a**holes
that's your opinion.
me sayz

Trumann, AR

#10 Mar 29, 2013
anti-hero wrote:
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Unions are what made this country strong, its stupid people like you that are bringing it down.
tell that to the people of Detroit and other union towns that have empty factories because Unions forced them to move. Union people are bringing themselves down. They do not need help from anyone to do that.
chainsaw

Bonne Terre, MO

#11 Mar 29, 2013
me sayz wrote:
<quoted text>
that's your opinion.
and everybody's got one
country

United States

#12 Mar 29, 2013
Unions built this country.

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#13 Mar 29, 2013
country wrote:
Unions built this country.
I give full credit to unions for making the work place safe, making work equal for all and setting rules for ALL American employees that are good union and non union. However, power corrupts and breeds greed. Unions are not the same today as they were years ago. They care more about politics and $ then the working people.
Unions blow

Normal, IL

#14 Mar 31, 2013
They outlived their purpose and have become a crutch, for a breed of "lazy" working men/women. Lets look at the top two unionized cities in the USA, Detroit and Chicago. What do these cities have in common? Correct, corruption and debt out the wazoo, Detroit is nearing bankruptcy and Chicago is taking down the entire state of IL.

Now for the highly biased union member's post, get educated and quit drinking the kool aid. I've been a member of the CWA and now I'm not, yet making twice as much with better benefits. How is that possible, because I didn't buy into the sales pitch.
anti-hero

United States

#15 Mar 31, 2013
Your right unions did serve their purpose but its just as much the members fault for letting these things go on and letting them get the way they are! In a time were we need to fight for our right for orginized labor and decent pay were here bickering over it, countryside like Japan and Germany have the power in their unions to vote out corrupt officials and CEOS and what do we do, give them the power to say that they can't be voted out! Its just as much our fault for letting these things happen. Its time for all of us hard working Americans to make a stand for our selves and say enough is enough and make a stand and restore order and power back to the people and not just the rich!!
whatever

Farmington, MO

#16 Mar 31, 2013
How about getting an education and or learn a valuable trade and make yourself worth the higher salary. Just because you show up for work doesn't mean your worth twice or three times an average wage just because you are "Union". No wonder automobiles are so overly priced. Look at the labor rates in manufacturing.
hmm

Bonne Terre, MO

#17 Mar 31, 2013
whatever wrote:
No wonder automobiles are so overly priced. Look at the labor rates in manufacturing.
Since the "american" auto makers have moved their factories to Mexico and pay those people squat, why are the "american" vehicles still so overly priced?
I'm thinking that there is probably just a itty bitty bit of corporate greed mixed in their too.
anti-hero

United States

#18 Mar 31, 2013
Being a floorlayer takes education and is probably alot harder than any job that you have ever done Lol.its worth every bit of the $28.73 a hour of not more! What you educated people don't understand is that one thaey have the lower class held down who are they going to go after, that's right the middle class Lol so just wait and see were your education gets you, so don't think for a second that your safe from right to work because your not!!!! You'll change your tune when you have to take a pay cut to keep tour job.
LookImBubbaToo

Park Hills, MO

#19 Mar 31, 2013
anti-hero wrote:
Being a floorlayer takes education and is probably alot harder than any job that you have ever done Lol.its worth every bit of the $28.73 a hour of not more! What you educated people don't understand is that one thaey have the lower class held down who are they going to go after, that's right the middle class Lol so just wait and see were your education gets you, so don't think for a second that your safe from right to work because your not!!!! You'll change your tune when you have to take a pay cut to keep tour job.
Really? I laid the floors in my house just by renting the equipment and following the instructions on the box. Wood, carpet, and ceramic. My neighbor liked it so much we did his also. Try reading off the box to do administer drugs, perform surgery, defend a legal case, etc.
yippy

United States

#20 Mar 31, 2013
U wanna unionize cause your all outta work, lol. Just like all the local unions like brockmiller. No work, ha! And yes I'm positive on my source for I'm in this profession! Union people that work are axxholes, u try to be friendly but they're worried about their 10:30 break and pay! If everyone was union we would all be outta jobs!

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