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Nurses file in and out of the Minnesota Nurses Association s offices on Randolph Avenue in St.

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Since: Jan 10

Cleveland, OH

#98 Jul 9, 2010
Keep It Simple Stupid wrote:
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Correct, there is nothing wrong with CEO's making millions, if that is what the company chooses to pay them. Tell me you'd turn it down, because you think it's too much, and I'll call you a liar. The problem is that the goverment bailed these jokers out- the fact that govt. money going towards this is the crime.
Cars are also very high because of the unions driving up wages, pensions, and benefits to a level that is outrageous. Everyone in the automotive industry is part of the problem, when it comes to expensive cars.
I guess I just don't understand why people like you say it is OK for a CEO to make millions if the company is willing to pay it, but the union workers are wrong for accepting the money that the company is willing to pay them.

As far as the bailout. I do agree it is a crime. The governmet should have thrown the CEO's out on street when they gave the bailout. It was mis management that caused the failure of the car industry, banking industry, etc. I agree that wages are high here in the US, but then again so is the cost of living. The Chinese workers make 5% or less than what the US worker makes. But prices there are also 5% of what we pay here also.
Joe Btfsplk

Wilmot, SD

#99 Jul 9, 2010
ranks666 wrote:
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I guess I just don't understand why people like you say it is OK for a CEO to make millions if the company is willing to pay it, but the union workers are wrong for accepting the money that the company is willing to pay them.
As far as the bailout. I do agree it is a crime. The governmet should have thrown the CEO's out on street when they gave the bailout. It was mis management that caused the failure of the car industry, banking industry, etc. I agree that wages are high here in the US, but then again so is the cost of living. The Chinese workers make 5% or less than what the US worker makes. But prices there are also 5% of what we pay here also.
The threat of work stoppage has caused as many businesses to leave Mn as has onerous tax rates. Hospitals and the public sector are the only places unions can thrive because neither can move out of state. And to hold hospitals and government hostage to unions should be outlawed!

Since: Jan 10

Cleveland, OH

#100 Jul 9, 2010
Joe Btfsplk wrote:
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The threat of work stoppage has caused as many businesses to leave Mn as has onerous tax rates. Hospitals and the public sector are the only places unions can thrive because neither can move out of state. And to hold hospitals and government hostage to unions should be outlawed!
National Health Care taken from a Canadian model would end all of the above.
Joe Btfsplk

Wilmot, SD

#101 Jul 9, 2010
ranks666 wrote:
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National Health Care taken from a Canadian model would end all of the above.
Then where would the candians go for medical treatment?
P T Bull

Hopkins, MN

#102 Jul 9, 2010
Rusty Shackelford wrote:
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Mr/Ms Truth Hurts:
Negotiation involves compromise- which the employers steadfastly refused to do. So we are intact as a union and now maintain patient advocacy by going to the legislature. Safe staffing WILL be the law of the land, rather than being attacked every three years by predatory employers and commented on; i.e. union/ nurse bashing individuals like you. You obviously don't work.
In closing, I'd like to quote Rep Barney frank: "Trying to have a discussion with you is like trying to argue with a dining room table. I have no desire to do so!"
Good bye

The most cynical among us, who felt this was truly about compensation and thought the staffing was just a bargaining chip, accurately predicted the outcome. The pronouncements of the nurse's union predicted 180 degrees different from the outcome. Which model of behavior to believe?

Its interesting how the spin changes--once the strike is settled, its all about the legislature.

And quoting barney frank--icing on the cake.
basia

Ely, MN

#103 Jul 13, 2010
Rusty Shackelford wrote:
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Mr/Ms Truth Hurts:
Negotiation involves compromise- which the employers steadfastly refused to do. So we are intact as a union and now maintain patient advocacy by going to the legislature. Safe staffing WILL be the law of the land, rather than being attacked every three years by predatory employers and commented on; i.e. union/ nurse bashing individuals like you. You obviously don't work.
In closing, I'd like to quote Rep Barney frank: "Trying to have a discussion with you is like trying to argue with a dining room table. I have no desire to do so!"
Good bye
Quoting Barney Frank? Nuff said, I would listen to my dog's opinion first. Nurses are not the boss. They can negotiate salary, benefits, hours, vacation time etc. The rest is up to the bosses. I do know some bossy nurses though.
basia

Ely, MN

#104 Jul 13, 2010
ranks666 wrote:
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National Health Care taken from a Canadian model would end all of the above.
Yeah, you betcha! Canadians love their taxes and the long waits for medical care. Quick physicals, long waits for surgery. Too old? I guess you don't need that surgery. Hip hurts? We can see you next year. I had a hip re-surfaced at the Mayo (where anyone with money and/or good insurance world wide goes) within 1 month of being diagnosed.
basia

Ely, MN

#105 Jul 13, 2010
ranks666 wrote:
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I guess I just don't understand why people like you say it is OK for a CEO to make millions if the company is willing to pay it, but the union workers are wrong for accepting the money that the company is willing to pay them.
As far as the bailout. I do agree it is a crime. The governmet should have thrown the CEO's out on street when they gave the bailout. It was mis management that caused the failure of the car industry, banking industry, etc. I agree that wages are high here in the US, but then again so is the cost of living. The Chinese workers make 5% or less than what the US worker makes. But prices there are also 5% of what we pay here also.
The goverment should not have the power to throw anyone out of their position in a private or public company. They should however remove all tax breaks after paying someone 1 million or more in salary, benefits or stock. Tax all income for social security and medicare instead of stopping at 106K. The bailout was criminal. Most of the real evil doers are currently in elected office and all incumbents need to be shown the door this election. ALL OF THEM-and then we should put term limits to a vote of the people. Seeing withered old men who cannot stay awake making literal life and death decisions for our country is disgusting. Atta boy Harry Reid, you reformed admirer of the KKK!
Mike

Chaska, MN

#106 Sep 11, 2010
"We Care For You?" Take out the yard signs. I have no problem with nurses asking for money....But why do they have to market it? They are all union thugs who only care about their back pockets. I wish they were locked out. I dispise union hacks!!!!!!

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