Largest Long Beach union rejects pens...

Largest Long Beach union rejects pension reform deal

There are 32 comments on the Press-Telegram story from Aug 17, 2012, titled Largest Long Beach union rejects pension reform deal. In it, Press-Telegram reports that:

Members of the city's largest employee union have rejected a pension reform proposal that would have saved the general fund an estimated $3.9 million next year.

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Dane Thorsen

Long Beach, CA

#1 Aug 17, 2012
Good. The Union paid good money to buy City Hall and Sacramento politicians. Remember, this is ONLY California. Every day is going to be far worse than yesterday. Electing what we elected guaranteed it.
icouldusesomehel p

Whittier, CA

#2 Aug 17, 2012
Time for a job fair. Fire every damn one of the bastards.
Mike

Westminster, CA

#3 Aug 17, 2012
Good it's time American labor stand its ground and not let greedy corporate tight asses keep steeling from the tax payer and blaming labor for loss of jobs. Why is it ok for corporate to have all the perks, why has American labor not question the benefits pacagkages of It's corporate heads, Corporate creates poverty.

Love better work UNION
Mike

Westminster, CA

#4 Aug 17, 2012
LIVE BETTER WORK UNION
icouldusesomehel p

Whittier, CA

#5 Aug 18, 2012
Mike wrote:
Good it's time American labor stand its ground and not let greedy corporate tight asses keep steeling from the tax payer and blaming labor for loss of jobs. Why is it ok for corporate to have all the perks, why has American labor not question the benefits pacagkages of It's corporate heads, Corporate creates poverty.
Love better work UNION
I see you don't have to know how to spell or construct a sentence to be a union puppy.
Dane Thorsen

Long Beach, CA

#6 Aug 18, 2012
Mike wrote:
LIVE BETTER WORK UNION
LIVE BETTER at the direct expense of your neighbors...Democratic President FDR said unionized public employees would be a clear act of civic suicide and refused to allow it. He was a very wise man.
Of course, now we only have Obama.

Funny, Mayor Foster announced all sorts of cuts in services for children's programs and seniors earlier this week. Before the Unions refused to face reality the City already was prepping for a $6,000,000 budget deficit.
The Mad Man

Long Beach, CA

#7 Aug 19, 2012
Is LB headed for bankruptcy? Could be?
Ronald

Long Beach, CA

#8 Aug 19, 2012
The real irony is that the voting minority who pay taxes always vote against the loony spending programs that have bankrupted the State of California, but it is they who always end up paying for them. So much for "Liberal" "democracy".

Ronald
CSULB Josh

Long Beach, CA

#9 Aug 19, 2012
Dane Thorsen wrote:
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LIVE BETTER at the direct expense of your neighbors...Democratic President FDR said unionized public employees would be a clear act of civic suicide and refused to allow it. He was a very wise man.
Of course, now we only have Obama.
Funny, Mayor Foster announced all sorts of cuts in services for children's programs and seniors earlier this week. Before the Unions refused to face reality the City already was prepping for a $6,000,000 budget deficit.
It's not the Unions worry what a terrible impact their never ending demands have on the City.
The Voters screwed themselves when they picked people like the lowenthal gang.
Six Figure Income

Westminster, CA

#10 Aug 19, 2012
icouldusesomehel p wrote:
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I see you don't have to know how to spell or construct a sentence to be a union puppy.
some of us are not good at spelling and putting sentences together, others are not smart enough to figure out what is trying to be said. Bottom line here is I make money and have better benefits nd pension than you will ever have , unless you are one of those greety tight ass corporate slave drivers. Six figure income, not bad for someone who can't spell right???? Poverty sucks. Can you understand what I'm trying to convey????

$$$$$$$$$$
Six Figure Income

Westminster, CA

#11 Aug 19, 2012
Dane Thorsen wrote:
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LIVE BETTER at the direct expense of your neighbors...Democratic President FDR said unionized public employees would be a clear act of civic suicide and refused to allow it. He was a very wise man.
Of course, now we only have Obama.
Funny, Mayor Foster announced all sorts of cuts in services for children's programs and seniors earlier this week. Before the Unions refused to face reality the City already was prepping for a $6,000,000 budget deficit.
lol You and people like you are wearing blinders. You think that its the public Unions that is draining the city????? Management, CEOs are the real leaches just look at their personal budgets and perks they are the ones crashing the cities, they blame the unions because they know idiots like you will run with it. I belong t a private union, so I don't live off of my neighbors FKER
Mikes Six Figure Income

Westminster, CA

#12 Aug 19, 2012
icouldusesomehel p wrote:
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I see you don't have to know how to spell or construct a sentence to be a union puppy.
I know how to write my name on my check ...
Mikes Six Figure Income

Westminster, CA

#13 Aug 19, 2012
CSULB Josh wrote:
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It's not the Unions worry what a terrible impact their never ending demands have on the City.
The Voters screwed themselves when they picked people like the lowenthal gang.
I want you to go into your bosses office on Monday and tell him you want the same benefits and salary that he has, that you are worth it. Or maybe you are over paid as it is ... Tell him you want a company car and the same perks or equal pay. Your problem is that you place management on a very high platform and are afraid to speak up.
Mikes Six Figure Income

Westminster, CA

#14 Aug 19, 2012
Management shook hands and signed the contract. Now they want to back out, how would you feel if they called your stupid ass into the ofice and told you they were going back what they agreed to about your benefits package ??? No wonder you're crying.
Dane Thorsen

AOL

#15 Aug 19, 2012
Six Figure Income wrote:
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some of us are not good at spelling and putting sentences together, others are not smart enough to figure out what is trying to be said. Bottom line here is I make money and have better benefits nd pension than you will ever have , unless you are one of those greety tight ass corporate slave drivers. Six figure income, not bad for someone who can't spell right???? Poverty sucks. Can you understand what I'm trying to convey????
$$$$$$$$$$
You are bragging about screwing your neighbors?
No one is questioning your Greed for your neighbors hard earned money. Unionizing public employees was the most devastating mistake Californian ever made. We understand that the City and the State is going bankrupt in your service.

Who wouldn' be happy to make three times as much as their job and skills were worth on the open market. The reason that won't work in REAL LIFE is because Money doesn't grow on Trees. Times up...the City and the State are broke.

Good luck convincing your neighbors that they must pay you wildly more they any one else would be paid for the same jobs. Your Union bought politicians who did this to us all without concern for the devastating impact INSOLVENCY would have on the City or the State.
Mike

Westminster, CA

#16 Aug 19, 2012
Dane Thorsen wrote:
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You are bragging about screwing your neighbors?
No one is questioning your Greed for your neighbors hard earned money. Unionizing public employees was the most devastating mistake Californian ever made. We understand that the City and the State is going bankrupt in your service.
Who wouldn' be happy to make three times as much as their job and skills were worth on the open market. The reason that won't work in REAL LIFE is because Money doesn't grow on Trees. Times up...the City and the State are broke.
Good luck convincing your neighbors that they must pay you wildly more they any one else would be paid for the same jobs. Your Union bought politicians who did this to us all without concern for the devastating impact INSOLVENCY would have on the City or the State.
I don't work for any city, I have my own Union. What is so wrong with playing on a level playing field ?? It's you cty babies that are stuck in the midle with no negociating platform that are bitching. If it weren't for greedy upper management and the CEOs taking advantage of labor opportunities for everyone would be better. How many of you are really stisfies with your working conditions, why should management get to push all the buttons ??? You are a bunch of weak little lambs with no say. Unions were started for the same reason then as for tday things haven't changed, it's just that you've been kept down so long you don't know how to acheive a better life. Stop crying and demand better working conditions. Live Better Work Union. God Bless the ILWU
Mike

Westminster, CA

#17 Aug 19, 2012
Dane Thorsen wrote:
Good. The Union paid good money to buy City Hall and Sacramento politicians. Remember, this is ONLY California. Every day is going to be far worse than yesterday. Electing what we elected guaranteed it.
Only for the weak like you. Why do you put all of your faith in management?? Why do you bend over every time they tell you to ? Politicians crew more people than anyone haven't you figured that out yet? unions aren't hiding the money that Jerrys kids have been stashing away, even people in their own government are startig to speak up they are finding more waste than ever, like park and recreation $$ just for starters, How about Cal Trans who do you think is pulling those strings ?? not the unions, unions have NOTHING to do with that fraud ... so STFU
Mike

Westminster, CA

#18 Aug 19, 2012
icouldusesomehel p wrote:
Time for a job fair. Fire every damn one of the bastards.
I agree fire every CEO and top management MFKR
Mike

Westminster, CA

#19 Aug 19, 2012
icouldusesomehel p wrote:
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I see you don't have to know how to spell or construct a sentence to be a union puppy.
You better get to your bosses office first thing Monday morning and have his coffee and newspaper ready for him, and don't forget to clean the office while you are there, maybe he will give you a .25 cent montly raise. lol ...Live Better Work Union
icouldusesomehel p

Whittier, CA

#20 Aug 19, 2012
Mike wrote:
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You better get to your bosses office first thing Monday morning and have his coffee and newspaper ready for him, and don't forget to clean the office while you are there, maybe he will give you a .25 cent montly raise. lol ...Live Better Work Union
I own my business. I pay my people according to their output, not seniority. The good ones make great money. The bad ones go somewhere else and join a union.

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