Maremont striker found not guilty

Maremont striker found not guilty

There are 2163 comments on the WBIR Knoxville story from Feb 23, 2007, titled Maremont striker found not guilty. In it, WBIR Knoxville reports that:

Della Thomas admitted to Chancellor Frank Williams that she may have been speeding last Wednesday when she was leaving the Loudon Maremont plant.

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Just the facts

Ripon, WI

#286 Jun 11, 2007
Jake wrote:
Class envy is so sad.
Has absolutely nothing to do with class envy. With Ken Banks there is no class involved. Any man that treats humans the way he does I can assure you he has no class.

Since you seem to know ecerything and really have no clue. Once again, let me say that this strike is not like any other. They are striking to keep what they had, most strikes are for more than what the workers had.

Seems like now it's only getting closer to him having to shut down the plant and head back to TX. He came here pushing people around and before the strikers will give an inch, he will be forced to shut down. Wait and see. He is only getting what he deserves. He happened to purchase a plant in a "small town" and those workers happened to not be willing to be pushed around like at his other plants. He has met his match in this town.
Support Your Local Union

Knoxville, TN

#287 Jun 11, 2007
Jake wrote:
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Indeed. And that's precisely my point. Tennessee is one of those states where the "right to work" exists on paper but not in practice.
How in the world do you know that? There you go again talking about something you know nothing about. Let's see you live in AZ - how do you know what TN does or does not do. You need to learn how to research your comments before making them. You don't even live in this state & you make bogus comments that you have proven many times not to know about. Hey, I have an idea, move to TN & work for Banks, let's see how long it takes before you get a petition started to file unfair labor practices against him. Are you related to Banks?
Support Your Local Union

Knoxville, TN

#288 Jun 11, 2007
Just the facts - you said it exactly right. I heard that a while ago Banks was ready to settle, but the plant manager told him not to. I do not know if this is true or not. Seems to me that the plant manager may be a little worried about his job when the union goes back. After all, it was the plant manager that told Banks that they union was not strong & would not last more than 2 weeks. Looks like the union is alot stronger that what they were given credit for. We have heard from a close source that the plant is having a hard time paying bills. I also heard that he owns the town in TX, looks like he thought he could do the same in TN.
Just the facts

Ripon, WI

#289 Jun 11, 2007
OOOPPPPSSSS it appears that Banks has now lost another office worker that was so devoted to him and his operation. That is at least 4 since Feb. and remarkable they are not allowed to be a part of the union. Once they get pushed around so much they seem to understand what the union is all about.

He has all kinds of people "acting" as people just to keep his office running. Just as I posted earlier, wait and see that plant is almost history, and I would assume he will then sell his mansion in Blount Co. and head outta here.
Jake

United States

#290 Jun 11, 2007
Just the facts wrote:
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Has absolutely nothing to do with class envy. With Ken Banks there is no class involved. Any man that treats humans the way he does I can assure you he has no class.
I was referring to socio-economic class.
Seems like now it's only getting closer to him having to shut down the plant and head back to TX. He came here pushing people around and before the strikers will give an inch, he will be forced to shut down. Wait and see. He is only getting what he deserves. He happened to purchase a plant in a "small town" and those workers happened to not be willing to be pushed around like at his other plants. He has met his match in this town.
Well, that's probably for the best. If no one likes Ken Banks and no one wants to work for him, as you claim, then it sounds like shutting the plant down and moving the equipment/operations to Texas is the optimal solution at this juncture. You will be rid of him, and he can set up shop in a more welcoming climate. So everybody is happy, n'est-ce pas?
Support Your Local Union

Knoxville, TN

#291 Jun 11, 2007
Just the facts wrote:
OOOPPPPSSSS it appears that Banks has now lost another office worker that was so devoted to him and his operation. That is at least 4 since Feb. and remarkable they are not allowed to be a part of the union. Once they get pushed around so much they seem to understand what the union is all about.
Do you know the name of the latest employee to leave?
I have been away from the union scene for a couple of days due to other engagements & had not heard about the latest.
RWT

Johnson City, TN

#292 Jun 11, 2007
Ken Banks has optical annimosis that is where the nerves from your eyes twist up with the nerves from you rectum and give you a crappy outlook on life
Just the facts

Ripon, WI

#293 Jun 11, 2007
Support Your Local Union wrote:
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Do you know the name of the latest employee to leave?
I have been away from the union scene for a couple of days due to other engagements & had not heard about the latest.
I do know her name... she was acting HR manager.
Just the facts

Ripon, WI

#294 Jun 11, 2007
RWT wrote:
Ken Banks has optical annimosis that is where the nerves from your eyes twist up with the nerves from you rectum and give you a crappy outlook on life
Looking more crappy then ever for him now .
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AOL

#295 Jun 11, 2007
Just the facts wrote:
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I do know her name... she was acting HR manager.
Thanks -- I know the name. I was told about it today from someone that works inside the plant. Insurance went up again for the scabs. Hey, the sign was moved to a location that Banks has to see everyday to & from work. It is now located on Highway 11. I wonder what Banks thinks now about it. Before, he didn't have to look at it, now he will see it everyday.

Since: May 07

Elizabethton, TN

#296 Jun 11, 2007
Jake wrote:
Class envy is so sad.
you seem to have an excuse for just about everything you say. now you're saying that you were referring to (socioeconomics class).i'd say you got busted and just plain didn't like it,so,you have to cover your ass now. how funny.

Since: May 07

Elizabethton, TN

#297 Jun 11, 2007
RWT wrote:
Ken Banks has optical annimosis that is where the nerves from your eyes twist up with the nerves from you rectum and give you a crappy outlook on life
rotflmao. that was a really good one!

Since: May 07

Elizabethton, TN

#298 Jun 11, 2007
and another point i'd like to make is simply this---there ain't no state in the union--united states of america---that would allow the practices of inhumane treatment of an employers employees. unless you happen to be an illegal,you then just don't care. back before there were unions to protect a worker's rights,they just took the owners out and either hung them,or shot them. i think that's what they need to do to banks. then drag him through the streets for a grim reminder of what can and could happen if treatment didn't get better. yes,i'm mad as hell. to think that all these other people out there,the anti-union people,who prefer INHUMANE TREATMENT over HUMANE TREATMENT,totally disgusts me.i hope the lot of you all rot in hell.
Jake

United States

#299 Jun 11, 2007
angry in loudon wrote:
you seem to have an excuse for just about everything you say. now you're saying that you were referring to (socioeconomics class).i'd say you got busted and just plain didn't like it,so,you have to cover your ass now. how funny.
Of course I was referring to socio-economic class. The "have-nots" always envy the "haves." It's been the foundation of every collectivist uprising in the history of mankind.

And we see how THOSE situations worked out. Rest in peace, Soviet Union.

No offense, but you don't read much, do you?
Just the facts

Ripon, WI

#300 Jun 12, 2007
Support Your Local Union wrote:
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Thanks -- I know the name. I was told about it today from someone that works inside the plant. Insurance went up again for the scabs. Hey, the sign was moved to a location that Banks has to see everyday to & from work. It is now located on Highway 11. I wonder what Banks thinks now about it. Before, he didn't have to look at it, now he will see it everyday.
Now that you know who it is ,,, are you suprised ? I really wasn't I figured that would happen.
Just the facts

Ripon, WI

#301 Jun 12, 2007
Support Your Local Union wrote:
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Thanks -- I know the name. I was told about it today from someone that works inside the plant. Insurance went up again for the scabs. Hey, the sign was moved to a location that Banks has to see everyday to & from work. It is now located on Highway 11. I wonder what Banks thinks now about it. Before, he didn't have to look at it, now he will see it everyday.
Guess I will go down Hwy 11 tonight and see it . That is so funny.
Support Your Local Union

Knoxville, TN

#302 Jun 12, 2007
Jake wrote:
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Of course I was referring to socio-economic class. The "have-nots" always envy the "haves." It's been the foundation of every collectivist uprising in the history of mankind.
And we see how THOSE situations worked out. Rest in peace, Soviet Union.
No offense, but you don't read much, do you?
I don't work for Maremont so as far as your generalization goes again about the have & have nots, you are wrong again. I am completely for this union & it has nothing to do with the owner's wealth (or as you say it - the haves & the have nots). Many of these people are now working (some even better paying jobs) & are still fighting for the American rights in the workplace. It has nothing to do with what this man has versus what the employees have. Have you ever considered that the majority of the wealthy get their money by walking all over the people that made them wealthy? This strike is not about wanting more benefits or better wages. How many times does a person have to tell you this? You continue to bring up something about a situation that you know nothing about. You talk about the people being jealous. The previous owners were also a wealthy group, but the union never went on strike against them. So again - talk about something that you know instead of comparing all strikes that you are aware of against a strike that you know nothing about. For goodness sake, you live in Arizona, what do you even know about a strike in TN? I have a relative that lives in Arizona. How about we discuss the morals of those that live in Arizona. From what I understand from them, the people of Arizona have absolutely no morals. Everything is about wealth & looks. Would you like to talk about that topic? Like you are doing about the Maremont strike, I would only be talking about something that is heresay & something I actually know nothing about. Why don't you put your computer use to doing something good, like researching what this strike is actually about.

Since: May 07

Taft, TN

#303 Jun 12, 2007
Jake wrote:
<quoted text>
Of course I was referring to socio-economic class. The "have-nots" always envy the "haves." It's been the foundation of every collectivist uprising in the history of mankind.
And we see how THOSE situations worked out. Rest in peace, Soviet Union.
No offense, but you don't read much, do you?
au contraire. i read a lot. i read this stuff all the time. i'm a person who likes history,geography,astrology,bi blical prophecy,etc.,etc. i also don't give a hoot or holler what the "other people" have or have not.i have my belief and you have yours. YOU want ME to believe that there are others out there that IS envious of what the rich have. well,i don't care.i was brought up in the way that you make do with what you have. if you can't afford to get something you want,you just have to save for it,OR WORK FOR IT.i'm not a quitter,and i know that most of the strikers aren't either. we're in this to the end,and i don't care who it offends.
Jake

United States

#304 Jun 12, 2007
angry in loudon wrote:
i'm not a quitter,and i know that most of the strikers aren't either. we're in this to the end,and i don't care who it offends.
I don't think anyone is offended, just puzzled. Your objective appears to be to force the owner to shut the plant down and leave town. Since you seem fairly certain that's what is going to happen, why are you all still so agitated and spun up?

Since: May 07

Taft, TN

#305 Jun 12, 2007
Jake wrote:
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I don't think anyone is offended, just puzzled. Your objective appears to be to force the owner to shut the plant down and leave town. Since you seem fairly certain that's what is going to happen, why are you all still so agitated and spun up?
just to make double sure that banks knows he's been beaten. maybe(i doubt it very much) he won't treat his employees at schulenburg the way he did us. they are even considering getting an union. God help him if he don't change. i think he's walked on the little man long enough. it's time for him to face the music now. the man is already paranoid,which is good. it lets him know that we didn't take his crap. not the way the scabs are. but i do know that quite a few of them have quit because of unfair and inhumane working conditions in the plant. that's why we ALL stay worked up. it's the principle of the thing. but i seriously doubt that you really understand where we are coming from.banks just needs to go away from tennessee. and i'm not so sure that his plant in texas wants him back either. this strike has hit home for an awful lot of people. and i believe that it has opened the eyes of most of the community as well.maybe the next time some man(or woman)that comes from out of state,looking to buy a company or start another business,will be reminded of what took place here,and think twice of doing this to someone else---or pay the consequences.

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