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Batavia, IL

#1 Mar 12, 2012
why the big rat with berkots name in new lenox?
Yup Yup Yup

United States

#2 Mar 12, 2012
How dare you speak of Borgo catching some rays!!!
Truth hurts

Manhattan, IL

#4 Mar 14, 2012
Socialists think they should get all of the jobs.
Life time resident

Manhattan, IL

#5 Mar 14, 2012
Can't blame the people working there to support there families. That's why the cost of everything is so high, People will work them selves outjob
Truth hurts

Manhattan, IL

#6 Mar 14, 2012
Deny it all you want, Unions are nothing but the strong arm of the American Socialist Party (Democrats)
Truth

Joliet, IL

#7 Mar 14, 2012
It's just union guys crying because other qualified people got hired who don't take 3 hrs worth of breaks and drag ass in an 8 hour shift

Since: Dec 11

Manhattan

#8 Mar 15, 2012
Someone should throw a mallotofe cocktail at it. If they want to picket , fine do so, but to sit there dumb lazy a$$ in a chair all day just proves why they don't get the work.

Since: Dec 11

Manhattan

#10 Mar 15, 2012
_whocares_ wrote:
<quoted text>I don't think vandalism / attempted murder is the way to go. They do have the right to picket / protest just like everyone else. That said, I do think it's funny they sit their lazy asses in their chairs all day. I've seen them quite a few times. It's always a couple of fat lazy guys that probably almost had a heart attack erecting the rat. I think people will begin to see this for what it is. To me, the rat just says, "I'm getting my roof repaired" I don't even think of it as a union thing anymore.
hahaha I was joking, but I agree. A cocktail bomb would just bounce off the rate. And attempted murder, they would have to get out of there chairs to attempt to put out the fire to be in harms way, fire fighting is not in there union negotiations. My point was, put a little effort into the cause if you believe in it, break our the picket signs and walk around a bit. I think picketing when a strike is not involved does nothing anyway.
Property Owner

Manhattan, IL

#11 Mar 15, 2012
_whocares_ wrote:
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I don't think vandalism / attempted murder is the way to go. They do have the right to picket / protest just like everyone else. That said, I do think it's funny they sit their lazy asses in their chairs all day. I've seen them quite a few times. It's always a couple of fat lazy guys that probably almost had a heart attack erecting the rat. I think people will begin to see this for what it is. To me, the rat just says, "I'm getting my roof repaired" I don't even think of it as a union thing anymore.
Is killing a giant blow up rat murder now? Damn these Libtard laws!
Brosef

United States

#14 Mar 15, 2012
I yell at them to get to work whenever I see them sitting in their chairs. Must be nice to sit in a chair all day picketing when other people are actually trying to find work. Damn crybabies.
Former Berkots Customer

Mokena, IL

#15 Mar 23, 2012
These posts are inaccurate at best. First of all, it is not the Roofers Union and these union workers are not picketing, they are hand billing. If you would have stopped and picked up the literature from the union workers (who are not fat or lazy), you would have been better informed before making false accusations. Berkots is remodeling a store in Orland Park using non-union workers. This is their choice. Unfortunately, these non-union workers are being WAY underpaid AND the company that employs these non-union workers are pocketing the profit versus paying their workers fair wages. I would like to see the construction workers who are actually doing the physical work make the money and receive the benefits they deserve. Back to the union workers who are hand billing in both Mokena and New Lenox, they are informing the public of what is going on. In the process, many families (including my own) are refusing to shop at Berkots. There is nothing wrong with being a part of a union because "United we stand, divided we fall" - it's what are country was built on. Those of you who have extra time on your hands, The Jungle by Upton Sinclair is an excellent book.

Since: Dec 11

Manhattan

#16 Mar 23, 2012
Former Berkots Customer wrote:
These posts are inaccurate at best. First of all, it is not the Roofers Union and these union workers are not picketing, they are hand billing. If you would have stopped and picked up the literature from the union workers (who are not fat or lazy), you would have been better informed before making false accusations. Berkots is remodeling a store in Orland Park using non-union workers. This is their choice. Unfortunately, these non-union workers are being WAY underpaid AND the company that employs these non-union workers are pocketing the profit versus paying their workers fair wages. I would like to see the construction workers who are actually doing the physical work make the money and receive the benefits they deserve. Back to the union workers who are hand billing in both Mokena and New Lenox, they are informing the public of what is going on. In the process, many families (including my own) are refusing to shop at Berkots. There is nothing wrong with being a part of a union because "United we stand, divided we fall" - it's what are country was built on. Those of you who have extra time on your hands, The Jungle by Upton Sinclair is an excellent book.
You are spewing right out of the Union handbook. You have no clue what these workers are making. You have no clue what the profit level of the job is for the company doing the work. The company got the job because they were low bid, which means the store saved money, not that the company is making extra. You and your union priced yourself out of a job, nobody took anything from you. And before you spout off about me, I am a union member, just not by choice, so I know the game you sheep like to play. If anyone is profiting off the backs of labor, it's the unions themselves.

Since: Dec 11

Manhattan

#17 Mar 23, 2012
Former Berkots Customer wrote:
These posts are inaccurate at best. First of all, it is not the Roofers Union and these union workers are not picketing, they are hand billing. If you would have stopped and picked up the literature from the union workers (who are not fat or lazy), you would have been better informed before making false accusations. Berkots is remodeling a store in Orland Park using non-union workers. This is their choice. Unfortunately, these non-union workers are being WAY underpaid AND the company that employs these non-union workers are pocketing the profit versus paying their workers fair wages. I would like to see the construction workers who are actually doing the physical work make the money and receive the benefits they deserve. Back to the union workers who are hand billing in both Mokena and New Lenox, they are informing the public of what is going on. In the process, many families (including my own) are refusing to shop at Berkots. There is nothing wrong with being a part of a union because "United we stand, divided we fall" - it's what are country was built on. Those of you who have extra time on your hands, The Jungle by Upton Sinclair is an excellent book.
So what is the pay they deserve? I love that word "deserve", funny the word "earn" is never used by a union worker. And what pay and benefit package are all these poor and employed workers making, compared to the unemployed fat and lazy guys sitting by the rat?
JoeC

Chicago, IL

#18 Mar 23, 2012
Former Berkots Customer wrote:
I would like to see the construction workers who are actually doing the physical work make the money and receive the benefits they deserve.
Im curious but why would you care? There are other jobs, if they dont like it, they can go elsewhere.
Former Berkots Customer wrote:
There is nothing wrong with being a part of a union because "United we stand, divided we fall" - it's what are country was built on.
Unions were needed when working conditions were unsafe (among other reasons), but slowly as govt regulated these things its becoming less of a need and IMO is the primary reason why the US has become a nation of services, its because its too expensive for us to build anything. Why should they have to go through an overpriced union? If you go to buy a car and they have two of the exact same models but one is cheaper, which are you going to pick? Its no different for a company. Its creating a competitive market, why are you afraid to compete?
Fat cats

United States

#19 Mar 23, 2012
JimboRidgefield wrote:
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You are spewing right out of the Union handbook. You have no clue what these workers are making. You have no clue what the profit level of the job is for the company doing the work. The company got the job because they were low bid, which means the store saved money, not that the company is making extra. You and your union priced yourself out of a job, nobody took anything from you. And before you spout off about me, I am a union member, just not by choice, so I know the game you sheep like to play. If anyone is profiting off the backs of labor, it's the unions themselves.
Could have not said it better myself. I never heard of union book keepers either? I have heard that small grocery stores its hard to turn a profit anyway. Unions will be gone soon and its because the over paid workers and the cronies who run it are dying off and kick backs from state and politicians is slowly coming down to and end.
Former Berkots Customer

Mokena, IL

#20 Mar 23, 2012
JimboRidgefield wrote:
<quoted text>
You are spewing right out of the Union handbook. You have no clue what these workers are making. You have no clue what the profit level of the job is for the company doing the work. The company got the job because they were low bid, which means the store saved money, not that the company is making extra. You and your union priced yourself out of a job, nobody took anything from you. And before you spout off about me, I am a union member, just not by choice, so I know the game you sheep like to play. If anyone is profiting off the backs of labor, it's the unions themselves.
Easy there. First of all, unfortunately, I am not a union member. I never once talked about anyone taking anything from me. I am not a sheep that likes to play games. I am a well-educated consumer who is employed outside of the construction industry. You say you are a union member - your post depicts you as being a disgruntled member. Your posts about me not having a clue are false. You seem to be a bit uneducated in the information available to an interested consumer. Have you ever heard of FOIA (Freedom of Information Act)? How about just asking questions? I respect your opinion; however, that is what it is, an opinion. It is not fact based, not accurate and not informed. Unions do not profit off the back of labor. "Unions" are the back of labor. Bottomline, I do not understand why you are so upset that former Berkot's customers (who happen to be union workers) are informing the general public of what's going on. Stop by a Berkots, talk to one of the people who are hand billing, ask questions, get involved and be a proactive member of your community.
Duh

Des Plaines, IL

#21 Mar 23, 2012
Why are the non-union members not in a union? Perhaps they don't want to pay the exaggerated dues? In this rotten economy, with three athletic teenage boys to feed, I will continue to shop where the prices are lowest. Why do you think Jewel and Dominick's have such high prices? Take a union Jewel cashier's salary minus union dues and I can bet said cashier is getting paid the same (if not more)as a Berkot's cashier.
Former Berkots Customer wrote:
These posts are inaccurate at best. First of all, it is not the Roofers Union and these union workers are not picketing, they are hand billing. If you would have stopped and picked up the literature from the union workers (who are not fat or lazy), you would have been better informed before making false accusations. Berkots is remodeling a store in Orland Park using non-union workers. This is their choice. Unfortunately, these non-union workers are being WAY underpaid AND the company that employs these non-union workers are pocketing the profit versus paying their workers fair wages. I would like to see the construction workers who are actually doing the physical work make the money and receive the benefits they deserve. Back to the union workers who are hand billing in both Mokena and New Lenox, they are informing the public of what is going on. In the process, many families (including my own) are refusing to shop at Berkots. There is nothing wrong with being a part of a union because "United we stand, divided we fall" - it's what are country was built on. Those of you who have extra time on your hands, The Jungle by Upton Sinclair is an excellent book.
who dat

United States

#22 Mar 24, 2012
Former Berkots Customer wrote:
<quoted text> You seem to be a bit uneducated in the information available to an interested consumer. Have you ever heard of FOIA (Freedom of Information Act)?.
You have to be kidding right? FOIA does not apply to private companies, only government entities. I have to agree with Jimbo, you are a transparent sheep. Your "facts" are down right lies.
who dat

United States

#23 Mar 24, 2012
Former Berkots Customer wrote:
<quoted text> Unions do not profit off the back of labor. "Unions" are the back of labor..
Have you ever seen an understaffed union office , a small "plain Jane" union office , a Union that didn't contribute to politics? Have you ever heard of the union management taking a pay freeze while they ask there members to strike? Or take a pay cut while there "brothers" re unemployed yet still need to keep paying their dues? Unions are a business out for personal gain, the members are nothing more then pawns in their game. You are clearly one of the sheep.
who dat

United States

#24 Mar 24, 2012
Former Berkots Customer wrote:
Those of you who have extra time on your hands, The Jungle by Upton Sinclair is an excellent book.
This book is out dated so to speak, it was written in a era prior to OSHA and the NLRB. The employees at burkots are far from working in these same conditions, nor are they being enslaved to work off there debt to burkots.

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