6,000 more jobs about to vanish
Amused Slew

Minneapolis, MN

#138 Feb 12, 2013
Amused Slew wrote:
<quoted text>Poor trolls, did your fishy wife leave, so you're switching "teams" ??? LMAOROTFU~! GOOD !!!
Slewsie dear, why do you repeat yourself so much? It's the experimental medications they have you on, isn't it?
Amused Slew

Kent, WA

#139 Feb 12, 2013
Poor gay troll, pot/kettle... Pot/kettle.

Poor trolls, did your fishy wife leave, so you're switching "teams" ??? LMAOROTFU~! GOOD !!! Try con, use VodKa ~!

Funny, bushwhacker missed the convention, so who doesn't respect THEM ??? LMAOROTFU~!

Pretty sad, you're so stupid...
Amused Slew

Minneapolis, MN

#140 Feb 12, 2013
Amused Slew wrote:
Poor gay troll, pot/kettle... Pot/kettle.
Poor trolls, did your fishy wife leave, so you're switching "teams" ??? LMAOROTFU~! GOOD !!! Try con, use VodKa ~!
Funny, bushwhacker missed the convention, so who doesn't respect THEM ??? LMAOROTFU~!
Pretty sad, you're so stupid...
Slewsie dear, why do you repeat yourself so much? It's the experimental medications they have you on, isn't it?
digger

Saint Paul, MN

#141 Feb 12, 2013
Amused Slew wrote:
It's President Obama, whether your 3rd grade mind realizes it or not...
He's not MY "president".

Isn't that what all you lefty communists said about George W. Bush?

You betcha.

So GO POUND SOME SAND.
Amused Slew

Kent, WA

#142 Feb 12, 2013
Poor gay troll, pot/kettle... Pot/kettle.

Poor trolls, did your fishy wife leave, so you're switching "teams" ??? LMAOROTFU~! GOOD !!!

Try con, use VodKa ~!

Funny, bushwhacker missed the convention, so who doesn't respect THEM ??? LMAOROTFU~!

Pretty sad, you're so stupid...
Amused Slew

Kent, WA

#143 Feb 12, 2013
digger wrote:
<quoted text>
He's not MY "president".
Isn't that what all you lefty communists said about George W. Bush?
You betcha.
So GO POUND SOME SAND.
Yeah, and the worker aren't fellow Americans, because THEY have brains/jobs. You're simply a racist, moron tranny.
Amused Slew

Minneapolis, MN

#144 Feb 12, 2013
Amused Slew wrote:
<quoted text>Yeah, and the worker aren't fellow Americans, because THEY have brains/jobs. You're simply a racist, moron tranny.
OMG! OMG! What will we do? The Spell Check Queen of Topix made a typo. What will we do? This doesn't happen more than 87 or 88 times a day. What will we do?
Seattle Slew have at it

Minneapolis, MN

#148 Feb 12, 2013
Amused Slew wrote:
<quoted text>
OMG! OMG! What will we do? The Spell Check Queen of Topix made a typo. What will we do? This doesn't happen more than 87 or 88 times a day. What will we do?
Spelling, grammer, sentence structure.

How can it be???

Smart Liberal

“The one and only Smart Liberal”

Since: Aug 12

Former MN Tax Payer

#153 Feb 13, 2013
digger wrote:
<quoted text>
He's not MY "president".
Isn't that what all you lefty communists said about George W. Bush?
You betcha.
So GO POUND SOME SAND.
I wonder why the Lib's memories are so short term when it comes to the abuse they heaped upon GWB?

I think I read where it was NotA that sod something like: Turn about is fair play. It is.

Obama is an abject failure. His base of support is the moocher class of citizens and illegals. To say anything else is dishonest.
Amused Slew

Kent, WA

#155 Feb 13, 2013
Smart Liberal wrote:
<quoted text>
I wonder why the Lib's memories are so short term when it comes to the abuse they heaped upon GWB?
I think I read where it was NotA that sod something like: Turn about is fair play. It is.
Obama is an abject failure. His base of support is the moocher class of citizens and illegals. To say anything else is dishonest.
So, anchor baby Rubio is a Obama supporter, huh ?? If he is ...nice TANK JOB ~!
Amused Slew

Kent, WA

#156 Feb 13, 2013
The workers that clean and protect corporate buildings throughout Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minn. are employed by major multibillion dollar corporations including Target, Wells Fargo and U.S. Bank, but many of these janitors and security guards earn only the state minimum wage of $7.25 per hour.

These wages are far below a decent living wage needed to keep families out of poverty.

According to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Living Wage Calculator, a single person would need to make $9.11 per hour in the state of Minnesota in order to make a living wage, a calculation for a decent standard of living based on the cost for food, transportation, housing and other basic expenses.

The issue also concerns employers decisions to move many workers to part-time work, a common trend across America.“I think that this is a story that a lot of people across can related to. They want to move people from fulltime to part time work, shirking their responsibilities to provide healthcare,” added Morillo.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are more than 371,000 workers represented by unions in Minnesota. With 15 percent of the workforce unionized, Minnesota stands well above the national average, a paltry 11.3 percent according to recent reports. This marks are record 100-year low in union membership.

Union activism may be surging in the Twin Cities, however, the action bucks national trends as state legislators continue to show bipartisan support for right to work legislation in an attempt to crush union organizing and collective bargaining.

There are now 24 states with right to work legislation in the U.S., a sign that union organizing is diminishing in strength across the the country. Michigan, home to 700,000 union workers became the latest state to pass right to work legislation December 2012, limiting the right of workers to collectively bargain.

Representatives from the AFL-CIO and the United Auto Workers (UAW) vow to carry on the fight to repeal the legislation by organizing voters in the lead up to the 2014 midterm elections. Union representatives hope to usher in new, labor-friendly representatives who will overturn the law.

Earlier this month, the state of New Hampshire became the latest state to introduce right-to-work legislation. New Hampshire House Bill (H.B.) 322 is supported by major industries and corporate executives claiming that the right to work will draw new industry to the state. Right-to-work states have attracted new industry because corporations can pay lower wages and extend fewer benefits when unions are denied the right to collectively bargain.

If successful, the current strike in Minnesota will help secure a better standard of living for thousands of workers and their families. Although important for low income workers, this strike is moderate in size compared to recent strikes by other unions in the U.S.

The Chicago Teachers Union representing 29,000 educators went on strike for two weeks September 2012. The teachers confronted Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s corporatist education agenda, reducing reliance upon standardized tests while securing a 17.6 percent pay raise over the next four years.

LOOKS LIKE A SUCCESSFUL UNION !!!!!!!!!!
digger

Saint Paul, MN

#157 Feb 13, 2013
Amused Slew wrote:
The workers that clean and protect corporate buildings throughout Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minn. are employed by major multibillion dollar corporations including Target, Wells Fargo and U.S. Bank, but many of these janitors and security guards earn only the state minimum wage of $7.25 per hour.
These wages are far below a decent living wage needed to keep families out of poverty.
According to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Living Wage Calculator, a single person would need to make $9.11 per hour in the state of Minnesota in order to make a living wage, a calculation for a decent standard of living based on the cost for food, transportation, housing and other basic expenses.
The issue also concerns employers decisions to move many workers to part-time work, a common trend across America.“I think that this is a story that a lot of people across can related to. They want to move people from fulltime to part time work, shirking their responsibilities to provide healthcare,” added Morillo.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are more than 371,000 workers represented by unions in Minnesota. With 15 percent of the workforce unionized, Minnesota stands well above the national average, a paltry 11.3 percent according to recent reports. This marks are record 100-year low in union membership.
Union activism may be surging in the Twin Cities, however, the action bucks national trends as state legislators continue to show bipartisan support for right to work legislation in an attempt to crush union organizing and collective bargaining.
There are now 24 states with right to work legislation in the U.S., a sign that union organizing is diminishing in strength across the the country. Michigan, home to 700,000 union workers became the latest state to pass right to work legislation December 2012, limiting the right of workers to collectively bargain.
Representatives from the AFL-CIO and the United Auto Workers (UAW) vow to carry on the fight to repeal the legislation by organizing voters in the lead up to the 2014 midterm elections. Union representatives hope to usher in new, labor-friendly representatives who will overturn the law.
Earlier this month, the state of New Hampshire became the latest state to introduce right-to-work legislation. New Hampshire House Bill (H.B.) 322 is supported by major industries and corporate executives claiming that the right to work will draw new industry to the state. Right-to-work states have attracted new industry because corporations can pay lower wages and extend fewer benefits when unions are denied the right to collectively bargain.
If successful, the current strike in Minnesota will help secure a better standard of living for thousands of workers and their families. Although important for low income workers, this strike is moderate in size compared to recent strikes by other unions in the U.S.
The Chicago Teachers Union representing 29,000 educators went on strike for two weeks September 2012. The teachers confronted Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s corporatist education agenda, reducing reliance upon standardized tests while securing a 17.6 percent pay raise over the next four years.
LOOKS LIKE A SUCCESSFUL UNION !!!!!!!!!!
They probably get paid MORE than they are WORTH, since their SKILL LEVEL is SO LOW. They are lucky to get paid what they are getting NOW. If they think that they are worf more, they are free to apply for a different job that does pay more.
Amused Slew

Kent, WA

#158 Feb 13, 2013
If they're "worf" more, they can strike and get it...

The teachers confronted Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s corporatist education agenda, reducing reliance upon standardized tests while securing a 17.6 percent pay raise over the next four years.

Pay attention,*ss licking connoisseur ....
Amused Slew

Kent, WA

#159 Feb 15, 2013
The workers that clean and protect corporate buildings throughout Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minn. are employed by major multibillion dollar corporations including Target, Wells Fargo and U.S. Bank, but many of these janitors and security guards earn only the state minimum wage of $7.25 per hour.

These wages are far below a decent living wage needed to keep families out of poverty.

According to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Living Wage Calculator, a single person would need to make $9.11 per hour in the state of Minnesota in order to make a living wage, a calculation for a decent standard of living based on the cost for food, transportation, housing and other basic expenses.

The issue also concerns employers decisions to move many workers to part-time work, a common trend across America.“I think that this is a story that a lot of people across can related to. They want to move people from fulltime to part time work, shirking their responsibilities to provide healthcare,” added Morillo.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are more than 371,000 workers represented by unions in Minnesota. With 15 percent of the workforce unionized, Minnesota stands well above the national average, a paltry 11.3 percent according to recent reports. This marks are record 100-year low in union membership.

Union activism may be surging in the Twin Cities, however, the action bucks national trends as state legislators continue to show bipartisan support for right to work legislation in an attempt to crush union organizing and collective bargaining.

There are now 24 states with right to work legislation in the U.S., a sign that union organizing is diminishing in strength across the the country. Michigan, home to 700,000 union workers became the latest state to pass right to work legislation December 2012, limiting the right of workers to collectively bargain.

Representatives from the AFL-CIO and the United Auto Workers (UAW) vow to carry on the fight to repeal the legislation by organizing voters in the lead up to the 2014 midterm elections. Union representatives hope to usher in new, labor-friendly representatives who will overturn the law.

Earlier this month, the state of New Hampshire became the latest state to introduce right-to-work legislation. New Hampshire House Bill (H.B.) 322 is supported by major industries and corporate executives claiming that the right to work will draw new industry to the state. Right-to-work states have attracted new industry because corporations can pay lower wages and extend fewer benefits when unions are denied the right to collectively bargain.

If successful, the current strike in Minnesota will help secure a better standard of living for thousands of workers and their families. Although important for low income workers, this strike is moderate in size compared to recent strikes by other unions in the U.S.

The Chicago Teachers Union representing 29,000 educators went on strike for two weeks September 2012. The teachers confronted Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s corporatist education agenda, reducing reliance upon standardized tests while securing a 17.6 percent pay raise over the next four years.

LOOKS LIKE A SUCCESSFUL UNION !!!!!!!!!!
non-starter

Saint Paul, MN

#160 Feb 15, 2013
Amused Slew wrote:
If they're "worf" more, they can strike and get it...
The teachers confronted Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s corporatist education agenda, reducing reliance upon standardized tests while securing a 17.6 percent pay raise over the next four years.
Pay attention,*ss licking connoisseur ....
Yeah, the teachers left will get a 17.6% pay raise, but the city is trying to close up to 330 schools. Seems like the union is going to protecting about 30% fewer jobs paid out at %17.6 more over 4 years.

Anxiety grows as CPS releases preliminary school closings list

February 14, 2013|By Noreen S. Ahmed-Ullah and John Chase | Tribune reporters

After trimming the number of schools that could be closed to 129, Mayor Rahm Emanuel's school administration has entered the latest and what is likely to be the most intense phase so far in trying to determine which schools should be shut.

Chicago Public Schools chief Barbara Byrd-Bennett is expected to pare the preliminary list, released Wednesday, before unveiling a final one at the end of March. She said administrators will determine which schools are saved in the coming weeks amid a final round of community meetings to hear arguments from parents, teachers and community groups about why their schools should stay open.

If a hearing Wednesday night in North Lawndale was any indication, CPS still has a long way to go to gain the public's trust.

"Our schools don't need to close," Dwayne Truss, vice chairman of CPS' Austin Community Action Council, said in front of hundreds of people packed inside a church auditorium in the West Side neighborhood. "CPS is perpetrating a myth that there's a budget crisis."

CPS initially said 330 of its schools are underenrolled, the chief criterion for closing. Members of a commission assembled to gather public input on the issue told CPS officials earlier this year that closing a large number of schools would create too much upheaval. The Tribune, citing sources, said the commission indicated a far smaller number should be closed than initially feared, possibly as few as 15.

CPS then started holding its own hearings and on Wednesday, while following many of the formal recommendations made by the Commission on School Utilization, said 129 schools still fit the criteria for closing.

The new number and the latest round of hearings sets the stage for the administration to counter questions about the district's abilities to close a large number of schools and the need to do so.

In all, more than 43,000 students attend those 129 schools on the preliminary list, according to CPS records.
Amused Slew

Kent, WA

#161 Feb 15, 2013
Now you post school "potential" closures, like the union has any role in population ?? LMAOROTFU~!

"man", don't try research work, you have no clue !!!

LMAOROTFU~!
Amused Slew

Kent, WA

#162 Feb 15, 2013
You make jw look intelligent...
non-starter

Saint Paul, MN

#163 Feb 15, 2013
Amused Slew wrote:
Now you post school "potential" closures, like the union has any role in population ?? LMAOROTFU~!
"man", don't try research work, you have no clue !!!
LMAOROTFU~!
Amazing how much money is available for pay raises when you get rid of 30% of the workforce, isn't it slewsie?
Amused Slew

Kent, WA

#164 Feb 15, 2013
Amazing, how you make up numbers to have no point... Of course, you're pretty dim.

"Get" rid of ???

Another "point" unproven, just like potential closures...
scooby slew

Saint Paul, MN

#166 Feb 15, 2013
Amused Slew wrote:
Amazing, how you make up numbers to have no point... Of course, you're pretty dim.
"Get" rid of ???
Another "point" unproven, just like potential closures...
Your inability to understand what is written is dwarfed only by your stupidity.

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