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Fred

Seattle, WA

#44 Feb 26, 2013
Gee, what's whatever percent of CHEAT THE WORKERS ????

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Twin Cities janitors contracted to clean various Target stores will receive back overtime pay and damages as part of a class-action settlement reached this week with their employer, Diversified Maintenance Systems (DMS).

DMS has denied any wrongdoing.

The lawsuit, originally filed by 12 plaintiffs in Minneapolis in October 2011, accused Diversified of forcing cleaners to work seven nights a week without overtime pay or meal breaks required by law.

The complaint alleged that certain managers made workers, mostly at five Twin Cities Target stores, punch into work on certain days using “ghost employee” ID cards. According to the court documents, the “scheme” required the janitors to clock in and sign work cards using the names of former DMS employees at least one or two days a week. The practice meant that those who worked as much as 56 to 80 hours a week received only regular pay.

As part of the settlement, Tampa-based Diversified denied breaking federal laws and blamed “a rogue manager [who] may have ignored well-established policies without DMS’ knowledge.”

The terms of the settlement are confidential, said Brian Payne, a lead organizer for Centro de Trabajadores Unidos en la Lucha (CTUL).

What is known is that the settlement will ultimately affect about 200 to 250 janitors who worked in seven Midwest states. Most of the settlement is aimed at 55 DMS janitors who worked in Target stores in Chaska, Maple Grove, Savage, Rochester, downtown Minneapolis, Rogers, Lino Lakes, Waconia and Cambridge.
redeemer

Minneapolis, MN

#45 Feb 26, 2013
Niether of the Above wrote:
<quoted text>So, just so I understand your definition of "I've got mine, screw the rest of America" Attitude you accuse me of having, The fact, at age 31, after 2 years of military service, and 4-1/2 years of college, I started a business, with 3 people, and with a lot of hardwork, and granted, some luck, grew this business into a multi-national business, hired some 130 people, while I own it. Paid them all, over market salary, in order to keep them. Paid for 95% of their health insurance and 75% of the dependant care. Set up 2 annual scholarships for high school or college for the employee's children. Granted, I sold the business and with the sale, made a nice piece of change, and today, live very comforatably. The Company now employs over 500 employees in 3 countries. Why don't you ask those 130 people who I provided, not only a place to build their American dream, but to actually realize it. Yeah, to those who want or believe I owe them something, they can kiss off, I don't give a damn about them. But those who work hard to earn a living, they don't give a damn about me, because they don't need to, they are taking care of themselves!
You should tell that to SL!

“The one and only Smart Liberal”

Since: Aug 12

Former MN Tax Payer

#46 Feb 26, 2013
redeemer wrote:
<quoted text>Then how come everytime you post one of standard BS posts I see the handsome face of a smart handsome face of a Blackman?so whats your excuse now is it not to believe my lying eyes?
now getting back topic,whats wrong with a fair days work for a fair day pay? also miminal wage is a way for workers to keep up with the cost of living,which is always increasing because corporate bosses are profit driven greed is the bottom line.
Do you or does the government define what a "fair day's pay" is?

Why do you need the govt to define what your income should be? Are you incapable of that?

You did not answer about the govt setting a max wage or setting prices? Those are logical extensions of a minimum wage.

You say the corporate bosses are "profit driven greed is the bottom line". They are supposed to be profit driven if they are a private corporation, aren't they? Don't they have a responsibility to their shareholders to maximize the profits they earn in exchange for the shareholders investing in the company?
redeemer

Minneapolis, MN

#47 Feb 26, 2013
Smarter Liberal wrote:
<quoted text>
We've been through this multiple times. I earn a comfortable living and pay taxes.
The difference is that I don't take the "I've got mine, screw the rest of America" attitude that you and Smart Liberal take.
He is richest who is content with the least,for content is the wealth of nature.
great post.
redeemer

Minneapolis, MN

#48 Feb 26, 2013
Niether of the Above wrote:
<quoted text>So, just so I understand your definition of "I've got mine, screw the rest of America" Attitude you accuse me of having, The fact, at age 31, after 2 years of military service, and 4-1/2 years of college, I started a business, with 3 people, and with a lot of hardwork, and granted, some luck, grew this business into a multi-national business, hired some 130 people, while I own it. Paid them all, over market salary, in order to keep them. Paid for 95% of their health insurance and 75% of the dependant care. Set up 2 annual scholarships for high school or college for the employee's children. Granted, I sold the business and with the sale, made a nice piece of change, and today, live very comforatably. The Company now employs over 500 employees in 3 countries. Why don't you ask those 130 people who I provided, not only a place to build their American dream, but to actually realize it. Yeah, to those who want or believe I owe them something, they can kiss off, I don't give a damn about them. But those who work hard to earn a living, they don't give a damn about me, because they don't need to, they are taking care of themselves!
If a man is proud of his wealth,he should not not be praised until it is known how he employs it.
Bushwhacked

Seattle, WA

#49 Feb 26, 2013
Still waiting for your "promised" pictures... Let me know, I'd HATE to think you're a POS liar, right ??? LMAOROFU~!

As for your "logical", you post crap that defies logic and Madonna AGREES ~!
Bushwhacked

Seattle, WA

#50 Feb 26, 2013
Smart Liberal wrote:
<quoted text>
Do you or does the government define what a "fair day's pay" is?
Why do you need the govt to define what your income should be?
You did not answer about the govt setting a max wage or setting prices? Those are logical extensions of a minimum wage.
You say the corporate bosses are "profit driven greed is the bottom line". They are supposed to be profit driven if they are a private corporation, aren't they? Don't they have a responsibility to their shareholders to maximize the profits they earn in exchange for the shareholders investing in the company?
Why is your computer on publicly owned lines, are you incapable of that?
Bushwhacked

Seattle, WA

#51 Feb 26, 2013
Smart Liberal wrote:
<quoted text>
Do you or does the government define what a "fair day's pay" is?
Why do you need the govt to define what your income should be? Are you incapable of that?
You did not answer about the govt setting a max wage or setting prices? Those are logical extensions of a minimum wage.
You say the corporate bosses are "profit driven greed is the bottom line". They are supposed to be profit driven if they are a private corporation, aren't they? Don't they have a responsibility to their shareholders to maximize the profits they earn in exchange for the shareholders investing in the company?
How is skyrocketing CEO pay maximizing shareholder value/profit ?? Seems you have a conflict of interest here !!
joey

Maringouin, LA

#52 Feb 26, 2013
Bushwhacker wrote:
How about fair wages for folks, so they can afford the American dream ??? FU and your "I got mine" attitude...
give fair wages to unqualified people and FU up yours!
IrishMN

Seattle, WA

#53 Feb 26, 2013
Nice "writing", do you kiss your hound, with that mouth ???
redeemer

Minneapolis, MN

#54 Feb 26, 2013
joey wrote:
<quoted text>give fair wages to unqualified people and FU up yours!
you southern trash types don't know what a fair wage is because you been on the plantation all of your cracker life,louisana is the second poorest state in the country,out tax dollars are supporting that piece of sht state.

“The one and only Smart Liberal”

Since: Aug 12

Former MN Tax Payer

#55 Feb 26, 2013
redeemer wrote:
<quoted text>you southern trash types don't know what a fair wage is because you been on the plantation all of your cracker life,louisana is the second poorest state in the country,out tax dollars are supporting that piece of sht state.
Again, you run and hide, then come out and try tossing insults at someone rather than discuss a specific topic that should be near and dear to your fake black heart.

Come on fake black guy, engage in the conversation of the thread instead of being a Dumbo Jr.

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Do you or does the government define what a "fair day's pay" is?

Why do you need the govt to define what your income should be? Are you incapable of that?

You say the corporate bosses are "profit driven greed is the bottom line". They are supposed to be profit driven if they are a private corporation, aren't they? Don't they have a responsibility to their shareholders to maximize the profits they earn in exchange for the shareholders investing in the company?
redeemer

Minneapolis, MN

#56 Feb 26, 2013
Smart Liberal wrote:
<quoted text>
Again, you run and hide, then come out and try tossing insults at someone rather than discuss a specific topic that should be near and dear to your fake black heart.
Come on fake black guy, engage in the conversation of the thread instead of being a Dumbo Jr.
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Do you or does the government define what a "fair day's pay" is?
Why do you need the govt to define what your income should be? Are you incapable of that?
You say the corporate bosses are "profit driven greed is the bottom line". They are supposed to be profit driven if they are a private corporation, aren't they? Don't they have a responsibility to their shareholders to maximize the profits they earn in exchange for the shareholders investing in the company?
My fake black heart?WTF that's a new fake black man,you really get yourself off by name calling me don't you why is that? you know that you're not smarter than me,you know that every lie that you have told always expose you for the liar that you are,a fair days pay is doing the best job that you can for your employer
DSM Local

Ankeny, IA

#57 Feb 26, 2013
How can Slew post his gay agenda and pro-union garbage on a continual basis, just try and post something on the other side and it's rejected.
DSM Local

Ankeny, IA

#58 Feb 26, 2013
redeemer wrote:
<quoted text>
My fake black heart?WTF that's a new fake black man,you really get yourself off by name calling me don't you why is that? you know that you're not smarter than me,you know that every lie that you have told always expose you for the liar that you are,a fair days pay is doing the best job that you can for your employer
You're not the person you pretend to be, the person you claim to be is also black... It is natural to assume that is just another one of your lies... Sorry, being a habitual liar has consequences
non-starter

Saint Paul, MN

#59 Feb 26, 2013
redeemer wrote:
<quoted text>
If a man is proud of his wealth,he should not not be praised until it is known how he employs it.
Unattributed Socrates quote? Plagiarizing a Greek?

Here is a Socrates quote for all you liberal union supporters:

Let him that would move the world first move himself.
Socrates
Quotes

Seattle, WA

#60 Feb 26, 2013
REWRITING REALITY, again !!???

non-starter wrote: I found it, you just won't publish that you got it off Yahoo or Wiki answers ....

THEN the lies began, LMAOROTFU~!

non-starter wrote: No, I guessed, because you weren't forthcoming with your source

OR MY NEW FAVORITE-

non-starter wrote: I found similar postings on Yahoo answers and Wiki answers

You posted to the urban dictionary to support your position...It's called tampering and you're clearly a duplicitous/dishonest POS... Have a nice lie... Oh sorry, I surely meant life.
Quotes

Minneapolis, MN

#61 Feb 26, 2013
Slewsie dear, are you sure you are up to taking on another job on Topix? You are already the Spell Check Queen, the Grammar Queen, and the Name Caller Queen. Stay strong, hun.
Fred

Seattle, WA

#62 Feb 26, 2013
REWRITING REALITY, again !!???

non-starter wrote: I found it, you just won't publish that you got it off Yahoo or Wiki answers ....

THEN the lies began, LMAOROTFU~!

non-starter wrote: No, I guessed, because you weren't forthcoming with your source

OR MY NEW FAVORITE-

non-starter wrote: I found similar postings on Yahoo answers and Wiki answers

You posted to the urban dictionary to support your position...It's called tampering and you're clearly a duplicitous/dishonest POS... Have a nice lie... Oh sorry, I surely meant life.
Fred

Minneapolis, MN

#63 Feb 26, 2013
Fred wrote:
REWRITING REALITY, again !!???
non-starter wrote: I found it, you just won't publish that you got it off Yahoo or Wiki answers ....
THEN the lies began, LMAOROTFU~!
non-starter wrote: No, I guessed, because you weren't forthcoming with your source
OR MY NEW FAVORITE-
non-starter wrote: I found similar postings on Yahoo answers and Wiki answers
You posted to the urban dictionary to support your position...It's called tampering and you're clearly a duplicitous/dishonest POS... Have a nice lie... Oh sorry, I surely meant life.
Yes! My gay hubby is the biggest Name Caller on Topix. I am so proud.

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