Who unions are backing

Full story: Lowell Sun 14
Here are the major union endorsements received by U.S. Rep. Michael Capuano and Attorney General Martha Coakley. Full Story
bums

Madison, NJ

#1 Oct 26, 2009
Now I know which candidates NOT to vote for.
THANKS "THE SUN"
Wondering

Tyngsboro, MA

#2 Oct 26, 2009
Looks like the unions aren't taking any chances, they want to buy both of them. Why not, the two of the are career politicians.

The latest in union disputes is at Boeing. The company wants the union top sign a no-strike contract. Boeing needs a second assembly line for its 787 Dreamliner plane. If the union doesn't sign they'll put it in S. Carolina.

The S. Carolina facility recently voted the union out.
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/boeinga...

Where do you think the jobs will go?
commonsense

Boston, MA

#3 Oct 26, 2009
Wondering wrote:
Looks like the unions aren't taking any chances, they want to buy both of them. Why not, the two of the are career politicians.
The latest in union disputes is at Boeing. The company wants the union top sign a no-strike contract. Boeing needs a second assembly line for its 787 Dreamliner plane. If the union doesn't sign they'll put it in S. Carolina.
The S. Carolina facility recently voted the union out.
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/boeinga...
Where do you think the jobs will go?
I wouldn't even offer the contract to a union plant. The jobs will go to S Carolina because the union will balk in Seattle. You can't really praise the management at auto companies but unions were too inflexible to save their members jobs. While unions started the ball rolling on many good workplace reforms they were also racist, socialist and mobbed up. And now they would rather lose jobs than save them. I don't know about you, but i will drive an American made Toyota or Honda. Good American non union jobs at good wages for Americans. Unions are an anachronism and damaging in manufacturing and the public sector.
Wondering

Tyngsboro, MA

#4 Oct 26, 2009
commonsense wrote:
<quoted text>
I wouldn't even offer the contract to a union plant. The jobs will go to S Carolina because the union will balk in Seattle. You can't really praise the management at auto companies but unions were too inflexible to save their members jobs. While unions started the ball rolling on many good workplace reforms they were also racist, socialist and mobbed up. And now they would rather lose jobs than save them. I don't know about you, but i will drive an American made Toyota or Honda. Good American non union jobs at good wages for Americans. Unions are an anachronism and damaging in manufacturing and the public sector.
You and I are in agreement. BTW, we have a Toyota Camry, great car, 4 years old and not a single problem with it. It was built by Americans in Kentucky.
Bagdad Harry

United States

#5 Oct 26, 2009
The unions would back Charlse Manson if he had a capital D after his name...
Worker

Maynard, MA

#6 Oct 27, 2009
"We already know that the relationship between labor and management is a top concern for Boeing," Hewitt said. "Today's vote puts Washington at a major competitive disadvantage."

How is being in a union a disadvantage, I thought it was an advantage due to their skills and quality?
Wondering

Tyngsboro, MA

#7 Oct 27, 2009
Worker wrote:
"We already know that the relationship between labor and management is a top concern for Boeing," Hewitt said. "Today's vote puts Washington at a major competitive disadvantage."
How is being in a union a disadvantage, I thought it was an advantage due to their skills and quality?
Being in a union doesn't transform someone into a person with more skill. The disadvantage for the union is that the company has a non-union option.
Eric Stratton the III

Virginia Beach, VA

#8 Oct 27, 2009
Wondering wrote:
Looks like the unions aren't taking any chances, they want to buy both of them. Why not, the two of the are career politicians.
The latest in union disputes is at Boeing. The company wants the union top sign a no-strike contract. Boeing needs a second assembly line for its 787 Dreamliner plane. If the union doesn't sign they'll put it in S. Carolina.
The S. Carolina facility recently voted the union out.
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/boeinga...
Where do you think the jobs will go?
I hope they go to S. Carolina, serve the Unions and the workers who do not look at the big picture or long term right.
Eric Stratton the III

Virginia Beach, VA

#9 Oct 27, 2009
Unions were at one time needed and a great thing, they have become what all orgs. become once they have outlived being needed-a corrupt machine that needs to be fed. The Unions themselves won the fight for labor a long time ago with the Employee Rights Act, min wage, OSHA, etc...A once great group has gone by the wayside and become that once they once fought against-greedy and corrupt.
Kevin

Lowell, MA

#10 Oct 27, 2009
Those unions should not be allowed to put the word "Workers" in the name. It looks like Cap has cornered the market on the criminal vote.
Dr Frankenstein

Hampton, NH

#11 Oct 27, 2009
Eric Stratton the III wrote:
Unions were at one time needed and a great thing, they have become what all orgs. become once they have outlived being needed-a corrupt machine that needs to be fed. The Unions themselves won the fight for labor a long time ago with the Employee Rights Act, min wage, OSHA, etc...A once great group has gone by the wayside and become that once they once fought against-greedy and corrupt.
I respectfully disagree.After 27 years working in a union I'm comfortably retired and living the American dream.I was a pilot for UPS and thank God the union negotiated a fair wage and benefits for all of my years of service there.Call me a skeptic.However,after witnessing the fallout from the last three decades of mergers,and capitalism run amok,I'll take union representation anyday or the generosity of corporate America.
Dr Frankenstein

Hampton, NH

#12 Oct 27, 2009
Correction-over the
Eric Stratton the III

Virginia Beach, VA

#13 Oct 27, 2009
Dr Frankenstein wrote:
<quoted text> I respectfully disagree.After 27 years working in a union I'm comfortably retired and living the American dream.I was a pilot for UPS and thank God the union negotiated a fair wage and benefits for all of my years of service there.Call me a skeptic.However,after witnessing the fallout from the last three decades of mergers,and capitalism run amok,I'll take union representation anyday or the generosity of corporate America.
Fair enough, respect and fair discourse are good. However, while it helped you out, you are in a unique area of employment, as for manuf., service, etc..all it does is make those people less competitive. Also, Unions as a whole spend most of their time on the bottom 10%, the heads of the Unions tend to be corrupt in the larger unions and support people who on social issues most Union Workers would never support, some stand in the way of our education reforms(The NEA and AFT) and in far to many states, you have to join a union. I had to work for a Union before, they are a joke and not needed now a days. You can have arbitrators or do contracts without a standing union, not to mention that you know what, if you do not get everything you want, to bad, it is a free market. Far to many protections are in place now for workers that make Unions not as important, this is not the 1920's.
Bagdad Harry

United States

#14 Oct 27, 2009
Dr Frankenstein wrote:
<quoted text> I respectfully disagree.After 27 years working in a union I'm comfortably retired and living the American dream.I was a pilot for UPS and thank God the union negotiated a fair wage and benefits for all of my years of service there.Call me a skeptic.However,after witnessing the fallout from the last three decades of mergers,and capitalism run amok,I'll take union representation anyday or the generosity of corporate America.
Da comrade....
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