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 Post subject: Unions Hold Road Work Hostage With Their Greed
PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2011 11:09 am 
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Operating engineers halt all work under expired contracts

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The International Union of Operating Engineers Local 150 said Wednesday it is ceasing all work being done under expired agreements from three contractors groups.

The strike began Thursday following a breakdown in contract negotiations. The union rejected recent contract proposals from the Northwest Indiana Contractors Association, the Four County Highway Contractors Association and the Indiana Constructors Association. Contracts expired May 31.

The groups handle a majority of building, road, bridge and highway projects across northern Indiana. The strike affects work in 14 counties, including Lake, Porter, and LaPorte.

Ed Maher, spokesman for the Countryside, Ill.-based Local 150, said the contracts affect about 2,500 union workers.

The union said further negotiations have not been scheduled.

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2500 Guys, who already make $40 an hour plus full benefits, are holding 14 counties hostage.

Keep that in mind when you are sweltering in traffic.

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God bless them for fighting for the working man....

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2500 Guys, who already make $40 an hour plus full benefits, are holding 14 counties hostage.

...but you sure in the hell don't mind when corporations make billions off of these same people... Screw the worker...right?

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I'm sure this warms your heart...

Workers’ share of national income plummets to record low
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Over the last decade, the share of U.S. national income taken home by workers has plummeted to a record low.

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The chart jibes with other data, which show that since the 1980s, income for the richest 1 percent of Americans has exploded, while hardly budging at all for everyone else.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_thelookout/20110614/bs_yblog_thelookout/workers-share-of-national-income-plummets-to-record-low

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 Post subject: Re: Unions Hold Road Work Hostage With Their Greed
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chuckmo48 wrote:
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2500 Guys, who already make $40 an hour plus full benefits, are holding 14 counties hostage.

...but you sure in the hell don't mind when corporations make billions off of these same people... Screw the worker...right?


That's a middle class wage, and the goal of the Republicans is to eliminate the middle class. I would simply just LOVE to hear what an appropriate wage and salary would be. I mean I guess they should be making $7.25 with no benefits, and god help the lazy sons of bitches if they need to have their appendix removed or a root canal. It's their own lazy faults for not becoming CEO's. Yes?

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Do a President Reagan and fire every last one of them.

They will be replaced with hard working people grateful to have a job in the Bin Obama economy of tax and despair and they will do it for 1/2 the cost.


FIRE THEM NOW!

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USMarine wrote:
they will do it for 1/2 the cost.


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That's USMarine speak for ship American jobs to foreign countries.

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Uhhhh......no, it's not.


Does Dimlight really believe that the roads will be covered with little Chinese people with shovels?

No wonder she can't carry on an intelligent conversation.

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USMarine wrote:
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I believe his name is Arclight, but I can understand you making a mistake. :smt005

But what I'd really prefer talking about is your scheme to rip Americans out of the middle class and throw them into the working-poor class. Tell me more about how you'd like to take their benefits, slash their wages in half, and then scream when the average American can't afford health care and you attribute it to their laziness and not because they are being underpaid.

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chuckmo48 wrote:
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2500 Guys, who already make $40 an hour plus full benefits, are holding 14 counties hostage.

...but you sure in the hell don't mind when corporations make billions off of these same people... Screw the worker...right?



when the union members take the same looooong term monetary risks as the corporation does then you can bitch all you want.

until then do your f***!ng job...

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deelight wrote:
That's USMarine speak for ship American jobs to foreign countries.


no, actually, that's OBAMA speak.

and that worthless baboon is giving millions to companies to do it.

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Moby Grape wrote:
chuckmo48 wrote:
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2500 Guys, who already make $40 an hour plus full benefits, are holding 14 counties hostage.

...but you sure in the hell don't mind when corporations make billions off of these same people... Screw the worker...right?



when the union members take the same looooong term monetary risks as the corporation does then you can bitch all you want.

until then do your f***!ng job...


Dollar amount, how much do you think they should make in an hour?

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Dollar amount, how much do you think they should make in an hour?


How much does a feet on the ground United States Soldier make an hour?

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Gather them and ask them if they are going to work. If they say no, terminate them and find people who will work. I'd do it for less money than they're paying these apes.

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