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  •  I am old enough to remember (0+ / 0-)

    my dad and all my uncles always having election day off. They all worked for auto companies or companies that supported auto companies. They were all union of course, and election day as a holiday was written into their contracts.

    Nice to see Chrysler resurrecting that tradition. Hope it bites old Mitt in the ass very hard.

    •  I see that it's been in the union contracts (1+ / 0-)
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      since 1999 as above, but I swear I remember the men in the family having the day off in what would have been the 60's and 70's. Glad it's back in the union contracts.

      •  thanks, I didn't know that, nice to know (1+ / 0-)
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        it's possible to get back some of the benefits given up. There are a lot of benefits that we gave up to save the auto industry that we would like to get back now that they are back on their feet. Starting Jan. 1, we will be paying alot more for our health insurance. I don't understand why companies have not stood up for universal health care. It would save them millions of dollars.

        •  I have such a soft spot in my heart (0+ / 0-)

          for you wonderful UAW guys  :)

          I always tell people that the union made sure that my family had a good standard of living, especially when my beloved dad dropped out of school and didn't get his GED until he was in his 30's.

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