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  •  Maybe if you're not happy you should strike, too. (2+ / 0-)
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    Zinman, gailwax

    Oh yeah, you probably watched as private sector Unions were gutted and did nothing, and the bar for salary and benefits got lower and lower. Now the powers that be are trying to gut public sector Unions, too, and you play your tiny violin instead of thinking, "Gee, maybe all of us should be demanding fair pay."

    -this space for rent-

    by EsnRedshirt on Mon Jul 01, 2013 at 02:12:59 PM PDT

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    •  Maybe you should know what you are talking about (3+ / 0-)
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      Puffin, Radiowalla, vcpnttp

      before going off on how downtrodden the Muni employees are. Did you know that their Union is so powerful if a driver hit and kills someone he won't get fired? Do you know what the hotel unions in  this city do? they threaten hotels that if they don't accept their demands they will tell other businesses not to book their conventions/ Talk about blackmail. if you are in those unions you can't get fired no matter how bad you are at your job or even how dishonest you are. I'm all for protecting workers rights but it seems the unions in this city spend their time protecting incompetent people who otherwise wouldn't and shouldn't have another job based on their performance.

      •  So you are anti-union, I get it. (1+ / 0-)
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        Stude Dude

        Your comment is nothing but a rehash of all the distorted and bogus anti-union propaganda I have heard from  management stooges for decades.

        Carbon di-oxide in the atmosphere is now 400ppm. That is a "Climate Cluster Chaos" of the worst order if there ever was one. (hat tip to JeffW for CCC)

        by Zinman on Mon Jul 01, 2013 at 09:33:54 PM PDT

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        •  Do you live in San Francisco or the Bay Area? (0+ / 0-)

          If not shut your pie hole because you have absolutely no idea what you are talking about. don't come at me with that hippy liberal bs. Believe me I'm down here with my nose in it.

          •  I live in the Bay Area, and you are a troll (0+ / 0-)

            Support of unions and the aspirations of working people to improve their wages and working conditions is a core value of the Democratic Party. Attacking blue-collar working people is antithetical to the ethos of the Democratic Party.

            I will not shut my "pie hole" because I know what I am talking about. If you don't like "hippy bs" in defense of the rights of the working class, then you should take your poutrage elsewhere.

            Carbon di-oxide in the atmosphere is now 400ppm. That is "Climate Cluster Chaos" of the worst order if there ever was one. (hat tip to JeffW for CCC)

            by Zinman on Tue Jul 02, 2013 at 10:04:02 PM PDT

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    •  Different situations (1+ / 0-)
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      I could have my employer's assembly line equipment loaded in a container and on its way to Shenzen in an afternoon.

      It's hard to outsource BART.

      "states like VT and ID are not 'real america'" -icemilkcoffee

      by Utahrd on Mon Jul 01, 2013 at 07:55:34 PM PDT

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