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  •  Used to Be? (2+ / 0-)
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    Paver, StageStop

    Union work rules within the UAW have directly led to the decline of the domestic automotive industry.   I of course recognize that the decline of the domestic industry is not all the UAW's fault, the management of these companies in many cases leaves a lot to be desired.  I am in this industry so I know what I am talking about.  The UAW sometimes just does not get it.  Being competetive is job security.  Having work rules where one person can only do two things is not job security, it was 30 years ago but it is not today.  

    •  Management talk (0+ / 0-)

      "I am in this industry so I know what I am talking about."

      The paternalistic know-it-all claim of the privileged in its purest form. I know what to do with my inferiors, and I don't need any daggum outside agitators comin' in here to tell me what to do . . .

    •  Hmmmm . . . (1+ / 0-)
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      mon

      Union work rules within the UAW have directly led to the decline of the domestic automotive industry.

      Given that the German unions are far more powerful and influential (and higher-paid) than the UAW has ever been, I'm a little curious as to why, you think, the German auto industry kicked the American auto industry's ass, then came in and bought some of its remains . . . ?

      Editor, Red and Black Publishers http://www.RedandBlackPublishers.com

      by Lenny Flank on Mon Sep 03, 2007 at 06:35:34 PM PDT

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    •  Used to be (1+ / 0-)
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      chimpy

      cause I quit- p.s. it was at a large bookstore in New York- I heard in Chicago the Stevedores Union covers unionized bookstore employees.

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