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  •  Walter Reuther/Robots/Cleveland/nt (1+ / 0-)
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    "If fighting for a more equal and equitable distribution of the wealth of this country is socialistic, I stand guilty of being a socialist." Walter Reuther

    by fugwb on Fri Dec 12, 2008 at 03:17:05 PM PST

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    •  Wow. I'm so impressed! (1+ / 0-)
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      fugwb

      Thank you.

      So, the revised story is:

      A manager (not Ford himself) at "..the newly automated Ford engine plant in Cleveland reminded UAW President Walter Reuther that "you are going to have trouble collecting union dues from all of these machines.""

      The source I found didn't give Reuther's response, but it was something like "and you're going to have problems selling cars to your robots."

      How did you remember this (or find it)??

      "...the greatest tragedy...is not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people." MLK, Jr.

      by royce on Fri Dec 12, 2008 at 06:51:50 PM PST

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      •  37yrs at Ford (1+ / 0-)
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        "If fighting for a more equal and equitable distribution of the wealth of this country is socialistic, I stand guilty of being a socialist." Walter Reuther

        by fugwb on Sat Dec 13, 2008 at 07:39:42 AM PST

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        •  Good for you (1+ / 0-)
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          .....and I love the quote from Reuther.

          "...the greatest tragedy...is not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people." MLK, Jr.

          by royce on Sat Dec 13, 2008 at 09:33:53 PM PST

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