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    Do you really think the strike is about the gag order?

    •  So you have no reason to think what you think (0+ / 0-)

      What I'm gathering from your comments on this thread is that you think unions are "greedy" and "evil".  You concoct contract proposals out of thin air and berate the workers for not agreeing to them -- despite, as far as I can tell, your having absolutely no idea whatsoever what the current contract says or what the boss or the workers have put on the table.

      So, you hate unions and assume that workers go on strike for bad reasons.  That's not a very persuasive position to take.

      And yes, I do believe that these workers would go on strike against this employer largely because of this kind of issue.  As you can tell from the statements from HR and other bosses, Temple Hospital (and Temple University, too) is a nasty, manipulative, arrogant employer.  They have earned the enmity and distrust of their own employees.  And when workers feel like you've been treating them like shit for years, they are unlikely to give you the benefit of the doubt or to just ignore the gazillionth time you've treated them with contempt.

      Neither you nor I knows exactly what was on the table in negotiations, nor does either of us know what it's like to work for Temple.  These workers, however, voted to go on strike, which is not an easy thing to do.  And I think your assumption that they're just greedy or dupes is foolish and frankly reactionary.  The fight is on.  I know which side I'm on.  It looks like you know which one you're on, too.

      "Run, comrade, the old world is behind you!" -- Situationist graffito, 1968

      by Pesto on Fri Apr 02, 2010 at 09:48:48 AM PDT

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      •  Temple U. (0+ / 0-)

        Yes, unions are greedy and evil. They are beneficial to those employees who hold jobs, but detrimental in so many other ways. Two examples- I know many, many businessmen and real estate investors that refuse to do any work in the city of philadelphia, due to the fact that they will avoid dealing with unions at all costs. Result- significantly less jobs for Philadelphians! Second example is the Comcast Center. You familiar with the blackmailing of Pipes to nowhere?
        Listen, we just have completely different viewpoints-you see employers being evil and I see unions (not the workers) as being evil.

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