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  •  Oh well. (3+ / 0-)
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    Floja Roja, shaharazade, wolfie1818

    When I called their management the first time over this very issue, I didn't get the impression that they cared one iota about losing the business. They were professional and diplomatic of course, and their word choice was above reproach but my personal feeling was that they would not mind telling me to shut the fuck up. You know that cool politeness tone? Yeah.

    I doubt they're going to do the righteous and ethical thing what are the alternative cities?

    •  The two sides are far apart (4+ / 0-)

      Right now the two sides are pretty far apart, but with everyone's help we can bring the most amount of pressure to bear that's possible.

      We do have backup plans we're developing but right now we're proud to stand with these workers and we're going to keep doing what we can to help and turn up the heat.

      •  Definitely do our best. (1+ / 0-)
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        No doubt. The workers deserve nothing less. In fact, we should keep up the pressure even if Netroots goes elsewhere, so that we could potentially be there in future years.

        •  So is Providence locked in? (1+ / 0-)
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          Or if it falls through, do we move to Boston or someplace it's easier finding union help that didn't have pay cut for no reason?

          Or is there a reason (e.g. if the hotel is bleeding cash, cutting pay may be what is required to keep them in business).  Did management get their salaries cut 20% as well?  

          I once worked for a company that cut salaries for everyone 10% - from top to bottom.  That was easier to swallow than a selective cut.


          Democrats *do* have a plan for Social Security - it's called Social Security. -- Ed Schultz

          by FredFred on Mon May 10, 2010 at 01:10:10 PM PDT

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          •  If the workers don't get a fair deal... (1+ / 0-)
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            If the workers don't get a fair deal, we'll be moving on to some of our alternatives and we won't be in Providence in 2011.

            To my knowledge there were no cuts at the management level. RI Future has been doing some great reporting on what's been going on.

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