Autoworkers Union Keeps $6 Million Golf Course for Members at $33 Million Lakeside Re

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    The United Auto Workers may be out of the hole now that President Bush has approved a $17 billion bailout of the U.S. auto industry, but the union isn't out of the bunker just yet.

    Even as the industry struggles with massive losses, the UAW brass continue to own and operate a $33 million lakeside retreat in Michigan, complete with a $6.4 million designer golf course. And it's costing them millions each year.


    The UAW, known more for its strikes than its slices, hosts seminars and junkets at the Walter and May Reuther Family Education Center in Onaway, Mich., which is nestled on "1,000 heavily forested acres" on Michigan's Black Lake, according to its Web site.


    FOXNews.com - Autoworkers Union Keeps $6 Million Golf Course for Members at $33 Million Lakeside Retreat - Local News | News Articles | National News | US News
     
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    Wow, that could pay for a lot of organizing!
     
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    thats a lot of union dues
     
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    Ah now Willow shame on you!

    You know your not supposed to tell things like this! hehe
     
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    And what are the costs of the perks of the management at the Big Three? Or is the idea that only management deserves anything extra? Tell you what, when the management at the Big Three gives up all bonuses, perks, and go on a straight salary of a max of 20 times what the lowest paid employee or temp makes, until the companys are profitable, and have payed back all taxpayer loans, then I'll talk to you about those evil union people that believe that they have as much right to play golf as the very rightous management.
     
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    well, we won't turn blue waitin on ya or nuttin!
     
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    When people are permitted to stand on a assembly line and work while slurring their speech and stumbling drunk and/or high, because of the grievance system and the union tying the company up, don't expect any sympathy from me. And please, I have dealt with these people daily, all three shifts for years and years, so don't anyone feed me the bull shit about this being rare. It isn't it.

    There is enough blame to go around and the UAW owns more than it's share of it. But yes, instead of owning up, change the subject and talk about the management, as if that justifies the unions problems.

    No wonder they are where they are. No one is willing to own up, just push blame and then ask the tax payer, yeah, the tax payer, the same ones you want to be car buyers, to bail you out. Ah, but, it's not a bail out, it's a loan! LOL

    Amazing!
     
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    A CEO takes his salary and bonuses from the company,which is ultimately the shareholders.

    Unions get their money from their members. Dues are supposed to pay for union expenses. You know costs of collective bargaining, benefits, etc.

    Is that golf course and club open to ALL union members for free? If not the union is screwing its members.

    Imagine that.
     
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    Do you suppose that NOW is a real good time for them to dump this $33 million resort and golf course onto the market?
     
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    probably not the best time, but its costing them MILLIONS anually to maintain
    sounds like getting it off their books, even at a loss, would improve their cash flow
     

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