UAW needs a wake up call!

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    http://www.detnews.com/2005/autosinsider/0503/13/C01-115531.htm

    This is about as assinine as I have heard from any of the rantings of the liberals....

    It's about time to show our distaste of unions getting involved in politics. Unions are supposed to look after the welfare of workers, not make political statements!

    Anyone have an idea of how we can express our displeasure with the UAW.
     
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    The only way to effect them is by boycotting the product their members make. This would make it so more were laid off and the product would be increasingly made in other places. It could be cutting off the nose to spite the face.
     
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    So when unions, who BTW are socialist and communist at their root, forcefully deduct from their members paychecks political contribution solely to Democratic candidates even though said union member might not support that candidate is right? Its democratic?

    The time for unions is long past, they are the sole reason for mediocrity in much of the nation.

    Provide some proof that Bush is anti-worker or leave the assinine statements out of your posts. Your skating on thin ice here.
     
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    I would not go so far as to say that unions are not a viable organization, when they do represent mistreated workers against bad management....

    I do think that they should not have a political agenda, at all....just the interest of the workers with regard to management's mistreatment or abuse of the workforce.

    The stance taken against the Marine Corps is reprehensible, at the very least! The UAW's management has become obsolete, and misdirected!
     
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    Unions are socialist, they are not communist. Theres no 'state' involved with a union. maybe a state of greed, but no state as in a government.
     
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    Ya .... those union workers are always so greedy .... wanting more pay, pensions, health care, etc.,

    They should follow the lead and example of self-sacrificing corporate CEO's who never demand anything. Take our role model Kenneth Lay for example. Now that's a guy who deserved every dollar he stole from employees and investors.

    What's the corporate CEO slogan? Oh .... I remember it: "Greed Is Good!"
     
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    let me tell you how greedy unions can be. I'm an IT professional with 15 years experience. 2 years ago I was making $15 an hour doing highly technical work while unionized customer service reps, who don't know anything more technical than how to push the keys on the keyboard, were making $20 and hour.
     
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    Sounds to me like the customer service reps were better represented than you were. Don't be jealous. Didn't you demand at least $30 an hour? Sounds like that's what you should have been making.

    Their pay should not have been cut. Your pay should have been increased a lot! And cutting the service reps pay to $10 an hour might have resulted in you receiving even less money. That's how it works in real life.

    If the company really paid you what your worth you would have received far more than $20 a hour. They didn't because they didn't have to. I assume you did not have a labor contract with that employer. All CEO's and top company executives have labor contracts with their employers. The only other people who have employer/employee labor agreements are generally employees who have union rights to negotiate labor contracts.
     

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