Union dock workers stick it to nation to protect

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  1. EdwardBaiamonte
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    their $85k jobs. Why not organize other folks in key bottlenecks all around the economy to really stick it to our greed head corporations. IF we act fast unions could eliminate Christmans this year!! That would teach 'em!!!
     
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    Huh? What are you talking about?
     
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    Edward is simply pissed because he knows that if Thomas Jefferson were alive he would be on the picket line with the protesters.
     
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    liberals love unions. I'm merely suggesting that liberal unions can succeed easily if they occupy key choke points in the economy like the dock workers have. Its important that union members earn higher pay this way rather than earn higher pay by being worth more to their employers.
     
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    Sorry but I do not know the particulars of this one. What happened to cause the strike? How is the company doing? The employees, that type of thing.

    Really it is going to be tough to get public sympathy for any employee who makes more than minimum wage right now though.

    But hey, how do we figure the fair market value for a crane operator is?
     
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    Well, what does it cost for a crane, and how often will it be damaged by unqualified operators?

    There are so many posting here as if the market place for workers is the same as 50 years ago. Then, with no education, you could work at a job that was mostly physical labor with little intellectual challenge. Today, even the entry level jobs in the steel mill I work at demands some computer skills. And that is just to start. The learning curve is steep for the first year. These are the people that are on lowest earnings tier. The demands for operators are far higher. As is the pay.

    A skilled worker is easily worth 85K and more. The fact that the 'more' is going unjustly to the top is why the deep resentment of the very wealthy in this nation at present. And the wealthy fully understand this and are doing all they can to prevent unions, which give the workers the bargaining power.
     
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    but why do you say unjustly?? We live in a free country??? If you think Steve Jobs, for example, is getting money unjustly stop buying from him. Who is stopping you????

    It seems you want to buy from him, and then use the government to make it legal for you to steal your money back?? Is liberalism really theft??? Are you proud to be a thief???
     
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    Heck, I don't even think its unjust. It just leads to a terrible society. Afterall, money makes money
     
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    ^^^^

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    So skill sets matter huh? There are many operators in a plant, but one CEO. Maybe that is why they get paid MORE.
     

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