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  1. Zuhlamon

    Zuhlamon said, about 1 month ago

    Just do what your Republican politicians tell you, and all will be fine. They wouldn’t lie, would they?

  2. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 month ago

    It might be important to note that VW and other “foreign” owners have done much better by their employees in the U.S. with regionally comparative salaries, and good benefits, than “U.S.” companies (who ship our jobs overseas, or just north and south). We need open shop law, not “right to work” or closed shops, but we REALLY need corporate leaders less focused on their personal benefits, and more focused on reasonable profits, earned without screwing the workers.

  3. Tigger

    Tigger GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 month ago

    The VW workers know what happened to the Union workers at the Vought Aerostructures Plant in Nashville.
    The Vought Union walled off the production lines as they felt the new contract was not fair. The Vought Union was on strike for seven months. They had signage at The Employees entrance to the Plant stating: “We have a spine, we will never back down.
    The Vought Union refused to bargain with Vought Management. Vought Management took a copy of the contract the Union walked away from to the State Labor Board and asked if it was a fair contract. The Labor Board read the contract and said it was a fair contract. Vought Management asked if they could hire replacement workers. The Labor Board said yes, but they had to give the Union ample notice they would hire replacement workers. Vought Management gave the union two weeks to be back on production lines or they would be replaced. Vought drew up a new contract which was ½ less compensation than the contract they rejected. Union brass cost their members ½ pay.
    Nashville TV Reporters are reporting The VW Plant in Chattanooga will have a Worker Counsel. Now VW has threatened not to expand in the South unless The Chattanooga Plant is unionized. This is The UAW using scare tactics to get a Union at a Foreign Auto Manufacturing Plant in The South.

  4. Tigger

    Tigger GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 month ago

    @dtroutma

    The UAW was given access to The VW Plant to give their sales pitch, It is quite clear The UAW did not offer better pay than VW offered. They were good at math and saw voting to unionize would cost them more money in dues than the pay they offered.

  5. Tigger

    Tigger GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 month ago

    @Zuhlamon

    Same for The Union Bosses who cost members 1/2 of their pay. Then you have Obama telling us: "If you like you r insurance you can keep your insurance period with no disclaimers.

    President Obama and Union Bosses would never lie, would they?

  6. crabbyrino

    crabbyrino GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 month ago

    If it wasn’t for labor unions, non-union wages would be stuck@ $5 per hour, no sick leave, no pension, etc. Just pay the freight.

  7. Movingsound

    Movingsound GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 month ago

    Some unions are good some aren’t. They are not all the same nor or the locals. Stop lumping everything together. Same with liberals and conservatives.

  8. Gary Kleppe

    Gary Kleppe said, about 1 month ago

    @CCNJ's say the sky is falling

    The part where Republican politicians intimidated workers into voting “no” by threatening that their jobs would be taken away.

  9. Jeff Kiser

    Jeff Kiser GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 month ago

    The fact is IG Metal the large German union saw the US workers as very efficient competition and coordinated with the US union while pushing Volkswagen to open up (they sit in VW’s board). This was coordinated with the auto union which was desperate for some kind of inroads. The trouble of course that the auto union will make the US workers less efficient, thus giving some existing workers more money, but delineating work, while ensuring the union in Germany gains more contracts. One could argue the unions in this case are actually anti American worker.

  10. ReasonsVentriloquist

    ReasonsVentriloquist said, about 1 month ago

    I disagree with this representation.
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    Given the facts of the case, the threats of aggressive antagonism from a political party that has made a name for itself of willing to drown the baby in the bathtub, the workers made the right choice.
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    Now they should turn their votes toward voting out the anti jobs politicians that made those threats.
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    It doesn’t do any good to alienate those voters and tell them that they are the fools.

  11. Sandfan

    Sandfan GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 month ago

    Great art today. Unbelievably stupid message. The idea that the workers screwed themselves by rejecting the thoroughly discredited UAW is pathetically laughable.

  12. smalltownbrown

    smalltownbrown said, about 1 month ago

    Unions are more necessary now than ever. They are the only defense against the powerful wealth of the 1%. Strength in numbers!
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  13. ReasonsVentriloquist

    ReasonsVentriloquist said, about 1 month ago

    @Billy Sargent

    Your comment shows no connection from the “conclusion” to the “supporting evidence”
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    Aside from that If a company went under because 10% of the work force weren’t working. Something else wasn’t working either.
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    Employee pay is only a small fraction of the cost of the end product. Other costs around the pay does have a greater impact (like, ferinstance the cost of health care insurance. But let’s not try to reign in the voluntary inflation in the medical industry, let’s take it out on the working man instead!).
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    So if 90% are working at or above the level needed for competitive pricing the 10% is really not a big deal (sure, everybody would like to be rid of them) but they will always exist, it’s referred to as the 80/20 rule, You get 80% of your results out of 20% of your effort.

  14. Tigger

    Tigger GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 month ago

    @ReasonsVentriloquist

    There were zero threats. You have zero proof of your accusations.

  15. Tigger

    Tigger GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 month ago

    @smalltownbrown

    News Flash: The Union Bosses are part of The 1%

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