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    Local 638 on Strike

    Local 638 on Strike and not even a mention of it on this site, what gives???
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    Why are they on strike?






    Local 597 here.

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    This could get interesting.

    If more government is the answer, then it's a really stupid question.

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    some are????

    who and what and why don't know but it isn't the B sides never going to happen has to be a fitter shop pulling some BS manpower stunt in house prefabin'...call your uncle in the Hall LIC Tuesday.even thought the B side got a raise of $0.00 for July with the new contract there are to many owners of those larger shops to let the B guys organize a wildcat..and do you think the A guys wouldn't honor a B line and keep them from there Morning PINTS of BUD
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    Went to the website for local 638 but unfortunately you must know the "super secret handshake" to have access to information.

    So why are yall striking?
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    It's not posted there either... the strike is about Nationals voting like they actually go out on strike.

    The MCA wants give backs. and wage freeze.
    If it doesn't go easy, you are not using a big enough hammer.

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    oh
    Last edited by dandyme; 01-07-2011 at 07:17 PM.
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    Local 150 operating engineers, and a coupla others, carpenters, being another, walked out on wednesday. They do not want wage increase, just to cover the sky rocketing costs of health and welfare.
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    Quote Originally Posted by heavymetaldad View Post
    Local 150 operating engineers, and a coupla others, carpenters, being another, walked out on wednesday. They do not want wage increase, just to cover the sky rocketing costs of health and welfare.
    What good does it do to walk out over this? Health and welfare costs are increasing for everyone. How do you expect the company to be able to pay for the increases?

    You may not think of it as a wage increase, but it is. If your company pays more for a benefit that they are providing you, then they have increased your wage package.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RoBoTeq View Post
    What good does it do to walk out over this? Health and welfare costs are increasing for everyone. How do you expect the company to be able to pay for the increases?

    You may not think of it as a wage increase, but it is. If your company pays more for a benefit that they are providing you, then they have increased your wage package.
    I understand..........
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    My union neighbor has been laid off his construction job for about 3 months now. And he's telling me there is no work coming for his company that use to have over 1,000 employees about a year ago. He was one of the last laid off snce he is a valued long term employee.

    I hope whatever you guys do you do it responsibly and with the present financial situation in hand.

    As I've said before, when my union brothers start to yell at me that I'm a skagg ( what is the term?) again then I know the economy is picking up. And I'm looking forward to that again, believe it or not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeltaT View Post
    My union neighbor has been laid off his construction job for about 3 months now. And he's telling me there is no work coming for his company that use to have over 1,000 employees about a year ago. He was one of the last laid off snce he is a valued long term employee.

    I hope whatever you guys do you do it responsibly and with the present financial situation in hand.

    As I've said before, when my union brothers start to yell at me that I'm a skagg ( what is the term?) again then I know the economy is picking up. And I'm looking forward to that again, believe it or not.

    I think you mean "scab."

    I hope this does not go the way of Greece. The guys you seen in the news pictures are Greek union guys.
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    Scab, yea that is it. It's been sooooo long since I heard that term and that's a sign of a poor economy.

    When I know these union folks get a big hat on their heads again and can shout out terms like this then I know they are getting their demands for their contrat labor which is a sure sign that our economy in on an upswing again.

    I'm hoping it's soon...............but I don't think so by all signs.

    It's really a depressing time. Like unions or not they are part of the world and make it go round. Anyone old enough to remember the faces of the auto workers laid off in Detroit and the end of the steel mills in the Ohio/Pa. region in the 70's and 80's.

    They fought to the very end against a wind that was not blowing their way. It was the end of an era, sad to say.
    "The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers it can bribe the public with the public's own money.
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