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  1. #40
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    This is recent video from Greece.

    Pray this does not happen here.

    http://www.reuters.com/news/video?vi...deoId=76497400
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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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    Laborers and Operators on strike in this area.

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    The local here was scheduled for a $2 raise in May - They got it, but it all went to health and welfare.

    To make matters worse, I received a letter in the mail explaining how the pension is only like 50-something percent funded.
    Last edited by Tech Rob; 07-05-2010 at 04:02 PM.
    "There is no greater inequality than the equal treatment of unequals."

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    Declining hours worked by union members means lower contributions to health and welfare funds.

    Union members expect benefits to maintain current levels or increase.

    Union management (BA's and other Union employees) keep receiving 6 figure salaries and more bennies than the rank and file members.

    It will not add up.

    Something will have to give.

    Should get interesting....

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    Quote Originally Posted by neophytes serendipity View Post
    Declining hours worked by union members means lower contributions to health and welfare funds.

    Union members expect benefits to maintain current levels or increase.

    Union management (BA's and other Union employees) keep receiving 6 figure salaries and more bennies than the rank and file members.

    It will not add up.

    Something will have to give.

    Should get interesting....
    That reminded me - in the very same letter describing what poor shape the local pension is in, there was an announcement of a "special order of business" at the next meeting to vote on whether to buy the assistant BA a new vehicle.
    "There is no greater inequality than the equal treatment of unequals."

    -Thomas Jefferson

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    Quote Originally Posted by BergerMech Rob View Post
    That reminded me - in the very same letter describing what poor shape the local pension is in, there was an announcement of a "special order of business" at the next meeting to vote on whether to buy the assistant BA a new vehicle.
    My comment on that would not be, shall I say, polite?

    If the rank and file has to provide their own conveyance....

    And, an assistant BA???

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    Quote Originally Posted by neophytes serendipity View Post
    My comment on that would not be, shall I say, polite?

    If the rank and file has to provide their own conveyance....

    And, an assistant BA???
    Yeah, I know...
    "There is no greater inequality than the equal treatment of unequals."

    -Thomas Jefferson

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