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    Default Hatred of unions is misplaced, as they created strong middle class

    This is just a small letter to the editor but this person has his or her head on straight! Be sure to read the opinions people responded with.

    I cannot understand why so many Americans have hatred for unions, which gave us a strong and vibrant middle class in the past.

    Why are people in favor of the right-to-work law, which should be called the “right to work for less law” or “intern to work for no pay law”?
    Hatred of unions is misplaced, as they created strong middle class - Canton, OH - CantonRep.com

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    Default Re: Hatred of unions is misplaced, as they created strong middle class

    Spent a few hours yesterday on an informational picket line at a trucking firm.
    What I saw was consistent with people's fear and feeling towards any union.
    We saw those that waved, those that ignored us and looked the other way, those that took the paperwork and ran inside the company and "told them about us", ( like they didn't know we were there ) women from the office who came outside to film us, ( against the law ) idiots that sped past us in a reckless manor as they left the company parking lot and others that stopped and told us how much they need representation.
    Let's not forget the local police who came twice, after the companies repeated calls.
    I will say they were professional and courteous to us. Only thing they told us was not to block or obstruct traffic. They told us we were not doing anything wrong. They left each time within minutes of their visit to us.
    Finally, the company called the property management company and complained to them. A representative of the property management company arrived and asked us not to park in their facility. The building was empty, so parking in an empty lot wasn't really hurting them, but we moved out vehicles to the street. The gentleman was polite but was only doing what his manager asked.
    No problem there.
    Overall, it's an uphill battle trying educate drivers.
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    Default Re: Hatred of unions is misplaced, as they created strong middle class

    It is tough to educate when those who hate us only know what they learn from their biased sources. They take the ramblings from the talking heads that the right wing media employs as gospel.

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    Default Re: Hatred of unions is misplaced, as they created strong middle class

    Quote Originally Posted by fxstc07 View Post
    Spent a few hours yesterday on an informational picket line at a trucking firm.
    What I saw was consistent with people's fear and feeling towards any union.
    We saw those that waved, those that ignored us and looked the other way, those that took the paperwork and ran inside the company and "told them about us", ( like they didn't know we were there ) women from the office who came outside to film us, ( against the law ) idiots that sped past us in a reckless manor as they left the company parking lot and others that stopped and told us how much they need representation.
    Let's not forget the local police who came twice, after the companies repeated calls.
    I will say they were professional and courteous to us. Only thing they told us was not to block or obstruct traffic. They told us we were not doing anything wrong. They left each time within minutes of their visit to us.
    Finally, the company called the property management company and complained to them. A representative of the property management company arrived and asked us not to park in their facility. The building was empty, so parking in an empty lot wasn't really hurting them, but we moved out vehicles to the street. The gentleman was polite but was only doing what his manager asked.
    No problem there.
    Overall, it's an uphill battle trying educate drivers.
    Thank you for giving, with your retired time.
    Wish more guys would get out there and show us how it works with their free time.

    Maybe bean can chip in some big Connecticut bucks and fly in Strapdrager,and wambam and himself to help out. LOL.
    They'll be right over.
    Was it in Pa or Jersey?
    They could have a tricornered hat halloween party on the line.LOL?

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    Default Re: Hatred of unions is misplaced, as they created strong middle class

    Quote Originally Posted by slavenomore View Post
    Thank you for giving, with your retired time.
    Wish more guys would get out there and show us how it works with their free time.

    Maybe bean can chip in some big Connecticut bucks and fly in Strapdrager,and wambam and himself to help out. LOL.
    They'll be right over.
    Was it in Pa or Jersey?
    They could have a tricornered hat halloween party on the line.LOL?
    Jersey !
    New Century Transportation.
    That was the company that was founded by the ex-owner of Jevic, after he sold that company.
    Even I am surprised at how large they have became.
    Here is the Teamsters facebook page.
    Hope the link works.

    https://www.facebook.com/NCTTeamsters

 

 

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