Results 1 to 6 of 6
Like Tree4Likes
  • 1 Post By capmac48
  • 3 Post By Ratbuster133

Thread: The threats from Corporate America !!!

  1. #1
    Super Moderator

    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Local Union
    641
    Employer
    new penn
    Location
    Northeastern PA
    Posts
    21,948
    Rep Power
    844

    Default The threats from Corporate America !!!

    The beatings on the working class will continue as long as states bid for jobs.. And as long as that continues Corporate America will be in the drivers seat..

    Boeing's Billion-Dollar Threat Pays Off (BA)


    More importantly, one of the driving forces behind the union's concession was Boeing's assertion that it'd move production from the Puget Sound area to another state, if the union didn't agree to Boeing's offer. This would've resulted in the loss of thousands of jobs and significant tax revenue, as well as a possible downgrading to Washington's credit rating. However, as I recently wrote, I found Boeing's threat somewhat unlikely, given the impact it could have on 777X production, as well as the fact that there were significant incentives for both sides to come to an agreement. Nonetheless, Boeing's threat paid off.

  2. #2
    I Am Rocking Now

    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Local Union
    Retired
    Employer
    Retired
    Location
    Central Oregon
    Posts
    1,369
    Rep Power
    67

    Default Re: The threats from Corporate America !!!

    New Boeing Contract Is 'Turning Point In The Labor Movement' (Not The Good Kind)

    I read this as well,another sad day for organized labor,threats and coercion are the new business model and unfortunately too many believe the lies,your lucky to have a job in this economy there told over and over again till the believe it to be true,tell me then why do I see help wanted signs everywhere,articles about companies who can't find skilled labor,wake up America your being sold a bill of goods now one in there right mind would buy,cooperate greed is the new battle cry and your expendable.i can only hope that one day we see a resurgence in Union membership not unlike the early days of Hoffa Sr,got to believe the working man will only be put down for so long that they will stand and fight those that put him there,then again we come from a different generation unlike the Me'sters of today.
    ABFwife likes this.

  3. #3
    Taking A Stand!!!

    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Local Union
    492
    Employer
    ABF
    Location
    Albuquerque, NM
    Posts
    37,110
    Rep Power
    853

    Default Re: The threats from Corporate America !!!

    Quote Originally Posted by capmac48 View Post
    New Boeing Contract Is 'Turning Point In The Labor Movement' (Not The Good Kind)

    I read this as well,another sad day for organized labor,threats and coercion are the new business model and unfortunately too many believe the lies,your lucky to have a job in this economy there told over and over again till the believe it to be true,tell me then why do I see help wanted signs everywhere,articles about companies who can't find skilled labor,wake up America your being sold a bill of goods now one in there right mind would buy,cooperate greed is the new battle cry and your expendable.i can only hope that one day we see a resurgence in Union membership not unlike the early days of Hoffa Sr,got to believe the working man will only be put down for so long that they will stand and fight those that put him there,then again we come from a different generation unlike the Me'sters of today.
    And maybe that is what it is going to take sadly, is for us to end up like it was pre-union days. Horrible working conditions, sweat shops, work 7 days a week, child labor. Maybe then people will wake up and I sure hope so because this is where we are headed.

  4. #4
    I Am Rocking Now

    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Local Union
    Retired
    Employer
    Retired
    Location
    Central Oregon
    Posts
    1,369
    Rep Power
    67

    Default Re: The threats from Corporate America !!!

    Quote Originally Posted by ABFwife View Post
    And maybe that is what it is going to take sadly, is for us to end up like it was pre-union days. Horrible working conditions, sweat shops, work 7 days a week, child labor. Maybe then people will wake up and I sure hope so because this is where we are headed.
    Aren't we already there?,sounds like Walmart to me!

  5. #5
    Taking A Stand!!!

    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Local Union
    492
    Employer
    ABF
    Location
    Albuquerque, NM
    Posts
    37,110
    Rep Power
    853

    Default Re: The threats from Corporate America !!!

    Quote Originally Posted by capmac48 View Post
    Aren't we already there?,sounds like Walmart to me!
    Well, if we aren't we are very, very close! I say this from personal experience with jobs I had last year.
    Last edited by ABFwife; 01-06-2014 at 03:48 PM.

  6. #6
    Leading the Revolution

    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Local Union
    331
    Employer
    Trade Show Contractors
    Posts
    478
    Rep Power
    182

    Default Re: The threats from Corporate America !!!

    2014 Labor New Year’s Resolutions

    "2013 saw some great groundwork in the labor movement. The most important stories that actually dealt with Americans were all about Wal-Mart and McDonald’s workers walking off the job, and standing up to corporate abuse. Despite the right wing’s attempt to get us upset about Benghazi or Obamacare, the stories that mattered most dealt with workers.

    Momentum is a powerful force. When coupled with solidarity, something truly amazing happens. Historically, when you build those two forces together, major labor achievements occur. If you don’t think you need to make a resolution this year to do more for the labor movement, consider the following bullet list of 7 reasons why you cannot afford to wait for others to act…"


    2014 Labor New Year’s Resolutions | The Advocate Online
    crazy, ABFwife and 222lifer like this.

 

 

LinkBacks (?)


Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 171 172 173 174 175 176 177 178 179 180 181 182 183 184 185 186 187 188 189 190 191 192 193 194 195 196 197 198 199 200 201 202 203 204 205 206 207 208 209 210 211 212 213 214 215 216 217 218 219 220 221 222 223 224 225 226 227 228 229 230 231 232 233 234 235 236 237 238 239 240 241 242 243 244 245 246 247 248 249 250 251 252 253 254 255 256 257 258 259 260 261 262 263 264 265 266 267 268 269 270 271 272 273 274 275 276 277 278 279 280 281 282 283 284 285 286 287 288 289 290 291 292 293 294 295 296 297 298 299 300 301 302 303 304 305 306 307 308 309 310 311 312 313 314 315 316 317 318 319 320 321 322 323 324 325 326 327 328 329