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If The Attack On Unions Continue To Spread Look For Other Unions To Strike Too Including Teamsters Freight Will Stop

 
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So I was talking to a good friend that is president of a local union where I live. They are planning rallies around the country to support the Wisconsin workers. Unions around the country are getting ready to mobilize and are planning to strike if this trend continues around the U.S.

So this union president was telling me that there has been discussions with the Teamsters and that they may strike if it comes down to it because they see this legislation as all out assault on unions. The Teamsters of course control not all but a good part of the truckers around the country.

So could freight stop or slow down? Maybe. It could definitely slow down food and other goods around the country. Be interesting to see what happens. What say you?
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Most of the larger trucking company's are not union.

Such as Marten 3000 trucks Swift over 10,000 trucks
JB Hunt non union also KLLM, US Express, Central, Knight and Stevens all non union and it sucks for us pay is low hours are long and these companys haul a large portion of the food, water and other commoditys used in everyday life.

But if the trucking companys that are union strike I for one will not cross picket lines to pick up a load.

On another note fuel prices a re starting to go up.

Message on my computer today said diesel will go up .10 tonight at midnight not good.
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5a

Oh noes a GENERAL STRIKE! This ought to be real interesting indeed.
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arabs and illegals have already taken over the trucking industry. If the few union drivers that are left want to continue collecting their paycheck they will stay and work ... otherwise there are 100000000 mexicans and arabs lined up to take their jobs at a fraction of what your union friends are currently making.
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They wanna fight the middle class...Fuck the Bozos
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Most of the larger trucking company's are not union.

Such as Marten 3000 trucks Swift over 10,000 trucks
JB Hunt non union also KLLM, US Express, Central, Knight and Stevens all non union and it sucks for us pay is low hours are long and these companys haul a large portion of the food, water and other commoditys used in everyday life.

But if the trucking companys that are union strike I for one will not cross picket lines to pick up a load.

On another note fuel prices a re starting to go up.

Message on my computer today said diesel will go up .10 tonight at midnight not good.
 Quoting: grrttsgar


I guess the only stores that will have food will be Walmart. This definitely has potential to create some bigger problems. Food prices going up and gas too. People can't even handle running out of syrup at Denny's so you never know how people might react.

5a
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hope they do strike. Then people that NEED a job can take those...
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Most of the larger trucking company's are not union.

Such as Marten 3000 trucks Swift over 10,000 trucks
JB Hunt non union also KLLM, US Express, Central, Knight and Stevens all non union and it sucks for us pay is low hours are long and these companys haul a large portion of the food, water and other commoditys used in everyday life.

But if the trucking companys that are union strike I for one will not cross picket lines to pick up a load.

On another note fuel prices a re starting to go up.

Message on my computer today said diesel will go up .10 tonight at midnight not good.
 Quoting: grrttsgar


I guess the only stores that will have food will be Walmart. This definitely has potential to create some bigger problems. Food prices going up and gas too. People can't even handle running out of syrup at Denny's so you never know how people might react.

5a
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Walmart hauls alot of their own freight.

But truckers are truckers and if a national "shut down" days is instituted by the the unions then we have a problem because most truckers will honor it in support of the unions.

The main reason is our pay keeps going down more and more all the time.
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hope they do strike. Then people that NEED a job can take those...
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Can you drive a truck?

It not that easy of a job and once you learn the equipment prepare yourself for about 5 years thru the school of hard knocks before you "get it".
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hope they do strike. Then people that NEED a job can take those...
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Can you drive a truck?

It not that easy of a job and once you learn the equipment prepare yourself for about 5 years thru the school of hard knocks before you "get it".
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Yes I can
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Things are about to get real serious.

I am an independent voter but I think the Republicans really may have miscalculated this move and I wouldn't be surprised if it backfires on them.

I have seen plenty of political cartoons with greedy CEOs taking money from poor little teachers.

24/7 Media coverage especially with that prank call deal yesterday is not good for the Republicans on this issue.
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Things are about to get real serious.

I am an independent voter but I think the Republicans really may have miscalculated this move and I wouldn't be surprised if it backfires on them.

I have seen plenty of political cartoons with greedy CEOs taking money from poor little teachers.

24/7 Media coverage especially with that prank call deal yesterday is not good for the Republicans on this issue.
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The wanna fight the middle class...Bad mistake
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what will i do with out all the cheap shit from china????????
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Things are about to get real serious.

I am an independent voter but I think the Republicans really may have miscalculated this move and I wouldn't be surprised if it backfires on them.

I have seen plenty of political cartoons with greedy CEOs taking money from poor little teachers.

24/7 Media coverage especially with that prank call deal yesterday is not good for the Republicans on this issue.
 Quoting: The Chef


5a

Ya think?
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5a

Weird item. I was driving down I94 today and saw a truck with a container on it. The container in big letters said COSCO and up towards the front top section there were either CHINESE or JAPANESE lettering. I've never seen anything like this before. Just sayin.....
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Chef, dear, you need to do a bit more investigation! What is happening in Wisconsin IS NOT an attack on ALL unions! It has to do with the PUBLIC EMPLOYEES and the union which represents them. All he is telling them is that the State is BROKE, and all the prancing around, vitriol, and sign-waving is not going to change that fact.

Having been a member of a State union, I can tell you that they approach any negotiation in an antagonistic way, demanding this, that, and the other thing or they'll strike. That used to work, but now THERE IS NO MORE MONEY!! The Governor is merely asking them to provide a single-digit percentage contribution to their OWN health-care (which is now free) and to their OWN retirement funds. He is not trying to wipe them out; rather, he is trying to come up with a way that EVERYONE can keep their jobs! If they are UNWILLING to do the right thing to keep ALL of their colleagues working, then he will have no choice other than to lay off teachers.

What this really boils down to is that the UNION is worried that their billion-dollar gravy-train is now in danger of getting side-tracked. They see the writing on the wall, that if they "lose ground" in Wisconsin, they will be set to lose ground in the other 49 states which also, co-incidentally, are BROKE. So they are desperately whipping up their membership, creating chaos and turmoil so no one has the time or inclination to say "Wait a minute, maybe we need to take a fresh look at the role of unions in the modern world. Maybe we need to ask why, if these people are PUBLIC employees, are the taxpayers (their "employers" who are paying for their salaries and benefits) being put into the "pigeonhole" of the big, fat, greedy "boss" whenever there are contract negotiations?"
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hope they do strike. Then people that NEED a job can take those...
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 997890


Can you drive a truck?

It not that easy of a job and once you learn the equipment prepare yourself for about 5 years thru the school of hard knocks before you "get it".
 Quoting: grrttsgar


Yes I can
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Well good go get their jobs most people can not.
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The Teamsters are pieces of shit and don't give a shit about the drivers. Plenty of drivers out of work right now to take their place...believe me. And others will not risk a valuable job backing them up. I have never seen a Union do anything good for it's workers in my lifetime.
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what will i do with out all the cheap shit from china????????
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Stop having yard sales is a good start.
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So I was talking to a good friend that is president of a local union where I live. They are planning rallies around the country to support the Wisconsin workers. Unions around the country are getting ready to mobilize and are planning to strike if this trend continues around the U.S.

So this union president was telling me that there has been discussions with the Teamsters and that they may strike if it comes down to it because they see this legislation as all out assault on unions. The Teamsters of course control not all but a good part of the truckers around the country.

So could freight stop or slow down? Maybe. It could definitely slow down food and other goods around the country. Be interesting to see what happens. What say you?

 Quoting: The Chef


Considering all that is going on in the world right now to screw the economy more than it already is...
If the unions want to take responsibility for throwing the USA into a FULL BLOWN DEPRESSION...let them GO FOR IT!!!

...and they WILL see the political wrath of PRIVATE USA CITIZENS like you have NEVER IMAGINED OR SEEN BEFORE.


GO FOR IT UNIONS!!!! 5a

DO IT!!!!

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The president of the local told me these things so they are not my opinion only what they have been told or what they think might happen.

Since I am not a Teamster I have no idea if this will or could happen or not.

The union did offer concessions to the governor everything he asked except the collective bargaining rights. With all the other states following so quickly you have to believe it is a strategy from a higher level.
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The Teamsters are pieces of shit and don't give a shit about the drivers. Plenty of drivers out of work right now to take their place...believe me. And others will not risk a valuable job backing them up. I have never seen a Union do anything good for it's workers in my lifetime.
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5a

Bingo, I get it you are BLIND!
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The Teamsters are pieces of shit and don't give a shit about the drivers. Plenty of drivers out of work right now to take their place...believe me. And others will not risk a valuable job backing them up. I have never seen a Union do anything good for it's workers in my lifetime.
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5a

Bingo, I get it you are BLIND!
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TRUE + Their HIGHLY OVERPAID and CONSTANTLY BITCH ABOUT THEIR JOBS.
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The president of the local told me these things so they are not my opinion only what they have been told or what they think might happen.

Since I am not a Teamster I have no idea if this will or could happen or not.

The union did offer concessions to the governor everything he asked except the collective bargaining rights. With all the other states following so quickly you have to believe it is a strategy from a higher level.
 Quoting: The Chef


1) Why would Teamsters care anyway?1dunno1
They are not government employees.

2) The Collective Bargaining rights on pensions and bennies are the reason the local counties, municipalities and towns cannot cut back on their budgets. Their hands are tied by UNION CONTRACTS forced down on them by State rules.
In order to be able to adjust their budgeets as they need to locally....the COLLECTIVE BARGAINING RIGHTS must go.
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Thanks for the PIN!

Stock up on all your goodies now in case this spreads.

Jimmy Hoffa in Wisconsin

Right to work laws introduced to 13 states at the same time. Conspiracy against unions? Maybe.

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The president of the local told me these things so they are not my opinion only what they have been told or what they think might happen.

Since I am not a Teamster I have no idea if this will or could happen or not.

The union did offer concessions to the governor everything he asked except the collective bargaining rights. With all the other states following so quickly you have to believe it is a strategy from a higher level.
 Quoting: The Chef


5a

Of course it is! Look at who donates to the REPOS this is their payoff. Lower labor rates greater profits that's the name of the game. In my opinion anybody who works for a living and supports the REPOS is just plain stupid!
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5a

Oh noes a GENERAL STRIKE! This ought to be real interesting indeed.
 Quoting: ANNONYMOUS 1275893


the powers that be will never allow the entire economy to come to a screeching halt...

as T.O. says, get your popcorn ready, it should be a heck of a show!!!

i'm going fishing... LOL
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The president of the local told me these things so they are not my opinion only what they have been told or what they think might happen.

Since I am not a Teamster I have no idea if this will or could happen or not.

The union did offer concessions to the governor everything he asked except the collective bargaining rights. With all the other states following so quickly you have to believe it is a strategy from a higher level.
 Quoting: The Chef


1) Why would Teamsters care anyway?1dunno1
They are not government employees.

2) The Collective Bargaining rights on pensions and bennies are the reason the local counties, municipalities and towns cannot cut back on their budgets. Their hands are tied by UNION CONTRACTS forced down on them by State rules.
In order to be able to adjust their budgeets as they need to locally....the COLLECTIVE BARGAINING RIGHTS must go.
 Quoting: Burt Gummer


The video explains why they might care. They consider it a litmus test on workers rights so there you go.
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 Quoting: The Chef
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Let the Teamster Truckers and Freighters Strike. Ingratious motherfuckers!


If people die of Starvation
, it'll be on the Teamster's heads.
They'll be ensuring the DEATH-KNEEL of the fucking Unions!



May the Union cockbags ALL be Replaced by Non-Union
workers and join the 43 Million on Food Stamps.

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So I was talking to a good friend that is president of a local union where I live. They are planning rallies around the country to support the Wisconsin workers. Unions around the country are getting ready to mobilize and are planning to strike if this trend continues around the U.S.

So this union president was telling me that there has been discussions with the Teamsters and that they may strike if it comes down to it because they see this legislation as all out assault on unions. The Teamsters of course control not all but a good part of the truckers around the country.

So could freight stop or slow down? Maybe. It could definitely slow down food and other goods around the country. Be interesting to see what happens. What say you?
 Quoting: The Chef


Your friend is a CREEP who would blackmail the American PEOPLE.

Let him know WE are against him, and his thuggery.

The Wisconsin thing is about PUBLIC EMPLOYEES holding taxpayers hostage. That has NOTHING to do with Teamsters.

Tell him to grow a brain.
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There is a huge difference between private and public unions. Politicians promise the people's money. It's not their money and they will be out of office when the math don't work any more. The market place controls most unions to a certain degree. If non union shops compete better than union shops then unions will die off.

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