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(Al Jazeera)   Boeing takes in $100 billion in new orders at the Dubai airshow. With a delivery date of 2020, that should give Boeing machinists a chance to go on strike three, maybe four times   (aljazeera.com) divider line 33
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2013-11-18 10:19:57 AM  
Al Jazeera? really? really?
 
2013-11-18 10:24:58 AM  

H31N0US: Al Jazeera? really? really?


Yes, really. AJE has good reporting.
 
2013-11-18 10:25:01 AM  

H31N0US: Al Jazeera? really? really?


What's wrong with it?
 
2013-11-18 10:25:30 AM  

H31N0US: Al Jazeera? really? really?


Yeah, they're just ordering those planes so they can fly them into our skyscrapers.
 
2013-11-18 10:27:43 AM  
Well, there's always South Carolina...a little leverage to keep the Unions from going all UAW.

The good thing here is $100bn flowing from the Middle East to the US. Now, if we could just get China to put in a $1tn order...
 
2013-11-18 10:29:52 AM  
 
2013-11-18 10:32:12 AM  
Is the guy on the left wearing a bra?
 
2013-11-18 10:33:53 AM  

H31N0US: Al Jazeera? really? really?


I thought that post looked familiar.

People that watch Al Jazeera follow a warrior code, something you probably wouldn't understand.
 
2013-11-18 10:34:48 AM  

barry996: Is the guy on the left wearing a bra?


That's a bro.  And a silk one, judging by the amount of nipple sticking through.

/so sexy
 
2013-11-18 10:34:52 AM  

H31N0US: Ok I'll come clean

http://www.fark.com/comments/8022479/Facebook-becoming-so-yesterday- fo r-young-people-to-share-their-photos-because-of-old-people-like-your-m om


Ah.. yeah.. that thread didn't even make 10 comments, let alone become a meme.
I've seen modified wooden toilet roll holders, and that sir is no modified wooden toilet roll holder.
 
2013-11-18 10:37:16 AM  

The Bestest: that thread didn't even make 10 comments, let alone become a meme.


IT'S A MEME TO ME DAMMIT
 
2013-11-18 10:40:54 AM  

H31N0US: The Bestest: that thread didn't even make 10 comments, let alone become a meme.

IT'S A MEME TO ME DAMMIT


You tried.  That's what's important.
 
2013-11-18 10:45:00 AM  

Marcus Aurelius: H31N0US: The Bestest: that thread didn't even make 10 comments, let alone become a meme.

IT'S A MEME TO ME DAMMIT

You tried.  That's what's important.


And you failed. That's more important.
 
2013-11-18 10:53:31 AM  
Look at the ruler on the left. You can see a bra underneath his shirt fabric haha.
 
2013-11-18 11:09:54 AM  

barry996: Is the guy on the left wearing a bra?


Mixolydian Master: Look at the ruler on the left. You can see a bra underneath his shirt fabric haha.


www.aljazeera.com
 
2013-11-18 11:12:41 AM  

H31N0US: The Bestest: that thread didn't even make 10 comments, let alone become a meme.

IT'S A MEME TO ME DAMMIT


If it's any consolation, I love running gags.
 
2013-11-18 12:02:32 PM  

Mixolydian Master: Look at the ruler on the left. You can see a bra underneath his shirt fabric haha.


You're the second poster to have closely examined the man on the left to the point of undressing him mentally.

NTTAWWT.
 
2013-11-18 12:20:00 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: Mixolydian Master: Look at the ruler on the left. You can see a bra underneath his shirt fabric haha.

You're the second poster to have closely examined the man on the left to the point of undressing him mentally.

NTTAWWT.


I think he's a secrit Mormon, wearing his magic underwhere.
 
2013-11-18 12:28:33 PM  
This movie is getting more relevant every day.

www.moviegoods.com
 
2013-11-18 01:24:54 PM  
Don't worry Subby, some asshole GOP politician in Washington State is bringing about the 'right for the boss to fire your ass for no reason' rule. which means less skilled Boeing workers in the Confederate States are going to be building planes. Any extra parts left over means that the plane was built quicker and almost on time.

/Next Boeing Strike in Washington State can be in 2016 at the earliest.
 
2013-11-18 02:17:59 PM  
Al Jarreau should report for Al Jazeera.
 
2013-11-18 02:30:44 PM  
This definitively proves unions have destroyed Boeing....
 
2013-11-18 02:48:25 PM  

Mixolydian Master: Look at the ruler on the left. You can see a bra underneath his shirt fabric haha.


It's called a bro.

i3.squidoocdn.com
 
2013-11-18 02:51:22 PM  

sheep snorter: Don't worry Subby, some asshole GOP politician in Washington State is bringing about the 'right for the boss to fire your ass for no reason' rule. which means less skilled Boeing workers in the Confederate States are going to be building planes. Any extra parts left over means that the plane was built quicker and almost on time.

/Next Boeing Strike in Washington State can be in 2016 at the earliest.


And the IAM rejected Boeing's latest offer to build the 777X in Seattle.  Maybe they should farm out the parts all over the world since that worked so well for the Dreamliner
 
2013-11-18 03:28:30 PM  

sheep snorter: 'right for the boss to fire your ass for no reason' rule


Most of us call that "having a job". Did you know you can also leave your job for no reason?
 
2013-11-18 04:32:32 PM  

sheep snorter: Don't worry Subby, some asshole GOP politician in Washington State is bringing about the 'right for the boss to fire your ass for no reason' rule. which means less skilled Boeing workers in the Confederate States are going to be building planes. Any extra parts left over means that the plane was built quicker and almost on time.

/Next Boeing Strike in Washington State can be in 2016 at the earliest.


shop steward?

assets.vice.com
 
2013-11-18 05:10:52 PM  
Airbus? more like scarebus
 
2013-11-18 05:40:07 PM  

sheep snorter: Don't worry Subby, some asshole GOP politician in Washington State is bringing about the 'right for the boss to fire your ass for no reason' rule. which means less skilled Boeing workers in the Confederate States are going to be building planes. Any extra parts left over means that the plane was built quicker and almost on time.

/Next Boeing Strike in Washington State can be in 2016 at the earliest.


And you sound like you're looking forward to it. IAM, for sure.
 
2013-11-18 06:31:32 PM  

sheep snorter: Don't worry Subby, some asshole GOP politician in Washington State is bringing about the 'right for the boss to fire your ass for no reason' rule. which means less skilled Boeing workers in the Confederate States are going to be building planes. Any extra parts left over means that the plane was built quicker and almost on time.


Such a politician can try.  It will most likely fail.

What would be a more plausible scenario is having the state break into two, with the State of Lincoln forming east of the Cascades.  Lincoln becomes a right to work state and Boeing moves its manufacturing to Moses Lake.  It would be close enough to Everett and Renton to tempt workers on the other side of the mountain over.  It would be a total screw-over to Olympia and the unions.


relaxitsjustme: And the IAM rejected Boeing's latest offer to build the 777X in Seattle. Maybe they should farm out the parts all over the world since that worked so well for the Dreamliner


I'm not surprised that they rejected it.  Boeing's offer replaced the existing pension plan with a 401K contribution plan, as well as limiting merit raises to 1% (on top of cost of living).  The merit raise issue was supposedly the deal killer.

As for the Dreamliner snafu, I don't really see the McDonald-Douglas guys really being a lessons-learned kind of folk.  They'll relocate and outsource as much as they can to kill the IAM.  It'll probably take the SPEEA folks with 'em, though.  But even the engineering side is a shell of its former self.  They've gone through several rounds of fire the expensive old white guy with 20+ yrs experience and replace him with 2 newbies fresh off the boat.
 
2013-11-18 10:32:12 PM  

Brakefornobody: /Next Boeing Strike in Washington State can be in 2016 at the earliest.

And you sound like you're looking forward to it. IAM, for sure.


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/Not a fan of the IAM, they always seem to keep shooting themselves in the foot
 
2013-11-18 11:02:37 PM  
The CEOs retirement package pays him $244,000 a month so they don't have a lot of room for worker pensions
 
2013-11-19 03:49:35 AM  

YixilTesiphon: sheep snorter: 'right for the boss to fire your ass for no reason' rule

Most of us call that "having a job". Did you know you can also leave your job for no reason?


When someone accepts a position somewhere they generally make long term financial plans based on the situation. How is it beneficial to society to introduce instability into that on a "just because" basis? Taking on employees should be a commitment. The employer expects complete commitment from the employee. The local Walmart for example has a sign saying that applicants must be available 24/7 and not have any schedule conflicts such as another job or classes that prevent moving from one shift to another. Other companies make you sign paperwork giving them rights to all intellectual property regardless of whether it was developed on company time or not.

100% commitment from employees but not from employers. That is what "having a job" means to you. The fact that people put up with it is pathetic.

I have not had a "job" in years, for full disclosure. I work but on my terms and always under contract specifying how each party may terminate the association without penalty. Any other circumstance or reason and the terminating party has to pay a penalty. That way both parties can make plans regarding the future. My contracts happen to be individual rather than collective but the point remains the same.

Permitting the likelihood of financial instability to intrude upon one's domestic affairs is simply irresponsible, in my eyes, but it has been normalized by idiot MBAs who believe labor to be fungible and convinced many others that it is desirable for it to be so. Many retired professionals (chemists, engineers, etc) I've talked to say that American business exceptionalism died in the 70's due to that change and it led directly to the union discontent of that decade and resulting economic dislocations.
 
2013-11-19 01:45:47 PM  

BolloxReader: I work but on my terms and always under contract specifying how each party may terminate the association without penalty.


So do I. It's "at will employment". I can leave any time I want, and so can they. And yes, I've made long-term plans. Making plans doesn't mean others are obligated to make them work. I didn't plan for my daughter to be in farking NICU right now, but it's my responsibility to figure out how to deal with it. (She'll be fine, probably.)
 
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