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(Washington Post)   Labor union protesting outside of a car dealership makes the critical error of underestimating a car dealer's lack of shame and eagerness for publicity   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 149
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2014-03-17 11:24:26 AM
I clicked, prepared to feel disgusted by the dealership's actions, then I LOL'd.
 
2014-03-17 11:27:06 AM
I'm waiting for the union that brings the ten-foot-tall inflatable rat to its protests to be greeted by a chamber-of-commerce group with a fifty-foot-tall inflatable cat.
 
2014-03-17 11:30:27 AM
OK, that's actually kind of witty.
 
2014-03-17 11:50:12 AM
I lol'd.
 
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2014-03-17 11:56:01 AM
The dealer is like the restaurants that turn a 'D' grade from the health inspection into the word 'DINNER'.
 
2014-03-17 11:58:52 AM
To the car dealer I say:

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2014-03-17 12:00:13 PM
I like unions, but that was clever.
 
2014-03-17 12:32:47 PM
Well played, Mr. Car Dealer.
 
2014-03-17 12:32:52 PM
I'm surprised labor unions are still legal in Kansas.
 
2014-03-17 12:34:30 PM

SecretAgentWoman: I clicked, prepared to feel disgusted by the dealership's actions, then I LOL'd.


This.
 
2014-03-17 12:35:13 PM

clancifer: I like unions, but that was clever.

 
2014-03-17 12:36:56 PM
Lack of shame subby?

That was just pure classic WIN on the dealership's part...
 
2014-03-17 12:36:57 PM
Win!
 
2014-03-17 12:37:10 PM
www.automizeit.com
 
2014-03-17 12:37:16 PM
img.fark.net

/i lol'd
 
2014-03-17 12:37:52 PM
What labor union covers workers at car dealerships? Is there a mechanic's union? Maybe the cleaning company is unionized?
 
2014-03-17 12:38:09 PM
I LOL'd.
 
2014-03-17 12:39:46 PM
This was ripped off from Publix, the Tomato pickers in south florida demand 1 cent raise on every tomato picked, they put a "Shame on Publix" sign in which someone put up a sign saying "For having lower prices than Winn-Dixie or Walmart!".
 
2014-03-17 12:40:59 PM

mbillips: What labor union covers workers at car dealerships? Is there a mechanic's union? Maybe the cleaning company is unionized?


Looks like the building in the back is being built or remodeled. I'm guessing they used a non union contractor to do the work.
 
2014-03-17 12:41:24 PM
That is a thing of beauty.
 
2014-03-17 12:41:38 PM

Gulper Eel: I'm waiting for the union that brings the ten-foot-tall inflatable rat to its protests to be greeted by a chamber-of-commerce group with a fifty-foot-tall inflatable cat.


Isn't that like a NYC only thing or do they use similar rats elsewhere?
 
2014-03-17 12:42:17 PM
cf.chucklesnetwork.com
 
2014-03-17 12:42:28 PM
Saw one of those type signs/groups at a local store. Apparnetly a unionized contractor won a remodelling job for a buisness.  Apparently they were outraged for being removed from the project for merely falling behind, doing poor work, then trying to charge more than the agreed price.  Oh yes, the shame.
 
2014-03-17 12:44:45 PM

Misconduc: This was ripped off from Publix, the Tomato pickers in south florida demand 1 cent raise on every tomato picked, they put a "Shame on Publix" sign in which someone put up a sign saying "For having lower prices than Winn-Dixie or Walmart!".


A cent?! Who the hell do they think they are? I hope the Job Creators had them all deported to Chad.
 
2014-03-17 12:45:11 PM

ifky: mbillips: What labor union covers workers at car dealerships? Is there a mechanic's union? Maybe the cleaning company is unionized?

Looks like the building in the back is being built or remodeled. I'm guessing they used a non union contractor to do the work.


What an incredible travesty, someone actually hiring whoever they want to do perform work instead of going through a specific organization, like they live in a free country or something.

(there's a reason everyone hates unions now)
 
2014-03-17 12:46:53 PM
That was humorous.
 
2014-03-17 12:50:50 PM

That Guy Jeff: ifky: mbillips: What labor union covers workers at car dealerships? Is there a mechanic's union? Maybe the cleaning company is unionized?

Looks like the building in the back is being built or remodeled. I'm guessing they used a non union contractor to do the work.

What an incredible travesty, someone actually hiring whoever they want to do perform work instead of going through a specific organization, like they live in a free country or something.

(there's a reason everyone hates unions now)


Sure you have to take the bad with the good, but do you honestly think that life would be better if the unions hadn't existed?
 
2014-03-17 12:50:59 PM
Marketing win.
 
2014-03-17 12:52:14 PM
Heh, that's awesome.   Like how they matched up the font and colors.
 
2014-03-17 12:53:31 PM

mbillips: What labor union covers workers at car dealerships? Is there a mechanic's union? Maybe the cleaning company is unionized?


That's what I was thinking. If its the autoworkers union then they should leave the dealer alone.

If it is due to using non union work on the construction then these people need to screw off. He can hire whomever he wants.
 
2014-03-17 12:53:34 PM

clancifer: I like unions, but that was clever.


Same here.

I like unions, and I think we really need more of them, but at the same time I can both appreciate wit and recognize that unions are made of people too, and they're not always right. But they are something we need more of as a check on the currently nearly unchecked power of business.

So you win this round, Mr. Car Dealership Owner.

I wonder what the reason is that the union is pissed over?
 
2014-03-17 12:53:35 PM

incrdbil: Saw one of those type signs/groups at a local store. Apparnetly a unionized contractor won a remodelling job for a buisness.  Apparently they were outraged for being removed from the project for merely falling behind, doing poor work, then trying to charge more than the agreed price.  Oh yes, the shame.


I'd say the union might have some interesting questions for their employer in that circumstance.
 
2014-03-17 12:54:50 PM
*clap clap clap*
Brilliant.
 
2014-03-17 12:56:54 PM

That Guy Jeff: ifky: mbillips: What labor union covers workers at car dealerships? Is there a mechanic's union? Maybe the cleaning company is unionized?

Looks like the building in the back is being built or remodeled. I'm guessing they used a non union contractor to do the work.

What an incredible travesty, someone actually hiring whoever they want to do perform work instead of going through a specific organization, like they live in a free country or something.

(there's a reason everyone hates unions now)


Scab!

/Only thing I hate about unions is that they don't have open membership. In states with closed shops, you have to know a guy to get a union card, and without a union card you can't get hired in a closed shop. Union membership should be automatic, not a prerequisite.
//A lot of unions are more concerned with preserving their members' high pay than expanding. I worked in newspapers for 10 years, and never heard of a single Newspaper Guild attempt at organizing a paper that wasn't already organized.
///The only way for workers to get anything close to a fair shake from jerb creators is to organize. There's just too much power on the employer's side for it to be a fair contract otherwise.
 
2014-03-17 12:56:57 PM
We're blowing away high prices!
 
2014-03-17 12:57:20 PM
Good!  Crooked unions can't even be bothered to hold those "SHAME ON" signs.  Always manned by hired hands who couldn't look less bored....
 
2014-03-17 12:57:41 PM
Youse guys gotta nice-a dealership dere. Be-a shame if sumthin' bad wuzta happin to it. Catchin my drift Mr. Dealer?
 
2014-03-17 01:01:54 PM
Bashing unions is all the rage these days - and the low-minded, shiat-tier coward mentality always goes along with the crowd - it's a way for the weak, scared, and insecure to feel strong for a few fleeting seconds.
 
2014-03-17 01:02:22 PM

macadamnut: I'm surprised labor unions are still legal in Kansas.


Labor unions are allowed in all 50 states. You should be more surprised by your own ignorance.
 
2014-03-17 01:03:07 PM
The labor union is mad because a small portion of the remodel (drywall) was done by non-union guys.  Dealership came back and said they hired the lowest bidder for that portion of the job.  Piss on the union for complaining about it.  Really funny part is they hired temps to picket the place.
 
2014-03-17 01:04:44 PM
Unions aren't ever the problem. The problem, and this is pretty much a 100% of the time given, is people. People have ruined every single thing they've ever touched. And yet you keep reproducing like bacteria.
 
2014-03-17 01:05:37 PM

Orgasmatron138: That Guy Jeff: ifky: mbillips: What labor union covers workers at car dealerships? Is there a mechanic's union? Maybe the cleaning company is unionized?

Looks like the building in the back is being built or remodeled. I'm guessing they used a non union contractor to do the work.

What an incredible travesty, someone actually hiring whoever they want to do perform work instead of going through a specific organization, like they live in a free country or something.

(there's a reason everyone hates unions now)

Sure you have to take the bad with the good, but do you honestly think that life would be better if the unions hadn't existed?


Hadn't existed? No, they served a good role. Past tense. Currently they are a mockery of their former selves, and things like "mandatory union membership" are travesty. Just another layer of bureaucratic parasites, like a home owner's association for your job.
 
2014-03-17 01:05:38 PM

jso2897: Bashing unions is all the rage these days - and the low-minded, shiat-tier coward mentality always goes along with the crowd - it's a way for the weak, scared, and insecure to feel strong for a few fleeting seconds


MyRandomName: Labor unions are allowed in all 50 states. You should be more surprised by your own ignorance


I see the union members are all finally getting out of bed.  Or is St. Patty's day some sort of union holiday?  You go work the line after you get three sheets to the wind?

Just curious.
 
2014-03-17 01:06:02 PM

Orgasmatron138: That Guy Jeff: ifky: mbillips: What labor union covers workers at car dealerships? Is there a mechanic's union? Maybe the cleaning company is unionized?

Looks like the building in the back is being built or remodeled. I'm guessing they used a non union contractor to do the work.

What an incredible travesty, someone actually hiring whoever they want to do perform work instead of going through a specific organization, like they live in a free country or something.

(there's a reason everyone hates unions now)

Sure you have to take the bad with the good, but do you honestly think that life would be better if the unions hadn't existed?


I don't think anyone is arguing that.  However, there comes a point in each industry where a union can definitely wear out its welcome, and become a detriment.  While not the sole cause of its problems, they certainly have added to the difficulties in American automating, and why the hell is it so impossible to get a teacher/fireman/policeman fired for blatant (sometimes repetitive) misconduct?  Some unions are next to powerless.  Not sure how it is in other states, but in NY, union employees working at nursing/retirement/hospice facilities really don't make a lot of money at all.
 
2014-03-17 01:08:22 PM
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"You can't treat the working man this way. One day we'll form a union, and get the fair and equitable treatment we deserve! Then we'll go too far, and get corrupt and shiftless...and the Japanese will eat us alive!"
 
2014-03-17 01:08:53 PM

AngryDragon: jso2897: Bashing unions is all the rage these days - and the low-minded, shiat-tier coward mentality always goes along with the crowd - it's a way for the weak, scared, and insecure to feel strong for a few fleeting seconds

MyRandomName: Labor unions are allowed in all 50 states. You should be more surprised by your own ignorance

I see the union members are all finally getting out of bed.  Or is St. Patty's day some sort of union holiday?  You go work the line after you get three sheets to the wind?

Just curious.


Never belonged to one in my life - but I know what they did for working people, and have enough self-respect to appreciate it. Unlike the go-along-with-the-crowd loudmouths.
But then, you knew that when you posted.
 
2014-03-17 01:09:30 PM

mongbiohazard: currently nearly unchecked power of business


There are several local, state and federal agencies publishing thousands of pages of regulations that disagree with you.
 
2014-03-17 01:10:36 PM
That's too f*cking high!

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2014-03-17 01:10:51 PM
You may note than the punks have only snot and ad hominem arguments - all these soft-assed farkers live off what unions have won for them, and then spit on them. How quickly the soft, spoiled middle class forget where they came from.
 
2014-03-17 01:11:30 PM

jso2897: Bashing unions is all the rage these days - and the low-minded, shiat-tier coward mentality always goes along with the crowd - it's a way for the weak, scared, and insecure to feel strong for a few fleeting seconds.


It took you a few fleeting seconds to type that, didn't it?  Now do you feel strong?
 
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