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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
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2014-03-17 01:08:22 PM  
7 votes:
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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 12:42:17 PM  
3 votes:
cf.chucklesnetwork.com
2014-03-17 01:40:38 PM  
2 votes:

jso2897: 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.


Kind of sounds like you're describing the modern Union member.
2014-03-17 01:11:30 PM  
2 votes:

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?
2014-03-17 01:05:38 PM  
2 votes:

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 11:58:52 AM  
2 votes:
To the car dealer I say:

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2014-03-17 11:27:06 AM  
2 votes:
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 11:24:26 AM  
2 votes:
I clicked, prepared to feel disgusted by the dealership's actions, then I LOL'd.
2014-03-18 02:29:04 PM  
1 vote:

l3yteme: It seems like I see those "Shame On ___" signs at least once a day when I go out. Are there really that many union protests going around? Even a church had one although I have no idea why. Somehow I think the only ones coming out ahead are the sign makers.


Probably had some remodeling going on at the church. I think there's a good reason why those signs don't have any real information.

A good friend of mine worked for Chrysler for a number of years. He described union dues as a tax he paid to prevent his car from being keyed.
2014-03-17 02:55:17 PM  
1 vote:

ReverendJynxed: Some men are born marketing geniuses...

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Tell you what:  if nobody comes down and buys a car from me in the next fifteen minutes, I'm gonna club this baby seal!!!
2014-03-17 02:54:24 PM  
1 vote:
Some men are born marketing geniuses...

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2014-03-17 02:48:37 PM  
1 vote:

Satanic_Hamster: Heh, that's awesome.   Like how they matched up the font and colors.


The sign maker's union got to use up the leftover material and make money on another sale.  Double win.
2014-03-17 02:10:44 PM  
1 vote:

mbillips: 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.


This. When I was having my house redone, I made sure to hire a non-union shop even though it was a little more expensive just as a fark-you to their closed-shop cronyism.
2014-03-17 02:04:31 PM  
1 vote:
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BGates: 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.


Were the paid picketers recieving union bebefits? Should the paid protesters form a union, and that union then protests other unions that dont give them proper benefits when they protest for them?
2014-03-17 01:57:23 PM  
1 vote:

FilmBELOH20: I think calling drywall hangers "carpenter craftsmen" is a bit of a stretch.  I watched some guys redo my living room, then when it came time to redo my kitchen, I bought the tools and did it myself - including replacing parts of the ceiling, doing all of the taping, mudding and texture.  This included filling in a doorway, placing recessed lights where none had existed, and a bunch of other finish work.  I'm now redoing my basement by myself as well.  As long as contractors are following IBC to the letter, it shouldn't matter whether a company or an individual uses union or non-union labor.  Maybe in the case with plumbers and electricians - but it doesn't take a ton of skill to do the rest of the things involved with building - especially interior work.

/video nerd with no education involving carpentry
//oh, and non-union video nerd at that


Scab.
2014-03-17 01:46:45 PM  
1 vote:

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.


There's gotta be a niche business idea in there. I can smell it.
2014-03-17 01:36:25 PM  
1 vote:
The UAW in Detroit unionized all of the car dealership employees and in a unique union approach to productivity mandated that no car dealer could be open on weekends.  Every so often a car dealership would try and dispute that and the union would drop by and bust 20 or so windshields.  If the dealer didn't take the hint then they'd Molotov cocktail the whole lot.  It was kind of convenient for the dealer because any time they were going under they'd have big ad campaigns saying how they were opening on weekends, sell all the cars they could and the rest the UAW and their insurance company took care of.
2014-03-17 01:35:45 PM  
1 vote:

jso2897: 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.


I agree. Resorting to ad hominem right off the bat really speaks to how shiatty a person someone is.

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.


A perfect example.
2014-03-17 01:26:10 PM  
1 vote:

The_Original_Roxtar: found a flyer with the union's beef spelled out on it
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so yeah... they hired a non-union carpenter and the union got all pissy that they weren't getting their cut.


The dealership should have a bonfire with the flyers.  Print a bunch up and get a couple grilles and cook hot dogs and hamburgers for customers.  It'll be fun...
2014-03-17 01:19:18 PM  
1 vote:

jso2897: 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.


Nicely done.  You'll get a lot of bites.
2014-03-17 01:18:36 PM  
1 vote:
That was pretty funny. Glad to see everyone can have a laugh at that (besides jso2897, who seems to be suffering from acute butthurt)
2014-03-17 01:10:36 PM  
1 vote:
That's too f*cking high!

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2014-03-17 01:04:44 PM  
1 vote:
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 12:57:41 PM  
1 vote:
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 12:46:53 PM  
1 vote:
That was humorous.
2014-03-17 12:44:45 PM  
1 vote:

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 12:37:16 PM  
1 vote:
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/i lol'd
2014-03-17 12:37:10 PM  
1 vote:
www.automizeit.com
2014-03-17 12:00:13 PM  
1 vote:
I like unions, but that was clever.
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2014-03-17 11:56:01 AM  
1 vote:
The dealer is like the restaurants that turn a 'D' grade from the health inspection into the word 'DINNER'.
 
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