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Old 07-03-2009, 09:11 PM
 
Location: Five Points
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screw unions. They have really helped the american big three. I am so glad that we are one of the least unionized states in the US. If we were not, then we would not have had most of the business development success that we have had over the last 50 years. I hope to hell that we do not ever become a pro union state.
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Old 07-04-2009, 06:59 AM
eek
 
Location: Queens, NY
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because in a state full of GROWN ppl making 20,000-30,000 a year, everyone is content, right?
lol. some things will never change.
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Old 07-09-2009, 03:30 PM
 
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because in a state full of GROWN ppl making 20,000-30,000 a year, everyone is content, right?
lol. some things will never change.
eek, I'm totally with you about getting more Unions here in NC! First of all, I can talk from experience on how Unions take care of their workers. My dad retired from a trucking company that had a Union right before Christmas in '02, and he got a nice Union pension, plus he is able to get Social Security on top of that. My dad is so well off, he doesn't ever have to work again for the rest of his life, unless he really wants to get out of the house. A lot of retired people are living on fixed incomes and have to take on a part-time job just to make ends meet. Now you tell me if having more Unions are not worth it? It's about time that we get more Unions in Nort Carolina that will stand up for more employee rights, and put and end to that ridiculous right-to-work or at-will employee law crap, period! And for a lot of people that say that Unions run a lot of companies out of business, I think it's nonsense. First of all, If Unions are the reason for companies going out of business, resulting in high unemployment rates in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, etc., then what's North Carolina's excuse? There isn't a large union presence in North Carolina, and our unemployment rate is as high as those places, so that proves my theory right, it seems.
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Old 07-09-2009, 03:34 PM
 
Location: I currently exist only in a state of mind. one too complex for geographic location.
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slow change.
lack of unions.
low wages.

either of the three.

*bonus*
lack of sidewalks.
I don't know what slow change is. is that a song? as for unions, are you talking about the same unions that have people flocking to michigan?
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Old 07-09-2009, 07:11 PM
 
Location: Detroit
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If it were not for the unions, there wouldn't be a middle class.
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Old 07-10-2009, 07:49 AM
 
Location: State of Being
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If it were not for the unions, there wouldn't be a middle class.
You have to be kidding, right?

But it doesn't matter at this point in time. Our present federal administration is gonna see to it that the middle class is destroyed - unions or no unions.

The fact that NC is not union dominated is one of the positives about NC, imho.
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Old 07-10-2009, 08:33 AM
 
Location: Five Points
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You have to be kidding, right?

But it doesn't matter at this point in time. Our present federal administration is gonna see to it that the middle class is destroyed - unions or no unions.

The fact that NC is not union dominated is one of the positives about NC, imho.
You are so right Ani. Just ask our business development folks if being heavily unionized would help or hurt us. We are one of the lowest unionized states in the US. And we have had some of the most rapid growth in business and population since 1960. Unions would be one more step towards making NC gross and tacky like much of Yankeeland is. I hate unions. They are the opposite of Robinhood.
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Old 07-10-2009, 11:27 AM
 
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You are so right Ani. Just ask our business development folks if being heavily unionized would help or hurt us. We are one of the lowest unionized states in the US. And we have had some of the most rapid growth in business and population since 1960. Unions would be one more step towards making NC gross and tacky like much of Yankeeland is. I hate unions. They are the opposite of Robinhood.
Is Yankeeland the same as Disneyland? Sorry, I needed a big laugh today!
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Old 07-10-2009, 01:46 PM
 
Location: Detroit
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Originally Posted by anifani821
You have to be kidding, right? Maybe I should have phrased it: If it wasn't for the unions in the first place(from years ago, up til present time) there would be no middle class. Unions have been around for many years. Not all people in the North love the unions. Some of us despise them as well.

But it doesn't matter at this point in time. Our present federal administration is gonna see to it that the middle class is destroyed - unions or no unions. I see we agree on this.

The fact that NC is not union dominated is one of the positives about NC, imho. You're entitled to your own opinion. I for one, have ever been in a union.



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You are so right Ani. Just ask our business development folks if being heavily unionized would help or hurt us. We are one of the lowest unionized states in the US. And we have had some of the most rapid growth in business and population since 1960. You'd better cross your fingers that it stays that way. Unions would be one more step towards making NC gross and tacky like much of Yankeeland is You obviously have not been to very many places in the North, or else you would realize how stupid that statement is..
I hate unions. They are the opposite of Robinhood.
I have worked in many different jobs in my life and have seen first hand how some of these non-union jobs have been ripped out from underneath people. Had many corporate contract positions also and what the hell goes on there would **** you off.

Unions protect this kind of treatment. Please don't give the "people in unions are lazy and can do anything and not get fired" attitude. That's hogwash. If you are a bad employee that happens to be in a union, they will get rid of you, believe me.

Please do some research before posting next time.
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Old 07-10-2009, 09:11 PM
 
Location: Detroit
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I don't know what slow change is. is that a song? as for unions, are you talking about the same unions that have people flocking to michigan?
I'll take Michigan any day over the South. If Michigan is any indication on how some of the Southern states are going to be soon, then good luck. You are going to need it. We know how to tough out a bad storm. We are used to many recessions. Michigan has been in a recession for 10 years. Us Northerners are thick-skinned.

I don't care if I was the last person standing up here, there is no way you'd get me to move down there. Maybe Canada or Europe, but sure as heck not down South.

No offense, just not my cup of tea.
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