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Old 06-13-2012, 04:39 PM
 
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Not sure where their bargaining postition sits. Their goal appears to be a "New Deal" up and running again. Of course if they do this and the unemployed go and try and get these jobs will they be considered scabs? I think they should go on strike myself and try and collect money from the IAM's strike fund. lol

"The Union of Unemployed (UCubed) Activists is an Internet-centric “community service project” of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) — one of the country’s largest industrial trade unions. “Our objective is to pull together unemployed Americans in a way that allows them to connect, communicate and press their political leaders for policies that will get them back to work,” Rick Sloan, UCubed’s executive director and IAM communications director, told The Daily Caller.
According to the group’s website, jobless “Jobs Activists” assert their influence through coordinated communication with public officials."

Read more: Union aims to organize the unemployed | The Daily Caller
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Old 06-13-2012, 04:41 PM
 
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Sounds like another pay me since I don't want to work organization.

Just like that deadbeat who was one of the organizers of the OWS.
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Old 09-30-2012, 07:23 AM
 
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With the money that the IAM rips off from its members, they could solve the national dept. When I was a member of the IAM, we paid twice the hourly wage as dues only to watch union reps reap the rewards.
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Old 09-30-2012, 11:25 AM
 
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Could this actually be considered a union? Who are they going to negotiate with? What leverage do they have over ANY management?

If anything, they should be calling themselves a PAC or a lobbyist group. And if they're a lobbyist group full of people who don't work, where are they getting the money to bribe the officials?
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Old 09-30-2012, 11:51 AM
 
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Not sure where their bargaining postition sits.
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What leverage do they have over ANY management?
Exactly, this makes no sense. Will they demand on a raise on the salary they aren't collecting, under threat of refusing to do the work they don't have?
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