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Old 02-14-2014, 10:28 PM
 
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Tennessee Senator Bob Corker told the workers Volkwagen would receive no more state "incentives" if the workers unionized. It's pure extortion but what were they supposed to do?
They believed that?

Lol...incredible. GM in Spring Hill gets all the incentives they want, and they're a union plant.

Wow. DUUUUUUUUUUUUH!

 
Old 02-14-2014, 10:31 PM
 
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I wonder if German unions have the same ties with rather unsavory types, such as the Mob, as many of our unions do here in the US.

I suspect German auto unions aren't quite as adversarial as the UAW.
 
Old 02-14-2014, 10:33 PM
 
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I wonder if German unions have the same ties with rather unsavory types, such as the Mob, as many of our unions do here in the US.

I suspect German auto unions aren't quite as adversarial as the UAW.
LOL The mob hasn't been around for quite sometime now. Keep living in the past though
 
Old 02-14-2014, 10:35 PM
 
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I wonder if German unions have the same ties with rather unsavory types, such as the Mob, as many of our unions do here in the US.

I suspect German auto unions aren't quite as adversarial as the UAW.
You'd suspect wrong.

They can be EXTREMELY adversarial if they smell any subterfuge. And when German unions go militant, it ain't a game.

Generally though, they have labor peace. That's because Germans...employees and employers actually have a brain in their heads unlike their U.S. counterparts.

BTW...Hoffa died many moons ago dude. Let it go.
 
Old 02-14-2014, 10:41 PM
 
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LOL The mob hasn't been around for quite sometime now. Keep living in the past though
Seriously? What, they all disappeared?

Not here in NJ. Or NY. Get with the present.

You're not Italian-American, are you? If so, no offense intended

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Old 02-14-2014, 10:43 PM
 
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You'd suspect wrong.

They can be EXTREMELY adversarial if they smell any subterfuge. And when German unions go militant, it ain't a game.

Generally though, they have labor peace. That's because Germans...employees and employers actually have a brain in their heads unlike their U.S. counterparts.

BTW...Hoffa died many moons ago dude. Let it go.
Yes, I know Hoffa died. Some say he's holding up the goal posts in Giants Stadium. Tony Pro or his heirs might know.
 
Old 02-14-2014, 10:44 PM
 
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Seriously? What, they all disapperred?

Not here in NJ. Or NY. Get with the present.
Ok please tell me about the mob in NJ or NY these days lol Sorry don't believe you. And yeah, the mob is pretty much non existence now. Unless, you know something I don't know.
 
Old 02-14-2014, 10:45 PM
 
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Seriously? What, they all disappeared?

Not here in NJ. Or NY. Get with the present.

You're not Italian-American, are you? If so, no offense intended
If you've gotta be an Italian American just to know the mob exists, then the mob is pretty feckless.

Truth be told, no one fears the Italian Mafia anymore. They've got some very muscular competition that they didn't have back in the day.

The Russians, blacks, and Latin crews don't respect them and have little to no fear of them anymore.
 
Old 02-14-2014, 10:51 PM
 
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Unions have their place. However their power can, very easily, become abusive to both management and labor.
 
Old 02-14-2014, 10:54 PM
 
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Unions have their place. However their power can, very easily, become abusive to both management and labor.


Doesn't that describe any boss? Of course it does.
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