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and beyond, wink, wink, Tesla!

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...๐˜ค๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ฑ๐˜ด ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ธ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฌ ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ด ๐˜ธ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜จ๐˜ณ๐˜ถ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฃ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฐ๐˜ด๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ฃ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜บ ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜ด ๐˜ข๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต...

Wait...WHAT????

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I have to think if PAB manages to worm his way back into the WH, union actions and successes like these will be stopped and even perhaps reversed. It's a big deal to have someone who backs unions in the WH.

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Huge. Under the last guy the NLRB was openly hostile to unions, and the dept of labor focused on trying to help bust unions.

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Volkswagen corporate in Wolfsburg WANTS the union; it's how they operate back in the Fatherland, with Union reps on the board of directors.

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At the Chattanooga plant, it was state and local politicians that threatened to revoke tax breaks if Volkswagen "allowed" the union in. Then US senator Corker illegally interfered in the process as well. But yes, initially Volkswagen wanted the union. Now I'm not so sure.

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Solidarity forever.

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founding

Even as late as last Sunday George Russell decided not to shoot the unionists. What is even happening!?

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OT: [giggles] paul went to be uncharacteristically early for him on a night off from his duty schedule and has arisen from his nocturnal repose at a similarly unusually early hour. I can't help but wonder if after all of the times I've mentioned how much of the clever snark and brilliant banter exchanged here in what is our early AM here in the Pacific timezone that he's been snoozing through he's decided to get up and find out what he's been missing.

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The encroachment of "right to work" in the many states with auto manufacturing/assembly plants is not coincidence. Interesting to me is Subaru is not on the list while having an assembly plant in Indiana.

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They're waiting for an endorsement from Lucy Lawless.

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I'm getting the impression that Shawn Fain don't play.

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Labor history is replete with the onerous outcomes experienced by those who crossed already justifiably indignant Irish laborers/dock workers/fishermen/mill workers/etc.

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My father is a great big Irish gentleman. In his prime, he could thump you.

I'm not suggesting Mr. Fain do that, but I'd worry, if I were a manager at the big companies.

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Yeah, but could he thump Senator Markwayne Mullins? /s

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Let's just say that intellectually and within the framework of unionization that Sean Fain is MORE than capable of thumping the FUCK out of these greedy dicks.

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Sean O'Brien says me neither.

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Ah, yes. The return of days of yore in the labor movement. Can Pinkertons be far behind?

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It'll be PMCs masquerading as private security contractors this time.

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Question: What are the car companies that have *good* records of how they treat employees?

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Well, I suppose that first we have to determine the specific parameters of what constitutes a "good" record. Then we may make the necessary comparisons.

Somehow even with considerable deference given to 'Murican car manufacturers I still don't believe they're going to quite pass muster in that context.

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< Final Jeopardy music plays >

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Do dee dooot

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What we need here is Sally Field holding up a sign that reads UNION

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Norma Rae's victory only lasted a few years until the mills all moved overseas.

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Thank you for this warning, Ms. Robyn.

I was hoping to get a car in the next few years, so I can do some traveling.

Not going to buy a car from any of these companies.

Not until they wise up.

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I love unions and wish I had an option to join one. I wish them all the success in fighting for the American worker. Fuck them up, fellow citizens.

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I'd be fucked ten ways to Tuesday without my union.

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There should be a union for temp workers.

I was a temp for a bunch of times.

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Gawd, the odious temp jobs I've had in my life - I could write a book.

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I'm almost a little disappointed that none of my employees have tried to unionize.

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That's because you're a competent manager.

Workers only organize into unions when they are abused by management.

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The company I worked for was bought out by a small private company. The new owners told the shop no more unions or you're fired, every office worker had to reapply for their jobs. Then the new company gave everyone raises they hired back (most of the office and shop). I was away at the time but came back. I made more money than ever before. One very good year, they handed out $100 in cash to every employee just because. The HR director had to hire an armored truck to hand out the cash. They also put bonus money into our 401K accounts, and matched contributions 50%. Unlike every company I worked for before, they don't lay people off. If work got slow, they would take orders at a loss to keep their employees. Then they invested is automation equipment. Instead of losing jobs, they couldn't hire enough people to keep up. After I retired, they kept me on as a contract engineer. I work from home and only work as much as I want.

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Harlan County, Suite 302.

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I donโ€™t know if Shawn Fain can stare down the Musk fanboys.

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puleeze. all my money are on shawn.

also just heard him on PSA so even more feeling the shawn-mentum.

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Pfft. Outside their customised online fuckwit arena, what are they?

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Incels and Libertarian Douchebros

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Fain remains a formidable challenge even to those detestable droogs.

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Yes, I don't think he would ave ANY problem with them.

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Dec 12, 2023ยทedited Dec 12, 2023

Neither do I.

I'm a descendant of a few pissed off Yank/Irish Union workers.

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To be anti-union is to be anti-American.

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It's truly repugnant how over the past 240 years an entitled few have taken the concept of "the common good" and bastardized it into THIS.

I...HATE...Great 'Murican capitalism.

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