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bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, CA
Dec 11, 2012 - 10:20pm PT
What Chinese companies/products does your company compete with?

In my work (TV production), non-union shoots pay more than union scale because the non-union productions have to offer competitive rates

Does your work pay above union scale so they can compete for the best workers with union shops?


None. But our board-level products are Made In China now. I build TV/Music/Post-Production audio consoles. And yes, our next product line will be fully built in China.

My company will be dead in 10 years if sh#t doesn't change. Unions would make that worse.
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Dec 11, 2012 - 10:21pm PT
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Dec 11, 2012 - 10:21pm PT
What can't Michigan teachers spell?
Am I missing your pointlessness?
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
Dec 11, 2012 - 10:21pm PT
TGT..It took me a while to notice the mis-spell....That's hilarious...My ex gf was a union rep for MEA and she could rip you a new one...If you don't behave i'll send her down there and have her re-arrange your playhouse....RJ
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, CA
Dec 11, 2012 - 10:24pm PT
What are you saying here Blue? That all union members are thugs? That because there are bad actors who are union members we should deny others their constitutional rights?


Yes, pretty much. Much more so than Tea Party types.

And there is nothing in the Constitution about unions or workers rights, despite how you'd like to twist the language therein. Current Federal Law works. As does State law.

Nice try though.
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, CA
Dec 11, 2012 - 10:27pm PT
What can't Michigan teachers spell?
Am I missing your pointlessness?


The Gov.'s name, philo....
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Dec 11, 2012 - 10:34pm PT
was it on purpose as a double entendre?


Curious to know where tEEEEEEgEEEEEEEtEEEEEE got that pic. I can't find it anywhere else.
Jingy

climber
Somewhere out there
Dec 11, 2012 - 10:35pm PT
Has anyone heard about the republigoons being scam artists?
Norton

Social climber
the Wastelands
Dec 11, 2012 - 10:39pm PT
There is nothing in the Constitution about child seat belt laws or prescription drugs.

dirtbag

climber
Dec 11, 2012 - 10:40pm PT

Utter bullsh#t, and you know this!


Whatever dude. Keep on drinking that Koch koolaid.

What other organizations fought for laws pertaining to worker's rights?
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Dec 11, 2012 - 10:44pm PT
Only 7% of Detroit 8th graders are proficient readers.

Maybe the union teachers have something to do with it?

http://cnsnews.com/sites/default/files/documents/DETROIT-8th%20GRADE%20READING.pdf
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, CA
Dec 11, 2012 - 10:44pm PT
Maybe you should switch over to actual audio production, on TV shows or in post, which can't be outsourced

Of course then, you'd have to join the Guild, or work non-union only - which gets old quick, when everyone around you is raking it in on union shoots, getting benefits, pension etc

Well, I'm a Master Technician and head up the repairs, which can't yet be outsourced. But my production bros are gonna get screwed.

Nice to hear you have a cushy union gig! I hope it gets yanked from you and you have to compete in a real market of skills. May the best man win.
dirtbag

climber
Dec 11, 2012 - 10:46pm PT
Bitter white guy alert! Bitter white guy alert!

Whoop!

Whoop!

Whoop!
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, CA
Dec 11, 2012 - 10:58pm PT
Yeah, I hope you lose your job too.


I was just calling for fair competition in the free market, without union bullshit and rules.

I compete in that market, as do so many other competent people.

Did you know I could not enter a San Francisco studio to do work until a union rep showed up, just to oversee and watch? Do you know how much of my time that wasted? And he didn't even watch me work!!!

F*#ked up, bra!
Karl Baba

Trad climber
Yosemite, Ca
Dec 11, 2012 - 10:59pm PT
And there is nothing in the Constitution about unions or workers rights, despite how you'd like to twist the language therein. Current Federal Law works. As does State law.

You know, there's nothing about having political parties in the constitution and many of the founding fathers were against them

I'm thinking they were right

peace

karl
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, CA
Dec 11, 2012 - 11:04pm PT
You know, there's nothing about having political parties in the constitution and many of the founding fathers were against them

I'm thinking they were right

peace

karl


Word, my commie brother. Word.

In fact, they warned against a 2 party system if I'm not mistaken...

Sometimes Karl is spot-on.
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
Dec 11, 2012 - 11:13pm PT
TGT...It aint the teachers....Maybe it has to do with the fact that the parents don't give a crap about education or maybe the parents have to work 3 jobs to make ends meet and don't have time to mentor their kids...Attacking the teachers is just a Koch brothers rue to pay teachers minimum wage so the stinkin rich can squirrel a few more dollars away...But maybe you are part of the 2%...?
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, CA
Dec 11, 2012 - 11:16pm PT
Unions are democracy for workers, and logical extensions of guaranteed 1st amendment rights

Again, try educating yourself - Germany's auto manufacturing industry is fully unionized, and thriving


http://www.forbes.com/sites/frederickallen/2011/12/21/germany-builds-twice-as-many-cars-as-the-u-s-while-paying-its-auto-workers-twice-as-much/

http://www.remappingdebate.org/article/tale-two-systems


Or, accept that the only way to survive is to lower your standards - your call.


Apples unt Oranges. Germany operates differently than the US. It is mostly Socialist. Also, they have almost zero defense budgets because we defend them.

Why not compare us to China? They're doing good, right?
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
Dec 11, 2012 - 11:17pm PT
TGT..I might add that the scandinavian countries are doing a better job of educating their children than the US is...Maybe it has to do with being progressive socialist countries that provide national healthcare for their citizens....I know this goes against what Fox news tells you to think...
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Dec 11, 2012 - 11:30pm PT
photo not found
Missing photo ID#277900


Make no mistake there is a war against public education in America. It is fueled by corporate interests and perpetrated by conservative republicans.
Squeeze the life out of the education budget and blame the teachers.
The goal is scuttle liberal arts education and to further the ascendancy of private faith based or military schools.
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