PT, early 70's for me. I think I may have paid for Abe's retirement home in Fla.:-)
PT,you talking about the original JoJo's or the one on Brainerd road?
Jo-Jo's,now there's a place I spent many an evening in my youth!!!!
librul,I have no problem with a works council. Unfortunately, thanks to unions,a works council is not legal in the U.S.unless they are represented by a union. I do have a problem with any organization that uses threats,coercion,and actual assaults to get their way. A perfect example is the arrest of several local Ironworkers,including the leadership,for numerous unlawful acts including an assault using a baseball bat,arson,intimidation,,,read more at https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=newssearch&cd=1&cad=rja&ved=0CCcQqQIoADAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fabclocal.go.com%2Fwpvi%2Fstory%3Fsection%3Dnews%2Flocal%26id%3D9436067&ei=NskIU8vcL6mMygHl5IGQDQ&usg=AFQjCNEtXQXP8brzS34Ijy5xm_r-zuhOSA&sig2=XWSUQ7-AY4vYFYtXs08MBg&bvm=bv.61725948,d.aWc
Are the employees at the Chattanooga plant working in unsafe conditions? NO. Are the employees of the Chattanooga plant being paid a lower wage than other auto plants? NO. Is the equipment in the Chattanooga plant old or outdated? NO. Are the officials the the Chattanooga plant unwilling to let the employees have some say in the goings on at the plant? NO. I still have not seen even one pro-union poster on this site explain exactly what the union would do for the workers at the Chattanooga plant that the management isn't already willing to do.
Had VW allowed anti-union forces into the plant to oppose the UAW thugs,the elected officials would not have had to resort to public statements. The VW official who made the public statement that he would oppose building future plants in the south,is the union leader for VW. Of course he will oppose building plants where unions,especially the UAW,are not as welcome as they may be elsewhere. He is only one vote on the board of VW. That does not mean that there is no way another plant will be built in the south. He,like the UAW,wants more people in unions so that more dues money is rolling in. If the workers at the Chattanooga VW plant feel the need,in the future, to unionize they can do so. They are free to choose a union that is not so militant in their actions.
Conservative, do "members" of your Church have to sigh a "no-sin" contract and pay dues to become a "member" of your church? If not then how do you know whether or not they are one of the sinners you listed. Do they have to take a polygraph each week to retain their membership?
These thugs will probably use the "affluenza" defense. Sounds like the Marion County Sheriff's office didn't want to prosecute until they were forced to.
Gov. Chris Christie fires person who screwed up with the GW bridge lane closures, removed his campaign manager from his position for his remarks in memo texts. What a concept! I thought the way to handle these type of things was to promote these people. Or at the very least to not hold them accountable. The Governor needs to go to the same program that Obama went to,so that he can learn to handle these people appropriately.
Well said, DD.
The other day two Jehovah's Witnesses came knocking on my door. One was a guy about my age (63) and there was a little girl - his granddaughter, I assumed - who looked about 10. I let him know right away, and politely, that I am an atheist, and the first thing he said was, "You do know that hell is for real, don't you?"
hey Roo...I must call bull$hit on that story. Jehovah's Witnesses do not believe in Hell. They believe that those not raised into Heaven or allowed to live in Paradise on Earth will "die the second death that is eternal". Or in other words they will be annihilated as if they never were. If this truly happened to you perhaps someone was casing your house for a home invasion. They were certainly not J.W.'s