Just because I'm paranoid doesn't mean that the tea party isn't out to get me.
I guess it's comforting to know that there are as many rightwing goobers in TN as there are in FL. I knew there was a reason why I seldom visit the volunteer state.
There's a huge difference between voicing one's opinion and using one's official office to threaten workers and the company they work for. Corker is a US Senator, who swore to uphold the constitution and laws of the US. Blatantly using the imprimatur of his office to thwart the right of workers to organize is arguably a violation of US labor law. Workers in this county have the right to organize, and they should be able to exercise that right without fear of reprisal from government officials, especially a US Senator. I won't be surprised if the NLRB throws out the election and orders a new one based on the interference of Corker and the rest of the TN oligarchs.
Let's put it another way. The TN GOP and its anti-union minions would blow a gasket if anyone dare suggest banning the Chamber of Crooks, Thieves and Liars.
PoonTang - it was listening to all the BS coming from the Academy ring knockers and petty officers who didn't know what they were talking about most of the time that honed my ability to smell BS. Army pukes really stink.
31 years for me brother. Proud to live and work union. I don't rat out my brothers and sisters and I work hard.
Work hard for your company and be loyal to your union.
PoonTang - the forward observer called the shot. My job was to pull the trigger. Thank God I never had to fire a shot in anger. The closest I ever got to combat were bar fights with Marines, sailors from other ships and Navies, and stupidly, some Navy Seals (I tried to tell my shipmates who they were mouthing off to, but to no avail). That night hurt baaad!
Maximus said... What the hell is a "teamster" any way? Doesn't the term harken back to the covered wagon days kind of like postal worker?
Maybe like, Welder? Shipwright? Millwright? Longshoreman? Those jobs seem to be around. Most of them are union. Call one of them a lazy socialist and see what day you wake up in.
BTW - The Sopranos was a TV show. As in, it was made up, like Hollywood, your resume and your sister on Saturday night.
Bottom line, we southerners are individuals, we don't like mass transit, big government, or going to union meetings. Rest assured, should a union be established at the Chatt VW Plant, you can count on your union dues going directly to the elect Hillary Clinton for Prez campaign fund
Funny, I'm a southerner, I like mass transit. Ever hear of airplanes?
I don't really care for big anything, including corporations and mouths. I do like government that functions efficiently and well. So do Most folks I've met. Chattanoogans must too, because every time I've visited, the street lights work, garbage is picked up, streets are safe, and the sewage system works.
Unions can't spend dues $ on political campaigns. Members can voluntarily donate additional money - exclusive of their union dues - to a Political Action Committee, just like an employee of the Koch brothers. People with a dearth of intellect often confuse union dues with PAC donations. GOPer politicians play on that lack of brain power when talking about union involvement in politics. They count on rubes to not understand the difference while taking $ from union PACs.
But one thing we agree on - you should be very afraid that Hillary will be the 45th president of the United States, because it appears that absent a heart attack, Bill getting caught with his pants down (again), or Jesus 2nd coming and his declaration that he will run for prez - Hillary's going to beat the pants off whomever the GOPers run. Your girlfriend, (assuming you have one) will likely get a bit testy in 2016. I'm betting that she will no longer tolerate your farting in bed and picking your nose while watching TV.
PlainTruth said... Tiffy: but we know better, no? :)
nice post hotdiggity.
tie-dye, maxipad and PoonTang perhaps the three of you should put your heads together. Maybe you'll have enough intellect for a toad.
I served in the Navy. Shooting and being shot at on an up close and personal basis seemed a bit unhealthy, especially during 'Nam. Serving on a modern ship of the line takes brain power, which maybe is why you opted for the army. They gave me a 5" gun mount to operate. I got to fire upon empty hill sides and towed targets. Woke up with the Soviets tailing us most mornings. The military gave me a good grounding and taught me how to smell BS. You guys reek of it.
Some unions back the Repugs. Teamsters, the IAFF, PBA, FOP, to name a few. I think if you check the UAWs PAC contributions, you'll find they've given lots of $ to the GOP, especially in MI.
There was a time when candidates of both parties sought labor's endorsement. Eisenhower famously stated - "Today in America, unions have a secure place in our industrial life. Only a handful of reactionaries harbor the ugly thought of breaking unions and depriving working men and women of the right to join the union of their choice. I have no use for those -- regardless of their political party -- who hold some vain and foolish dream of spinning the clock back to days when organized labor was huddled, almost as a hapless mass. Only a fool would try to deprive working men and women of the right to join the union of their choice."
He was at the AFL-CIO convention when he made the comment.
Nixon and Reagan sought labor's endorsement.
tie-dye wow, you walked away from a minimum wage job. How courageous of you.
I hate to deflate your fascist bubbles, but I'm a degreed professional making six figures in a unionized company. I worked my way up the ladder with hard work, education and assistance from my union and employer.
Private sector unionization rates have declined because of union-busting by companies, much of which violated the law. unfortunately, the penalties are so small that companies like Wal-Mart just pay the fine. The GOP and their corporate allies, starting with Reagan, began busting unions in the 1980's.