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Richard Trumka: This Whole Fiscal Cliff Thing Is Manufactured

manufacturing processes. This is not really true, the jobs are just moving to more efficient, lower priced workers, both engineering and labor workers. The jobs are still there but are just moved to different companies that are not UNIONIZED. The Big Three companies still set the final standards and specifications. The real point is that rigid, archaic and inefficient labor practices mandated by UNION contract along with overpriced wages and benefits started this movement toward sub-contracting. It culminated with the bankruptcy of GM and Chrysler and the near death of Ford. The UNION wages, benefits, work practice restrictions, etc. made this model unsustainable. The UAW slowly strangled the “Goose that Laid the Golden Egg”. The...
Eileen for Freedom/Liberty Wrote: Nov 15, 2012 7:47 PM
They were needed in the years of the Titans of Industry...but not today...today they are mere 'goons' for the Democratzi 'loons' doing their dirty work...and dirty it is!
Steve276 Wrote: Nov 15, 2012 6:58 PM
Furthermore, the public pension systems are breaking governments too, because many public sector unions have won pensions for employees, at least half, many totally paid into by their government employer. That's on top of significant vacation and sick leave time, that are nearly always bought out, if still on the books, when the emplyee retires. The whole system has broken down due to demands that have been put forth by the unions, and regrettably, agreed to by government managers/negotiators, to either placate their staff, avoid strikes, or due to binding arbitration, which still grants gifts to the unions, although genereally only half as much as they want.
Steve276 Wrote: Nov 15, 2012 6:51 PM
And public sector unions are just as out of control. They began their march on the public with good intentions in the 70's and grew more and more out of control each decade. Now they are seeing the true benefits of their insatiable demands; bankrupt governments. It's going to get much worse over the next few years, because many of those contracts have multiple years built into them that won't expire for another year or two, or more. States, counties and cities, as well as the Federal government are going to have to cut major services in coming months and years, or significantly raise taxes, one of the two. Layoffs will be painfull but necessary at all levels, which will increase the unemployment levels by at least one, maybe two or...
Eileen for Freedom/Liberty Wrote: Nov 15, 2012 4:03 PM
and take control.

BANISH THE UNION ‘GOONS’ – BOTH PUBLIC & PRIVATE
IS YOUR STATE “RIGHT TO WORK”?

http://www.nrtw.org/rtws.htm


SAY YES TO 'RIGHT TO WORK' AND NO TO THE UNIONS!
Eileen for Freedom/Liberty Wrote: Nov 15, 2012 4:02 PM
You are right...foreign car makers...making cars in 'right to work' states providing jobs for America...when the American car makers do not because of the Unions!

BMW, Mercedes, Hyundai/Kia, Toyota, Nissan, Honda, VW...there is no such thing anymore as an "American' made car. Where we once shunned buying foreign autos not made here...they are the only cars we can safely buy...made in America...in 'right to work' States.

I received a call today from NRTW Facilities...and assumed it was a political call...and when I finally answered they asked me one question...am I in favor of 'right to work' in my state...and I said yes!

Everyone of us needs to start showing the Union 'goons' and their communist bosses they are NOT in control...
old progrmr Wrote: Nov 15, 2012 3:10 PM
Eileen......You seem to discount the REAL Auto Manufacturing being performed right here in the good ol'USA. Come visit BMW in SC, Mercedes in AL, Hyundai/Kia in AL, Toyota and Nissan in KY and TN, Honda in OH, Toyota truck in TX, Volkswagen in TN; as well as hundreds of transplant parts supplier plants like Siemens, Bosch, ZF, Getrag, Lemforder, etc. Oh, of course, all plants in right to work states and non-union.
Eileen for Freedom/Liberty Wrote: Nov 15, 2012 2:40 PM
OF THE DEMOCRATZI 'LOON' ADMINISTRATION AND HIS 'GOONS' ARE THE ENFORCERS OF THE SAME.

THEY AND THEY ALONE DESTROYED OUR MANUFACTURING IN AMERICA...AND NOW THEY ARE AGAIN LYING...TO DEFLECT THEMSELVES FROM TAKING THE BLAME!

THE UNION MANTRA...GIVE ME MO...MO WAGES...MO VACATION...MO LEAVE...MO INSURANCE...MO...MO...MO...UNTIL THERE WAS NO MORE.

THE MANUFACTURING CRISIS IS REAL...AND TRUMPKA IS A LIAR AND ENEMY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND MANUFACTURING...PERIOD!
Eileen for Freedom/Liberty Wrote: Nov 15, 2012 2:40 PM
look at this and you will be able to understand why there will probably never be another assembly plant built in the USA. It will also point out why more assembly plants will go offshore. You won’t doubt that Ford, GM, and Chrysler are destined to go under, after watching this video. They will survive, but their assembly operations in the U.S. likely won’t, whether we have provided a bailout or not (listen closely at the end for the reason why). Yes buy made in America? Yes buy a Ford product made in Brazil or another country of your choice! Listen to the very last couple of sentences.

Referencing Ford...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...

Now (G)overnment (M)otors…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...

TRUMPKA IS A COMRADE...
Eileen for Freedom/Liberty Wrote: Nov 15, 2012 2:39 PM
of concessions to Ford in 2009 and to Bob Kings’ statements about “social justice”. The next big battle will be the two tier wage system setup in the current contracts. It just creates anger and resentment on the shop floor because the top tier guys probably have the best and easiest jobs because of their seniority. The UNION model is the root of the problems and the work arounds are only temporary. The video below is good, listen to the last comment in it.

America...I will never...ever again...buy another car from a company owned by this 'loon'
administration! First it was General Motors...then Government Motors...now "Generous Motors" thanks to the Union 'goons'!

This is a short video of a new Ford plant in Brazil. One...
Eileen for Freedom/Liberty Wrote: Nov 15, 2012 2:39 PM
slow degradation of job losses started in the late 1970’s. Barely perceptible at first but accelerating faster and faster through the late 1990’s and early 2000’s. This was the Big Three response to get costs under control without confronting the UAW and being involved in costly labor wars and strikes. Nobody won when the UAW went on strike, not the workers, not the company. It was just masochistic, self-inflicted pain. So the company response was either accept a drastic and devastating short term problem or kick the can down the road. You know which one they picked.

This is why the U.S. is losing its’ manufacturing base.

The bankruptcy filings didn’t teach the UAW anything at all this time either, just look to the UAW rejection...

During a speech today in Washington D.C., AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka called the looming debt disaster a "manufactured crisis" and said "there isn't a fiscal cliff."

"There is no fiscal cliff," Trumka says in prepared remarks to the National Mediation Board Conference in Washington on Thursday. "What we’re facing is an obstacle course within a manufactured crisis that was hastily thrown together in response to inflated rhetoric about our federal deficit."

Obama met with Trumka earlier this week, in addition to other far left leaders, to discuss economic policy. Apparently a $3500 tax increase on...