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  • djlangnese djlangnese Dec 16, 2011 6:57 AM Flag

    It's only a matter of time

    They say they are trying to protect the indivivuals that dont want to pay union dues to work there. Well if these same people come in and complain they dont want to pay insurance premiums but want to have the insurance are they going to give them free health insurance. Think about it. Lets get everybody back to work and settle this thing.Weve been profitable with unions for the past 60 years! Why wreck a good thing.NOBODY WINS OR LOSES IN A STRIKE

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    • Your last sentence, in my opinion, is spot on. However, I am not sure I understand your analogy with paying insurance premiums. A worker has the choice of opting out of a companys insurance program. Currently, the worker does not have that choice regarding joining a union. If the unions are so concerned about another worker receiving benefits they believe they negotiated for and thus only they are entitled to, then perhaps the company should have 2 different pay scales. One scale would be for the workers in Alabama and another for the ones left in Manitowoc --wink, wink.

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      • When will these over unionized, tax happy northern states wake up?
        They've already driven a lot of industries out of their states.
        I grew up in Cleveland, Ohio and watched the unions and state run off most of their manufacturing base.
        Now I'm currently working in New York state for a large corporation that has moved everything except engineering to Carolina, Georgia or Mexico.
        Time to wise up before it's too late.
        I plan on staying long MTW regardless, but I wouldn't be surprised if they start shifting operations out of Wisconsin.

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