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Forum Post: United Auto Workers aligning with Occupy

Posted 2 years ago on Feb. 13, 2012, 2:27 p.m. EST by sampson (34)
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Check this out.. This is pretty big.

"The Detroit News reports that King told a crowd of about 500 union members that the UAW will join with other unions and members of the Occupy Wall Street movement to protest big corporations that pay no taxes "while middle-class Americans are losing their homes."

http://www.autoblog.com/2012/02/13/uaws-king-urges-nationwide-protests-going-arm-in-arm-with-occu/

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[-] 3 points by shoozTroll (17632) 2 years ago

That ought to get FLAKESnews all fired up about union thugs again.................................:)

I hope those thug kindergarten teachers join in too.

Long live the UAW!!!!!!

[-] 2 points by HitGirl (2263) 2 years ago

OWS growing even stronger.

[-] 1 points by Nevada1 (4784) 2 years ago

Excellent.

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[-] 0 points by TechJunkie (3029) from Miami Beach, FL 2 years ago

Are they going to get paid to protest?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_DgCrUS1VA

[-] 2 points by epa1nter (4650) from Rutherford, NJ 2 years ago

Hope so. They deserve it.

[-] 1 points by RedJazz43 (2757) 2 years ago

American unions are the most bureaucratic in the world. They are also the weakest of any industrialized democracy. The two factors are not unrelated. What I mean by bureaucratic is that US unions have the highest proportion of paid staff to membership of any labor movement in the world. This is why proponents and opponents of unions alike tend to view them more as social service agencies than social movements. Paid staffers are typically required to attend demonstrations as a condition of employment, but that's not exactly the same as being paid for attending a demonstration. Rank and file members typically get strike pay while on strike, which is a small fraction of what they would make while at work and is paid for out of strike funds that they pay into while working. Occasionally rank and file members are given a break on monthly dues for attending a demonstration, but I do not know of a single instance of a union member being paid directly for attending a demonstration.

[-] 0 points by TechJunkie (3029) from Miami Beach, FL 2 years ago

Well then you should watch the video. You'll see an instance of a union member being paid directly for attending a demonstration.

[+] -4 points by foreeverLeft (-264) 2 years ago

The unions ARE OWS. OWS exists to be cover for union shenanigans against the pubs until the election at which point OWS will cease to exist so fast it'll look like one of you when someone offers you a job.