Good News: Boeing and Machinists sign contract

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  1. billwald

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    It will be interesting to see how the work output and labor costs of Washington State Machinists compares to that of North Carolina scabs.


    http://heraldnet.com/article/201112...al-a-surprise----a-good-one----for-Machinists

    As they trickled into the local union hall Wednesday, Boeing Co. Machinists had one thing on their minds: a tentative deal between the union and the company that removes concern over labor strife and solidifies the fate of the 737 in the state

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    Well, if you are a representative of the typical union worker in your part of the country they will no doubt want to hide in the briar patch, do the minimum to keep their job and refuse to do anything more than that.

    What kind of work output and labor costs would one imagine getting from such employees?
     
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    Good News: Boeing and Machinists sign contract

    It will be interesting to see how the work output and labor costs of Washington State Machinists compares to that of North Carolina scabs.


    That is good news, but I wouldn't call non-union workers scabs.
     
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    From http://www.businessdictionary.com/definition/scab.html

    scab
    Definition
    Employee who (1) continues to work during strike action at the place of work, (2) accepts work where strike action is going on, (3) takes work in a non-union shop or (4) under non-union conditions where a union is trying to organize a unit. Also called black leg.


    from http://www.iamll1005.org/definition_of_a_scab.htm
    The Definition of a Scab

    Scabs have been called many things by many people during the course of labor history but Jack London’s description of the scab, “written with barbed wire on sandpaper,” easily dwarfs all others.

    “After God had finished the rattlesnake, the toad, the vampire, He had some awful substance left with which He made a scab.

    A scab is a two-legged animal with a cork-screw soul, a water-logged brain, a combination backbone of jelly and glue. Where others have hearts, he carries a tumor of rotten principles.

    When a scab comes down the street, men turn their backs and angels weep in heaven, and the Devil shuts the gates of Hell to keep him out.

    No man has a right to scab so long as there is a pool of water to drown his carcass in, or a rope long enough to hang his body with. Judas Iscariot was a gentleman compared with a scab. For betraying his master, he had character enough to hang himself. A scab has not.

    Esau sold his birthright for a mess of pottage. Judas Iscariot sold his Savior for thirty pieces of silver. Benedict Arnold sold his country for a promise of a commission in the British Army. The modern strikebreaker sells his birthright, his country, his wife, his children and his fellow men for an unfulfilled promise from his employer, trust or corporation.

    Esau was a traitor to himself: Judas Iscariot was a traitor to his God; Benedict Arnold was a traitor to his country; a strikebreaker is a traitor to his God, his country, his wife, his family and his class.”
     
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    Bumped for billwald...

    Wondering if he will have an answer...
     

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