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NYC Transit Strike.

What a nice time to have a transit strike in NYC. Not even a week away from Christmas. Im glad I have car. Its 22F outside, and I would hate to be walking across the Brooklyn Bridge right now.

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ucch i hate it[:(!]
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Unions have outlived their usefulness. Id like to retire at 55 and have all my health benefits paid for too. OK we'll clean up those toilets you have to use (by the way, you messed them up) Get the trains running now or we'll do like the traffic controllers and replace the entire lot of you with people who want to work and would be glad to have a job. It aint rocket science
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Just my luck, I have a meeting in NYC tomorow. Better wake up at dawn to beat the traffic...

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Unions have outlived their usefulness. Id like to retire at 55 and have all my health benefits paid for too. OK we'll clean up those toilets you have to use (by the way, you messed them up) Get the trains running now or we'll do like the traffic controllers and replace the entire lot of you with people who want to work and would be glad to have a job. It aint rocket science
That seems like a difficult case to make now. With the current rise of corporate power, they need the checks and balances a union provides. The health of the country depends on the standard of living of all citizens, not just the rich ones.

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That seems like a difficult case to make now. With the current rise of corporate power, they need the checks and balances a union provides. The health of the country depends on the standard of living of all citizens, not just the rich ones.
Yep - I don't see their demands being that out of whack. And given the MTA's posture, I can't see how they had any other choice. Given the billion dollar surplus, the workers' position should be being better received than it is. I guess there are a lot of scrooges who use the MTA these days.

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Unions have outlived their usefulness. Id like to retire at 55 and have all my health benefits paid for too. OK we'll clean up those toilets you have to use (by the way, you messed them up) Get the trains running now or we'll do like the traffic controllers and replace the entire lot of you with people who want to work and would be glad to have a job. It aint rocket science
That seems like a difficult case to make now. With the current rise of corporate power, they need the checks and balances a union provides. The health of the country depends on the standard of living of all citizens, not just the rich ones.
Except the unions are the ones that put many companies into bankruptcy or in jeoperdy of banruptcy. A couple of examples? TWA, Delta, United, Ford, GM, etc. How about the $400-$600 mil they are costing NYC a day. How about the problems created when they struck at UPS and the costs associated with it.
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Its a lot different not having buses on the street. I actually like it better. They slow down traffic. [:D]

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Id like to retire at 55 and have all my health benefits paid for too.
I'm looking forward to it! (17 months)
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Unions have outlived their usefulness. Id like to retire at 55 and have all my health benefits paid for too. OK we'll clean up those toilets you have to use (by the way, you messed them up) Get the trains running now or we'll do like the traffic controllers and replace the entire lot of you with people who want to work and would be glad to have a job. It aint rocket science
That seems like a difficult case to make now. With the current rise of corporate power, they need the checks and balances a union provides. The health of the country depends on the standard of living of all citizens, not just the rich ones.
Except the unions are the ones that put many companies into bankruptcy or in jeoperdy of banruptcy. A couple of examples? TWA, Delta, United, Ford, GM, etc. How about the $400-$600 mil they are costing NYC a day. How about the problems created when they struck at UPS and the costs associated with it.
Bull. You can't blame failed business strategies at the feet of the workers and their unions. If they weren't so busy lining their pockets and filling their parachutes, they could make long term market plans to ensure success for all. Instead they drive companies into bankruptcy and cry to the government to bail them out, dumping all the pensions and employment contracts they can, obligations THEY WERE SIGNATORY TO.

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