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by 2granny  Today

Thank you.

by JOHNNY95206  Today

> Cannot see the full article unless we subscribe < Yes I know, I would not have posted it if I knew that before I posted it.... To get around that do a Google search of the article's Title and go in that way.... also works for WSJ articles.... I will not be posting articles from Business Green again, it on my not to list.

by 2granny  Yesterday

Have a safe and Happy Labor Day weekend.

by pricechecker08  Aug 26, 2014

I am glad you are a good driver and knew what to do. I drove wrecker for forty five years and you could not believe some of the stupid things I have seen.

by livedream  Aug 25, 2014

You're welcome, Jim. -- Have a great day! : )

by NoGasLeft  Aug 25, 2014

Care to be buddies?..

by bell05  Aug 24, 2014

Got it on the pump, thanks.

by w4kh  Aug 24, 2014

I must confess that for much of my earlier life I didn't hold unions in high esteem (au contraire)... and I particularly thought unions for public employees were wrong... Then I earned a teaching certification and found myself in the union... I learned very quickly about how wrong so many people are about teacher unions... when a School District refuses to back a teacher in ANY issue, it is almost ALWAYS to cover their own butt. They will throw a teacher under the bus in order to save their own salary and benefits in a heartbeat (and without a thought). Sure, there are incompetent teachers, but the union is NOT trying to protect the job so much as protect the rights of the individual so that if there is to be a dismissal, it is don't properly and appropriately rather than as a public beheading... I'm just glad to be retired and able to romp around with my grand kids and my dog, and not have to worry about the stupid things bad managers do!

by w4kh  Aug 24, 2014

Part of the issue really has very little to do with unions... the ownership of BMW and Mercedes is part of management, whereas the "owners" of GM (and Ford and Chrysler) only are concerned about dividends and the managers only concerned about bonuses - which explains some of the recall issues where middle managers try to save a few cents on small parts because with the volume of vehicles that GM puts out, cents add up to millions of dollars. I see the problems with US automakers as not at all caused by the union, but rather as a failure of management, and greed that is driven by bonuses based on silly criteria. Obviously the 1% do *NOT* agree and find it easy to blame the unions, while forgetting that in order for an agreement (which is what a union contract is) to happen, BOTH SIDES have to agree and sign on... When labor is treated as an expense to be minimized, it sends the wrong message and overlooks the importance of labor as partners (and potential customers)

by Z06KY  Aug 24, 2014

We would need to look closely to why Germany and other European countries are broke and the economies are in the tank. I would love to pay more to my employs but it's a matter of keeping the jobs or closing. I hate to send this to a Gas Buddy but the economy is a complex thing. I hope we can still be buddies. Have a Great Day and Be Safe. David

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