Neal Barton's POV

Non-union? You're out of luck?

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POSTED: Wednesday, August 8, 2012 - 5:59pm

UPDATED: Sunday, August 26, 2012 - 7:07pm

Many folks who lean politically left try and tout the fact the the Obama administration saved GM.

GM was In the weeds.

Eaten up honoring union contracts in which most of the store was given away.

GM is down more than 40%, but supporters thump their chest and say that's because things are bad in Europe.

No, things are bad here too when you make a car like the Volt that no one wants.

While the crowing continues about union jobs saved--- looks like 20,000--- 20,000 pensions were cut or reduced with a company called Delphi.

Delphi makes car parts for GM.

This from the Daily Caller:

"For those that find it hard to believe, read on. Like many previous Democratic administrations, the Obama administration has been in bed with various unions from the beginning. From SEIU to the UAW, they have been perfectly willing to accept large amounts of union money in exchange for preferential treatment, such as granting waivers from Obamacare."

The emails that were obtained by The Daily Caller completely contradict sworn testimony given in court and before Congress by several administration officials. If that were not serious enough, they also shed light on the fact that the administration apparently misled both the courts and Congress as to the timeline and sequence of events that led up to the elimination of the pensions for those non-union employees. According to these emails, the figures that the administration used violated federal law."

Ss this hope and change?

It's change you didn't want if you woke up one morning and found this administration screwed you out of most of what you were worth.

That's my point of view, what's yours?

You can email me at pov@ketknbc.com or Facebook me at KETK Neal Barton.

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Mr. Ross Perot was right..... Should have listened Government Motors!

San Jose, CA. Another union city BROKE. OUTLAW unions and VOTE OUT obama to save America.
November VOTE OUT obama and OUTLAW unions. unions are anti-America and anti-Capitalist.

Stockton, CA. Another union city BROKE. OUTLAW unions.
November vote OUT obama and unions to save AMERICA.

San Bernadino, CA. Another union city BROKE. A union police Sargent makes $317,000.00/ yr. while the average citizen in San Bernadino, CA. makes $41,000.00/yr.
OUTLAW unions, SAVE AMERICA.

SEIU and obama are bed buddies.

Clean the White House OUT this November and OUTLAW unions.

"WE the PEOPLE" are taking America back.

"2016 obama's America" has exposed an anti-American, anti-Colonialist, union supporting Communist.
Vote OUT barak Husein obama and Outlaw unions to SAVE America. The proof is there, unions and obama are the destruction force that is destroying America.

Harrisburg, PA. Another union town that is busted.

WOOOSTER, Go tell your employer if you have one that you do not want any benefits with your job, that all you want is to punch a time clock and that your employer can pay you how ever much he or she want per hour. BET YOU WILL NOT DO THAT. IF YOU DON'T STOP COMPLAINING ABOUT UNIONS AND CONTRACTS AND AMERICAN WORKERS.

OBAMA / BIDEN FOR AMERICAN WORKING CLASS 2012

donald duck unions don't tell me what to do I am the BOSS!

LMAO....HOW MANY EMPLOYEES......1?

unions and their members are TERRORIST running businesses out of this country they are anti-American, anti-Capitalist......unions are welfare entitlements and should be BANNED in the United States. AMERICA CAN NOT AFFORD unions. I WILL NOT PURCHASE union PRODUCTS. TAXPAYERS has had enough of unions RAPING AMERICANS. BAN unions.

I'm a 30 plus year union member,many Americans do not know much of the history of labor,If all employers were fair and honest there would be no labor unions.

Kill the unions by closing the doors. BAN unions.

30 year welfare recipient

Everywhere unions are like California, Michigan, Illinois, New York etc. are failures and BANKRUPT! Ban all unions and the economy will FLOURISH. Performance based economies will out perform socialist (union) economies a 100 fold. Capitalism is the best the world will ever see but, government pigs like obama can not be allowed to interfere! Unions are cesspool's for lose's. Ban ALL UNIONS.

If you have even worked just one day in America and a non union member...IT IS YOU WHO IS THE WELFARE RECIPIENT TAKING ADVANTAGE OF EVERY BENEFIT UNIONS HAVE WON FOR EVERY WORKER IN AMERICA.

Get back to work Donald Duck, take that trash out!

GET IN THE TRASH CAN WOOOSTRER

wrong jp when I worked in detroit a few years & u do have the option not to be a union member. If u do not want to be a UNION MEMBER you pay a reduced dues to the union in order to receive the benefits that the union provides such as rep at a disciplinary hearing, greviance hearing, mediation, negoation for health insurance, keeping the corporate board from raiding your pension fund,work place safety, protection from sexual harrasment. you do not get to benefit unless u help pay. NO FREELOADERS

unions are declining at a rapid pace and are fast becoming the thing of the past......history will prove unions are an Achilles heel they are simply not needed. EEOC, OSHA and other agency's have rendered unions unnecessary. Performance based scale is far Superior than the welfare base of longevity. unions are a socialist product from Europe, Europe is BROKE.
DON'T BUY union, OUTLAW unions and SAVE THE UNITED STATES.

Detroit..... A CESSPOOL that has FAILED MISERABLY. Union members are losers and can not compete on a day to day head to head with performance minded technology driven individuals. Ban unions.

Detroit IS IN BETTER SHAPE THAN THE ENTIRE STATE OF TEXAS. Texas has more minimum wage jobs than any state in these United States of America. Workers in Detroit earn a livable wage and do not have to depend on food stamps like the workers in Texas.

Donald Duck you better get off that taxpayer union juice! LMAO

TAXPAYER FUNDS DO NOT GO TO UNIONS....JUST SHOWS HOW IGNORANT YOU ARE.

No never use taxpayer dollars to save a taxpayers job or company but send all of the taxpayer dollars to bail out WALL STREET like bush did to the tune of a trillion dollars with NO agreement that it would be paid back.Obama did make sure that GM would be required to pay the taxpayers back...thats more than what W. did when he bailed out wall street.

Wrong.

Get over it, your Marxist president is a failure.

Woooster, I am wrong????
"Bush signs Wall Street bailout" The Washington Times Saturday, October 4, 2008
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2008/oct/04/bush-signs-wall-street-b...

"Historic Bailout Passes As Economy Slips Further" October 2, 2008 The Wall Street Journal- By GREG HITT and DEBORAH SOLOMON WASHINGTON -- President George W. Bush signed into law an unprecedented $700 billion plan.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB122304922742602533.html

SO WHO IS WRONG NOW WOOOOOOSTER? YOU ARE

OH AND WOOOOSTER, PRESIDENT OBAMA WILL BE RE-ELECTED SO START PACKING UP THAT TRAILER HOUSE AND GET READY TO MOVE IF YOU HATE AMERICA AND AMERICAN WORKERS AS MUCH AS YOUR POSTS REFLECT.

Poor naive Don. While I can agree with the ideals of a union, the reality is far different. I call unions legalized extortion. It is not a frivolous description. In a state like Mi. and especially Detroit. you join the union under threat or you don't work. You have absolutely no option not to join. A company basically has no choice but to cede to union demands or close. Growing up in Detriot it seemed to me the UAW was doing its best to destroy the auto co.'s with no care for labor.

Government Motors is a failure just like the progressive obama administration. The govt. should have NEVER used TAX PAYERS money to bail out a bankrupt corporation. Unions are anti-American and should be banned, period! NEA, SEIU, UAW all are TERRORIST AND ARE NOTHING MORE THAN WELFARE RECIPIENTS.

If the corporations can not afford to comply with what is in the contract they should not agree to it in the first place but as for the pensions, many corporations raid the pension funds of the non union members then file bankruptcy and run with the money and that is what could have happened in this case but if it is you will not hear it on KETK, they only tell one side of a story.

I wished ALL corporations would move to NON-union states or out of the country to keep the tax-payers from being held hostage by union labor. union's and their members are nothing more than TERRORIST, anti-American. BAN UNIONS........

do you have any proof that union members are TERRORIST? Do you even have a job? If you do why don't you go in tomarrow and tell your employer that you no longer want any of the benefits that you have that have evolved over the last 100 years because of unions. Bet you would not give up those benefits. Again your post shows how ignorant you are about U.S. history and labor unions.

Once someone enters into a contract with another person, company or union each party to the contract is bound to hold up their end of the bargin. Employees of any corporation can not & will not receive any benefits from any corporate employer on an individual basis so they form a union set down at the table with the corporate managers and hammer out a deal that both sides agree to.

Labor union members refused to take cuts instead they had rather the company close the doors.

Wrong again union members took large cuts all while the CEOs who also had contracts received larger bonuses. So you think it is ok for the CEO to be able to negotiate a contract but not the lower level employees? Guess CEOs who negotiate a contract with multi million dollar bonuses are socialist making every corporation in America a socialist corporation....right.

Those employees that formed the union agreed to pay dues to cover the cost of research, insurance and negotiation and then negotiate a deal with the corporation. Those employees who do not want to join the union do not have to but they should not benefit from what the other union employees paid dues for either. The Non members are like I want the same deal you got but I do not want to pay my part. If you make a contract keep your word.

This is the United States of America. unions come from socialist European countries. Capitalism will prevail anywhere if the govt. keeps out its way. unions are not producing a product that the consumer wants or needs, non-union companies constantly excel because they are not bound by the union socialist rules. unions members are constantly found on camera smoking dope and drinking alcohol on breaks then return to work building autos. BAN unions......union labor is 4 times as much as non-union.

our founding fathers believed strongly in forming a union..are you saying they were socialist?
there is nothing wrong with Capitalism but if you think we have Capitalism in America try buying what ever you want from another country or insurance from another state....just 2 examples.Unions are not against Capitalism in the first place and your comment shows just how ignorant you are about what unions represent, As to the dope smokers how do you know they were union members, could be non membes?

if you do not want to be a part of that contract do not expect anything the others have paid for period. Every worker in this Nation has benefited from UNIONS and or forefathers beleived in forming a union so muh that it was included in the framwork that formed this Nation.

You dues go to the union goons they have you fooled...... KEEP YOUR CONTRACT, "WE THE PEOPLE" DON'T NEED YOU, CONTRACT OR UNIONS.
CAPITALISM WILL PREVAIL, ALL ACROSS THE USA UNIONS ARE FAILING, WISCONSIN TEACHERS YOU CAN USE FOR AN EXAMPLE. THANK GOD FOR THE TEA PARTY AND GOV. S. WALKER.

go back to school and learn some history and grammer please

The teachers were union members!

You must not have gone to school in Texas then. Guess you are not a Texan

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