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Teamsters prohibiting free speech on Facebook
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Posted on 10/04/2011 9:36:36 AM PDT by mom4melody

this was just posted on the Teamsters Facebook page:

Teamsters Notice: This Facebook page is not a forum for discussing internal union politics but for issues that affect the Teamsters, unions and working people. Going forward, comments that refer to internal union politics will be deleted and the poster will be warned. Anyone who posts a comment about internal union politics after being warned will be banned from the page.


TOPICS: Government; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: teamsters

1 posted on 10/04/2011 9:36:39 AM PDT by mom4melody
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To: mom4melody

So what? Anyone wanting to criticize the Teamsters can always do so on FR.


2 posted on 10/04/2011 9:39:54 AM PDT by MeganC (Are you better off than you were four years ago?)
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To: mom4melody

LOL! How wonderful is Social Networking?


3 posted on 10/04/2011 9:41:40 AM PDT by upchuck (Rerun: Think you know hardship? Wait till the dollar is no longer the world's reserve currency.)
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To: mom4melody

I hate the Teamsters thugs, but I don’t have a problem with this. Shouldn’t people be able to control the comments on their own Facebook page? If someone wants to out the thug activities, they should have their own anti Teamster page.


4 posted on 10/04/2011 9:42:12 AM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: mom4melody

My father-in-law is a Teamster.

We have “interesting” political conversations.

Unions can do no wrong.


5 posted on 10/04/2011 9:42:28 AM PDT by TSgt (When in the Course of human events...)
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To: MeganC

The Unions need to know not all their members agree with their actions. This is just a way to shut people up. There are quite a few people that did speak up too. Hoffa just didn’t want to hear it (and he didn’t want other members to hear it either).


6 posted on 10/04/2011 9:43:48 AM PDT by mom4melody
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To: mom4melody

They’re not doing anything that Jim Robinson isn’t doing, in this regard. There’s no free speech on a private web site, and that includes a Facebook page.


7 posted on 10/04/2011 9:44:33 AM PDT by Maceman (Obama: As American as nasei goreng)
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To: mom4melody

HaHa.....the people who fund the machine had better not dare to speak ill of it. That’s a special kind of gratitude!


8 posted on 10/04/2011 9:44:33 AM PDT by liberalh8ter
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To: mom4melody

This is boilerplate for all corporations and groups. It really isn’t a Free Speech issue (Congress shall make no law...)


9 posted on 10/04/2011 9:47:45 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: mom4melody

I know a way to keep their webmaster busy!


10 posted on 10/04/2011 9:48:53 AM PDT by DBrow
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To: mom4melody

Why am I not surprised?


11 posted on 10/04/2011 9:50:20 AM PDT by therightliveswithus
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To: mom4melody
I've deleted comments on my FB page I don't like, too.

That's simply my right, just like the unions.

12 posted on 10/04/2011 9:54:45 AM PDT by gdani
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To: liberalh8ter

Someone should post to the sight “that is ok because most of us know we can also ask for our dues back now days....” See how they like that little tidbit of info on their page.


13 posted on 10/04/2011 9:58:50 AM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: mom4melody

Who cares? We routinely “zot” people on here.


14 posted on 10/04/2011 9:59:17 AM PDT by NRA1995 (Obama's presidency is shovel-ready; let's bury it in 2012!)
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To: mom4melody

I loath unions, however it is their page they can have discussion or not. This is not a free speech issue.


15 posted on 10/04/2011 10:00:20 AM PDT by svcw (Those who are easily shocked... should be shocked more often. - Mae West)
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To: mom4melody

Do we not “zot” people on here who don’t agree with us?


16 posted on 10/04/2011 10:00:59 AM PDT by NRA1995 (Obama's presidency is shovel-ready; let's bury it in 2012!)
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To: Maceman

I disagree.

Being a Freeper is completely voluntary. You can chose to financially support free republic or not, and Jim doesn’t defer part of the donation to barack obama.

Many union members are forced into membership, forced to pay dues, and forced to watch money funneled to causes they do not agree with.

If the Unions don’t want discourse with their members, then don’t have a forum at all.


17 posted on 10/04/2011 10:10:14 AM PDT by mom4melody
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To: mom4melody

Don’t the mods do a similar thing here?


18 posted on 10/04/2011 10:14:19 AM PDT by Java4Jay
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To: mom4melody

Same policy that my employer has. It’s prudent not to air your dirty laundry in public. Plus, local union issues seem like they should be hashed out on the local’s page anyway.


19 posted on 10/04/2011 10:30:12 AM PDT by mockingbyrd
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To: mom4melody

When union thugs warn a poster, things can get nasty, like guys showing up at your house with baseball bats or car bombs. March the way they tell you to.


20 posted on 10/04/2011 11:10:51 AM PDT by pallis
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To: mom4melody

You’d think someone would come up with a website where this sort of stuff could be reported.

just sayin’...


21 posted on 10/04/2011 11:29:35 AM PDT by castlebrew (Gun control means hitting where you're aiming!)
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To: mom4melody

ANYONE WANNA OPEN A HUGE CAN OF FREEP?


Call the administration of this Facebook page at (202)624-6800.

Let them know that censorship of our right to speak out as Teamsters on this forum is unacceptable. We are the members! Ultimately, this page belongs to us.

We will not be intimidated or censored by the administration if this page.

Call (202)624-6800.


22 posted on 10/04/2011 2:20:00 PM PDT by OL Hickory (Jesus and the American soldier-1 died for your soul/1 died for your freedom)
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