Skip to comments.Union Boss to members: STFU, you MF's (Video- Language Warning) in California
Posted on 01/29/2010 2:15:53 AM PST by Daisyjane69
On March 31st, NUMMI, the UAW-represented joint venture between Toyota and General Motors, will be closing its doors in California, throwing another 4,700 United Auto Workers out of work.
With 80% of the UAW members upset with their union, this past Sunday, the Union of Ailing Workplaces (aka UAW) held a membership meeting that turned into a shouting match between rank-and-file members and their union leadership.
At one point, one UAW leader (identified as Javier Contreras) yelled at the crowd, telling them to Shut the f*ck up, you motherf*ckers!
Things got so bad, that UAW leaders had to call the police to restore order.
(Excerpt) Read more at shtfplan.com ...
Looks like all is not rosy between labor bosses and their members.
They think they’re goodfellas.
Beck and others been saying it for awhile now, it’s not the majority of union workers that are giving, and have been, unions a bad rap, it’s the union heads. Them union members wised up and stopped paying dues, you really see the crap hit the fan, much like in this linked video.
Ain't gonna happen. Most union dues are automatically deducted from the paycheck before it ever gets to the employee's hands.
Ahhh... I love the smell of self directed union rage in the morning.
Boeing went to the IAM and said “If you agree not to strike in the next ten years, we will build the 787 here instead of SC”
The IAM told Boeing to F off.
Now there are thousands of jobs moving to SC (NON-Union, in case anybody asks), the local IAM people basically had a GUARANTEED ten year gig if they accepted the offer and agreed not to strike, so if they are left sitting there with their thumbs up their butts I have NO SYMPATHY AT ALL!
I posted it because the vitriol was just shocking. I doubt we’ve seen the last of this kind of thing.
This is just the tip of the iceberg...it's just beginning.
This is just the tip of the iceberg...it's just beginning.
Yep, just like income taxes.
In places where you can drop out of a union, some have it set up to where you will still have to pay dues until your anniversary date of joining comes around.
Yeah, only if you want a JOB in certain parts of the US.
There are absolutely places where union membership is mandatory in certain fields, otherwise, you're unemployed.
The union mob leaders are seeing their piece of heaven slip away whil telling the peasants to go into a hole and be quiet. Gee, I feel so bad they have no jobs—NOT.
the video you referenced makes Katrina look like a romantic walk on the beach!
My prev post is correct. Throw up all the ‘LOLs’ you please, your being ignorant hardly refutes my statement.
Only in states with right to work laws. In other states like New York, not so much.
I’m in a right to work state (Utah); your statement pertains here.
But I spent my whole life in Ohio, and as God in heaven is my witness, there are entire occupations that you cannot even sniff, unless you are in a union.
There are some sneaky ways around it, in fact. Remember our old friend Joe the Plumber? Like many of the trades, in Ohio you must go through the union apprenticeship programs to get your professional credentials. I learned this from a former bf who wanted to be an electrician and quit the program upon learning the union would have claims to some of his earnings FOREVER.
You can work as a plumber or an electrician, but only under/for a credentialed tradesman. You had better not market yourself as a tradesman in the newspaper without certificication or you will get a “visit.” It is for this reason that people sell their skills as handymen and the like.
You are technically correct that in some states you do not have to be a union member to hold a union job. However, you still have to pay to union dues regardless of whether or not you choose to be a member of the union.
Interesting, I didn’t know that.
Obama, Obama, Obama. Where’s the bailout stash, Obama! Hope and fricking change! These stupid people thought that could kill and cook the golden goose and are too dumb to know they are the first to be hungry. They voted for that B-word in the Oval Office. Now they have what they deserve. Too bad that other folks have to pay for their stupidity. The rank and file of the Democrat party are mindless drones.
They have elections for the leaders don't they? Are they rigged? (Kinda a dumb question maybe but if enough voted against the leadership, I don't think they could rig them)
Sold their liberty and productive individuality to the collective. The collective short changes them. They still have a sliver of liberty their souls and they are pissed. This will be repeated as the unsustainability of their benefits kick in for a host of Unions. It will happen on an even grander scale when the bill comes do for all the Entitlements. And they said the Tea Party people were unruly mobs.
it will come sooner than that.
Wait until these public sector unions realize that state gov’ts are broke, and the taxpayers have no more to give.
Cops, firefighters, teachers on strike...yep. That will be the time for preps, ammo, and all the rest. Then STHTF for sure.
Yeah , unions aren’t mandatory unless you don’t want to have an “accident” at work or just an old fashioned ass whipping in the parking lot. Where did you work as a “ non union scab” next to a union worker?
While it sucks for anyone to lose his/her job, I can't weep when it is a union job, because each lost union job represents a few less dollars being used to fight conservative causes.
How do you figure? In many union shops in non-right-to-work states you will be fired if you do not join the union within a month or so of employment. Do you mean that it is not mandatory in the sense that one doesn't have to choose to be in a union?
was as a SCAB at the local rag as a pressman,,,
IIRC there was about ten of the twenty of us that were hired
to bust their strike that were Nam’vets just home from the
war that needed a job to feed new families,,,
It was great fun to chase WWII vets out of the driveway,,,
Every nite at 7:00 THEY got a visit...;0)
Nice bunch of people all around.
That is what happens when you sell your soul to be part of a collective. You lose your right to speak and act for yourself.
Your union can run an industry into the ground, then when things go sour, the union bosses all pack up, shrug their shoulders and say “Hey, we tried to get you at 25% pay raise across the board, but they decided to close the factory instead. So sorry. Have a good life...” as they jump on a plane to go assist some union somewhere else.
and it’s not like they’re bringing blueberry muffins when they show up, either!
I am not going to be as hard as others for not understanding the byzantine union rules if you’ve never lived in a non-right to work state.
Any sane human being would conclude that you could pursue your occupation, regardless of this stuff. It’s just you would have to live there and breathe it in order to understand it.
It’s like the mob has a hold on your ability to earn the prevailing wage. Think of it that way and you’ll “get it.” And yes indeed, they WILL and DO come to your home at 8:30 at night, right in the middle of the Cavs game.
***Cops, firefighters, teachers on strike.***
This possibility must have already registered with the Obama administration. i.e. Valerie Jarrett et.al. were racing to put out their talking points of having “saved or created thousands of jobs for teachers and firefighters”
The teachers are vital for their propaganda, the cops & firefighters are vital to control public protest.
We are not stupid!!!!!!
Can I say this?
Most of these union folks (yes, even in CA) are regular blue collar Americans. They go with the union because it’s their’s and because it’s their livelihood. At the end of the day, most of these people are what we would call “Reagan Democrats.” They are middle class and they are petrified.
We saw this phenomenon during the Scott Brown thing in MA. All the photos of SEIU members for Brown. There isn’t only a disconnect between Obama and us; there’s one between these union leaders and their members. The leaders are hollering for benefits and severence but the members want to keep their JOBS.
Most of these members have more in common with us than with Pelosi and Obama.
In detroit, the mayor halted this practice. Unionized city workers now have to pay the dues themselves. Man, the union heirarchy had and continues to have a major cow....hilarious
I would dare you to go into NYC and try to work.
LOL....after he says that, one guy is yelling to "beat his a$$".
LOL,,,We ain’t bringin’ no blueberry muffins neither,Daisy.
Now,,,I’ll have to give it to the unions that pushed the
Mine safety laws,,,
Too many men died before they were passed,,,
China comes to mind...
Maybe so, but I don't see the tough guys who run the UMW rushing off to China to organize the miners there. I wonder why.
“I posted it because the vitriol was just shocking.”
Shocking, my beutress (as they say in UN talk). But it is informative to anyone buying a car. Somehow I don’t think people have those attitudes at Japanese plants, or non-union US plants.
But the unions are like an evil, destructive force - and will always be that way.
But that’s the sad thing about it.
Like so many good ideas, they start out with the best of intentions.
Unions had and have a legitimate place. They safeguard the rights of workers, and ensure safe working conditions. No one is against that, even here on Free Republic.
But somewhere along the way, the unions decided that they were just important as the financial risk-takers, when they themselves put no skin in the game.
Once they decided they were entitled to the rewards of the industry, with zero exposure to the risk...game over.
And I think that’s where we are.
and placed right below the “Live better/ work union” ones.
I know a bunch of FORMER UAW members in the Mansfield, OH area who would love to have an up close and personal conversation with Javier Contreras.
Maybe so, but I don’t see the tough guys who run the UMW rushing off to China to organize the miners there. I wonder why.
Mite be because China will KILL them ?
Mite be because they can’t make any money ?
I really don’t give a rat’s ass what happens in China...