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Danny Glover, thousands rally in support of Pocono Medical Center union (SEIU)
Pocono Record ^ | May 15, 2010 | Christina Tatu

Posted on 05/15/2011 4:23:39 PM PDT by RBW in PA

Thousands of union workers descended on East Stroudsburg on Saturday for a rally attended by "Lethal Weapon" actor Danny Glover to support Pocono Medical Center's service workers. Union members from across Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Maryland and even as far away as Colorado attended the event organized by Service Employees International Union, organizers said. Danny Glover a no show at PMC protest todayThey estimated more than 4,000 attended the gathering held in front of East Stroudsburg University. Protestors wore purple shirts with the slogan, "Help fight the attack on workers' rights from Wisconsin to Pennsylvania."

(Excerpt) Read more at poconorecord.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: goons; hollywoodleftists; hollywoodliberals; seiu; uniongoons

1 posted on 05/15/2011 4:23:47 PM PDT by RBW in PA
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To: RBW in PA

Gee did they also all wear red? Why don’t they just admit that they are commies and get it over with? Workers rights= the tax payers are scr*wed!


2 posted on 05/15/2011 4:27:03 PM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: RBW in PA

Gee did they also all wear red? Why don’t they just admit that they are commies and get it over with? Workers rights= the tax payers are scr*wed!


3 posted on 05/15/2011 4:27:11 PM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: RBW in PA

In PA, Republicans currently hold both houses and the governorship. They should use this opportunity to pass Right to Work legislation. After they finish passing Voter ID (which just passed out of committee and is heading to the state assembly for a vote.


4 posted on 05/15/2011 4:27:42 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 ("It is only when we've lost everything, that we are free to do anything" -- Fight Club)
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5 posted on 05/15/2011 4:29:44 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are at your door! How will you answer the knock?)
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To: RBW in PA

The purple gang.


6 posted on 05/15/2011 4:30:03 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: RBW in PA
The hospital had offered a new three-year contract with 3 percent annual increases, a $9.50-per-hour minimum pay rate, a pension plan fully paid for by the hospital, and a health insurance plan under which employees contribute 10 percent of the premium.

Beside having an avowed Marxist like Glover to show up and turn people off, this is the reason that the wheels are coming off the SEIU bus of BS. This package that the union was offered is more than fair. There is no reason to walk away from it and most people seeing this offer will not have sympathy for these bums.

7 posted on 05/15/2011 4:31:13 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: RBW in PA

The mods know me. I report abuse on foul language. If I said what I’d like to about Glover, I’d have to “report abuse” on myself!


8 posted on 05/15/2011 4:33:06 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: RBW in PA
Gee, I wonder if physicians unionized against medicare payment cuts in Obamacare if Glover would march to support them??
9 posted on 05/15/2011 4:34:29 PM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: RBW in PA

Members of Obama’s Civilian Agitation Force certainly have a lot of time and money at their disposal. Are they full time at SEIU’s command and disposal, or do they have “real” jobs from which they can take leave as needed? Curious.


10 posted on 05/15/2011 4:35:24 PM PDT by Elsiejay
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To: Lazlo in PA

“There is no reason to walk away from it and most people seeing this offer will not have sympathy for these bums.”

Having the details of our school teachers’ compensation publicized here in NJ (no small thanks to Governor Christie) cost the teachers what little public support they had; nobody believes the jokes anymore about “underpaid teachers”. They have become NJ’s upper middle class, while private sector employees flee the state due to their cost.


11 posted on 05/15/2011 4:49:49 PM PDT by kearnyirish2
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To: Elsiejay

Members of Obama’s Civilian Agitation Force certainly have a lot of time and money at their disposal. Are they full time at SEIU’s command and disposal, or do they have “real” jobs from which they can take leave as needed? Curious.

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The big money that SEIU- and other big unions- come from public sector members, who are legion nowadays.

It doesn’t take much money to arbitrate disciplinary case as public employees are covered under civil service codes that already give them due process and the legislative passed budget tells the politicians how many staff at what rate of pay they can offer.

What else is there to do in public employee unions?

This leaves a decent profit for the union to “invest” in other activities like those at Pocono.

And that’s why the Wisconsin fight over union dues deductions is so personal ( I think if it was just reducing public employees pays, pensions or benefits, there wouldn’t be such a fuss).


12 posted on 05/15/2011 4:50:49 PM PDT by I_Like_Spam
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To: RBW in PA
...for a rally attended by "Lethal Weapon" actor Danny Glover to support Pocono Medical Center's service workers.M

Gee Danny, your career must be going swimmingly if you have time to show up at SEIU rallies in po-dunk towns. Did they at least pay for your airfare and accomodations?

I guess unemployment can be boring - you ridiculous Marxist turd.

13 posted on 05/15/2011 4:57:08 PM PDT by AAABEST (Et lux in tenebris lucet: et tenebrae eam non comprehenderunt)
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To: I_Like_Spam

A relative of mine is a SEIU member. She insists that all of her dues go into sound investments that will go into her retirement plan. When asked what the investments are, she has no idea - she trusts the union totally. Then she complains that the pension plan isn’t very good. Fool.


14 posted on 05/15/2011 4:57:59 PM PDT by NewHampshireDuo
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To: RBW in PA

Obama’s “Brown Shirt” army. Believe it!


15 posted on 05/15/2011 5:04:07 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: NewHampshireDuo

She insists that all of her dues go into sound investments that will go into her retirement plan

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Your relative is totally misinformed.

If she is in the union pension fund, that’s a separate poll of cash than the union dues and operations.

Most of the government employee types in the SEIU belong to government retirement funds and not the union pension fund.


16 posted on 05/15/2011 5:19:41 PM PDT by I_Like_Spam
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To: cripplecreek

The purple gang.

Red (communists)+ Blue (Democrat)= Purple (Seiu)


17 posted on 05/15/2011 5:27:18 PM PDT by gunner03
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To: Lazlo in PA
The hospital had offered a new three-year contract with 3 percent annual increases, a $9.50-per-hour minimum pay rate, a pension plan fully paid for by the hospital, and a health insurance plan under which employees contribute 10 percent of the premium.

As a former HR Manager, that is a solid offer in this economy. What does it take to make these people happy?
18 posted on 05/15/2011 5:30:49 PM PDT by MWestMom (Tread carefully, truth lies here.)
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To: MWestMom


As a former HR Manager, that is a solid offer in this economy. What does it take to make these people happy?

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In order to know the answer to that question, you have to know what the union promised the workers they could get when they got them to sign the cards and vote for the union in the representation election.


19 posted on 05/15/2011 5:38:53 PM PDT by I_Like_Spam
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To: RBW in PA

Returning home from work and traveling west on Rt 80 Friday, I passed a big purple SEIU mobile command unit with NY plates.

I flipped them the bird...:)

So that’s where the slime balls were going!


20 posted on 05/15/2011 5:42:10 PM PDT by alice_in_bubbaland (DeMint/Ryan 2012!!!!!)
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To: MWestMom

If you are familiar with the area where the hospital is located, $9+ dollars an hour plus benefits is really good. It is some cheap living up there.


21 posted on 05/15/2011 5:43:59 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

Cheap living in Stroudsburg PA? I’m a half hour away in the Belvidere, NJ area.

I assumed that with all the mega schools going up, due to the fact that half of Staten Island, NYC and Bergen County moving in, the taxes were skyrocketing.


22 posted on 05/15/2011 5:49:32 PM PDT by alice_in_bubbaland (DeMint/Ryan 2012!!!!!)
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To: I_Like_Spam
Glover, Raitt and Adnan Shrumji?

I think somebody proved it was him a couple years ago.

23 posted on 05/15/2011 5:51:23 PM PDT by txhurl
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To: Lazlo in PA

I live 12 miles from this hospital. I’ve even been hospitalized there one time. I’ll try not to ever go there again. But it’s not cheap here. The prices have been driven up steadily over the past 20 years by people from NYC and NJ moving out here. We are moving 600 miles south, where our property taxes will be about 1/10 of what they are here.


24 posted on 05/15/2011 6:34:33 PM PDT by Old_Grouch (almost 64 and AARP-free. Monthly FR contributor.)
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To: chris_bdba

Glover is almost as “RED” as Obama.


25 posted on 05/15/2011 6:50:29 PM PDT by LtKerst (Lt Kerst)
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To: I_Like_Spam

Lied to by the union and she won’t listen to any other opinion. Pathetic.


26 posted on 05/15/2011 7:33:33 PM PDT by NewHampshireDuo
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To: alice_in_bubbaland

You are fortunate that they didn’t shoot out your tires for that.


27 posted on 05/15/2011 8:59:56 PM PDT by Pining_4_TX
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To: Lazlo in PA
Wow. I just had my annual review - not one negative comment on it, superior worker in many areas and I got a 2.5% raise.

I pay close to $80.00 a month for individual coverage health plan. I put money in my savings plan which the company matches by half.

What are they whining about?

28 posted on 05/16/2011 3:21:57 AM PDT by 3catsanadog (If healthcare reform is passed, 41 years old will be the new 65 YO.)
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