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Union bigs face rank and 'bile'
NY Post ^

Posted on 12/08/2011 8:17:33 AM PST by Gomez

Workers outraged at Caribbean junket

As union bosses continued livin’ it up in the Puerto Rican sun yesterday, municipal workers getting soaked by New York’s cold rain were livid that their hard-earned money was funding the leaders’ Caribbean “convention.”

“There goes our union dues!” fumed a furious Local 3 electrician. “They paid for that junket with union dues.”

“I’ve worked for 10 months in the last two years. I’m getting laid off at the end of the year,” the electrician railed. “I have no use for the union. All I see is waste, corruption and hypocrisy.”

At an Upper West Side firehouse, a member of New York’s Bravest, who was working in the rain, said in amazement, “We’re all based here in New York anyway, so why would they spend all that money on going someplace else? They could have just had it here.”

The New York State Public Employees Conference was wrapping up its annual six-day fiesta at the Caribe Hotel in San Juan — where union bosses were poolside sucking down one last $9 beer and soaking up a few more rays.

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


TOPICS: Government
KEYWORDS: employees; nyc; public; spending; taxes; union; unions; waste

1 posted on 12/08/2011 8:17:36 AM PST by Gomez
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To: Gomez

“All I see is waste, corruption and hypocrisy.”

and that’s just the part you actually see.


2 posted on 12/08/2011 8:19:45 AM PST by WOBBLY BOB (Congress: Looting the future to bribe the present.)
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To: Gomez

Unions are theifdoms these days. They especially never belonged in government anywhere.


3 posted on 12/08/2011 8:22:55 AM PST by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: Gomez

1%!


4 posted on 12/08/2011 8:29:04 AM PST by SoCal Pubbie
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To: Gomez
...municipal workers ...were livid that their hard-earned money was funding the leaders’ Caribbean “convention.”

Where they should really be directing their anger is that their union dues were used to campaign for Obama and the Democratic slime that only care about themselves. Wake up, you're being taken for a big ride union pawns.

5 posted on 12/08/2011 8:29:12 AM PST by Harley (Will Rogers never met Harry Reid.)
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To: Gomez

“I have no use for the democrat party. All I see is waste, corruption and hypocrisy.”


6 posted on 12/08/2011 8:30:27 AM PST by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: Gomez

Suck it up and pay your dues comrade, you’re owned and ruled by criminals of your own choosing.


7 posted on 12/08/2011 8:34:40 AM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it. (plagiarized))
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To: WOBBLY BOB
to the guy complaining about not working much and getting laid off - HAHA!! (insert Nelson pic).

He helped to create the situation, electing allll those Rats that unions are married to, the Rats trashing the economy, the unions bleeding the industrious and finally, the union bosses even taking the small amount of work that would be generated in setting up a meeting at a convention center to somewhere else.

How's THAT hope and change treating you fools?

8 posted on 12/08/2011 8:37:03 AM PST by NativeSon
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To: Gomez

In spite of this Union workers just don’t get it.


9 posted on 12/08/2011 8:39:02 AM PST by Logical me
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Submitted for your approval: UFCW Local 23.

They suck $50 a pay or more in dues from grocery store clerks who are typically making a couple of dimes above minimum wage. They work 35 hours a week or more but due to slick wording in the contract are considered “part time” and get no benefits.

Meanwhile the union moved its headquarters out of the old Strip District produce market section of Pittsburgh, and next to a golf course in an upscale development in the distant suburbs.


10 posted on 12/08/2011 8:42:13 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Gomez

“My union boss went to the Carribean, and all I got was this lousy t-shirt”


11 posted on 12/08/2011 8:43:37 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Gomez

Well, they’re definitely “livin large” lol


12 posted on 12/08/2011 8:52:57 AM PST by rockrr ("I said that I was scared of you!" - pokie the pretend cowboy)
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To: Gomez

“why would they spend all that money on going someplace else? They could have just had it here.”

If “here” means the Javits Convention Center, it’s cheaper to fly everyone down to a Carribean Resort, hold the convention, and fly them back. Cause of the Javits Center labor costs. They’re all union, you know.


13 posted on 12/08/2011 8:54:09 AM PST by Flash Bazbeaux
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To: Flash Bazbeaux

No it is not the cost, it is that the little people might here what the leaders are planning.


14 posted on 12/08/2011 9:11:53 AM PST by Ratman83
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To: rockrr
Well, they’re definitely “livin large” lol

LMAO! The last time these two missed a meal? Never!

"Paging Captain Ahab...two white whales are beached nearby."

15 posted on 12/08/2011 9:14:39 AM PST by Night Hides Not (My dream ticket for 2012 is John Galt & Dagny Taggart!)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

You union thugs vote for these bastards and promote their crap. You get in bed with rattlesnakes knowing what they are and do. Don’t bitch when they bite you. Especially with that chunk of union dues coming out of each paycheck—YOU ASKED FOR IT.


16 posted on 12/08/2011 10:27:53 AM PST by sarge83
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To: sarge83

Not calling you a union thug Wobbly.


17 posted on 12/08/2011 10:28:42 AM PST by sarge83
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To: Navy Patriot

Not exactly true many of us live in closed states where the only jobs that pay well without a degree are in union factories.WE have no choice it is either pay or don’t work.This is home for us we don’t want to leave and with unemployed here high there is no other choice.


18 posted on 12/08/2011 10:34:52 AM PST by chris_bdba
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To: sarge83

” You are known by the company you keep:”. If you keep electing these known “Blood Suckers:” you are going to get just what you deserve.


19 posted on 12/08/2011 10:44:55 AM PST by BooBoo1000 ("Think for yourself")
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To: sarge83

” You are known by the company you keep:”. If you keep electing these known “Blood Suckers:” you are going to get just what you deserve.


20 posted on 12/08/2011 10:44:55 AM PST by BooBoo1000 ("Think for yourself")
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