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Dondilion 02-16-2016 10:42 AM

Video:Carrier employees reaction to their layoff, jobs moving to Mexico.
 
The linked video shows the reaction of the Carrier workers to the news that their jobs are going to Mexico.

Additionally Cenk Uygur offers some insights:

The company, United Tech did not have to do that -
It made big profits.
It got a lot of incentives from government.

The government has leverage which it has not used.
United has billions of Federal contracts.

My personal view: I am appalled by the lack of grass roots reaction from people and the Dems in particular.


Well, well, the sucking sound continues. :mad:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M3-s72NToTw

Oerets 02-17-2016 08:13 AM

What?? Indiana went "Right to Work""(for less). Just goes to show what happens when you weaken Unions.

BTW.... I lost a great job at GTE in 82 to Mexico. This has been going on for a long time.

Barney

Dondilion 02-17-2016 10:04 AM

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Originally Posted by Oerets (Post 302260)
What?? Indiana went "Right to Work""(for less). Just goes to show what happens when you weaken Unions.

BTW.... I lost a great job at GTE in 82 to Mexico. This has been going on for a long time.

Barney

But the Democratic Party which is supposed to be the "Union Party" is a pussy.

It has no street credibility. Not even a demonstration...some civil disobedience...waving of flag and occupation of an office or two.

Boreas 02-17-2016 10:37 AM

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Originally Posted by Dondilion (Post 302274)
But the Democratic Party which is supposed to be the "Union Party" is a pussy.

It has no street credibility. Not even a demonstration...some civil disobedience...waving of flag and occupation of an office or two.

What do you mean by "Democratic Party"? Do you mean the rank and file Democratic voters or elected Democratic legislators? Which of these groups should be occupying what offices?

Dondilion 02-17-2016 10:52 AM

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Originally Posted by Boreas (Post 302276)
What do you mean by "Democratic Party"? Do you mean the rank and file Democratic voters or elected Democratic legislators? Which of these groups should be occupying what offices?

Demonstrations organized by elected members and or officials of the party.

Tom Joad 02-17-2016 10:59 AM

"Now Main Street's whitewashed windows and vacant stores
Seems like there ain't nobody wants to come down here no more
They're closing down the textile mill across the railroad tracks
Foreman says these jobs are going boys and they ain't coming back,
to your hometown"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z6LABdHtkUA

Boreas 02-17-2016 11:02 AM

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Originally Posted by Dondilion (Post 302277)
Demonstrations organized by elected members and or officials of the party.

Um.... wow.

donquixote99 02-17-2016 11:47 AM

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Originally Posted by Boreas (Post 302279)
Um.... wow.

Your reaction shows how unaccustomed we are to the very idea of a activist leftist party that mobilizes popular support as a source of power.

Boreas 02-17-2016 12:07 PM

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Originally Posted by donquixote99 (Post 302284)
Your reaction shows how unaccustomed we are to the very idea of a activist leftist party that mobilizes popular support as a source of power.

No, it shows a reluctance to accept the legitimacy of elected representatives or appointed party officials organizing riots and illegal occupations of private property.

We already saw that in Florida back in 2000.

Dondilion 02-17-2016 01:19 PM

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Originally Posted by Boreas (Post 302288)
No, it shows a reluctance to accept the legitimacy of elected representatives or appointed party officials organizing riots and illegal occupations of private property.

We already saw that in Florida back in 2000.

There are peaceful and non violent ways available to protesters which can be used to galvanize public opinion.

However the Democratic leadership is aloof to the serious issues affecting its union class especially the class associated with manufacturing.

With NAFTA and now TPP, the leadership is saying why get involve with job retaining issues.


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