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Old 02-01-2007, 04:38 AM   #1
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Old 02-01-2007, 04:51 AM   #2
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This should be amusing.
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Old 02-01-2007, 05:04 AM   #3
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Grab the popcorn.
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Old 02-01-2007, 05:18 AM   #4
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Old 02-01-2007, 05:24 AM   #5
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So, union worker? Face it, HD is trying to STOP what is happening to GM from happening there at HD. Unions in this case get too bull-headed. If they would concede something now it will stop long term problems later. Like plants closing or lay-offs. Either of which are worse than the "tier 2" pay or making you pay for part of your health care.

Doesn't matter what the Execs make. They get paid for performance. They make the decisions that make the company money and if the reward looks lopsided then go back to school, get educated, land an Exec Job and benefit the same way.
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Old 02-01-2007, 05:29 AM   #6
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I heard an interesting debate about this. If the workers could do what the CEO has done, then why are they assembling bikes? If the CEO is smart enough to build the company to its present state, then he is worth the money. Where I have a problem is when a company is going downhill like Home Depot and the head man still gets a several million dollar severance package.
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Old 02-01-2007, 05:30 AM   #7
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Could it be that the CEO is the son of the Previous CEO, who is the son of the CEO before him........?



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Old 02-01-2007, 05:38 AM   #8
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Seems to me that the union folks do not appreciate a great health care benefit. Ned
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Old 02-01-2007, 05:53 AM   #9
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Let's take a look at the employment history in PA. It was once dominated by steel mills and coal mines. Very rich tradition of unions. I'd take me a quick look-see of just how many times-average-worker-salary the top brass of HD is making. The average mutiplier has jumped greatly in the last 30 years. Looks like some give and take will be occuring. Hopefully there will be more of an "us" attitude than a "we/they" but I rather doubt it. Companies have historically been blessed with the unions they deserve.
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Old 02-01-2007, 05:54 AM   #10
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Omigosh. Only $18.25 per hour for starting semi-skilled labor. Guarantees raises. Horrors. How eeevil Harley is.
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