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  •  How do you feel about Wall Street bonuses? (1+ / 0-)
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    gailwax

    When labor wants a long overdue raise, or improvements in workplace safety, there are howls of complaint from management proxies.

    So, let's cut to the chase, capsulized by this question: "Which side are you on?".

    Carbon di-oxide in the atmosphere is now 400ppm. That is a "Climate Cluster Chaos" of the worst order if there ever was one. (hat tip to JeffW for CCC)

    by Zinman on Mon Jul 01, 2013 at 09:26:37 PM PDT

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    •  What does Wall Street have to do with this? (1+ / 0-)
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      Rich in PA

      Wall Street companies aren't apart of the government.  BART is.  

      •  Wealth inequality (0+ / 0-)

        When labor wants a raise after years of none, where is the support for them? Nowhere, apparently.

        Wealth inequality has not been corrected, it has been rewarded and made worse. The titans of finance have been bailed out of their trillion dollar hole by putting the taxpayers on the hook to the tune of trillions of dollars, which means they have charged their losses to the average working stiffs in America compliments of the US Government.

        My point regarding the BART labor negotiations is that trillions of dollars have been taken from us, the taxpayers of this nation, to bail out the billionaire bankers from their losses while gambling, but now we are being asked to deny blue-collar working class people a tiny improvement in their wages and working conditions, which is hypocritical.

        I say, what is good for the goose is good for the gander. Let's pay our blue-collar BART workers the wages they deserve. And if there is any budgetary problem, then let's take it out of the hides of the trillionaires.

        Carbon di-oxide in the atmosphere is now 400ppm. That is "Climate Cluster Chaos" of the worst order if there ever was one. (hat tip to JeffW for CCC)

        by Zinman on Tue Jul 02, 2013 at 11:08:56 PM PDT

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