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Old 07-30-2008, 06:27 PM   #1  
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Default Fred Smith is being considered by John McCain...

...as potential VP pick. From PRNewswire via COMTEX July 30, 2008

The article goes on to say the pick is "beyond disturbing." "As a well-known lifelong union buster, Smith has a disgraceful record of stripping workers of their most basic right to organize and fight for a living wage." "...he doesn't intend to recognize any unions at Federal Express." Wow! Talk about being racked over the coals. Giddy-Up!
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...as potential VP pick. From PRNewswire via COMTEX July 30, 2008

The article goes on to say the pick is "beyond disturbing." "As a well-known lifelong union buster, Smith has a disgraceful record of stripping workers of their most basic right to organize and fight for a living wage." "...he doesn't intend to recognize any unions at Federal Express." Wow! Talk about being racked over the coals. Giddy-Up!

Thats right all those FEDEX employees would have much better off if he had never been born.
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...as potential VP pick. From PRNewswire via COMTEX July 30, 2008

The article goes on to say the pick is "beyond disturbing." "As a well-known lifelong union buster, Smith has a disgraceful record of stripping workers of their most basic right to organize and fight for a living wage." "...he doesn't intend to recognize any unions at Federal Express." Wow! Talk about being racked over the coals. Giddy-Up!
I have to laugh at the sort of naivety that believes any political affiliation has helped Unions in the last thirty years. We could face a far worse obamanation(or is it abomination-I lost my spell checker).

If Fred wins, I understand the new slogan will be painted on UPS and Fedex aircraft: "All Your Base are Belong to US"
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Thats right all those FEDEX employees would have much better off if he had never been born.
Being born is a personal choice ... sort of like having kids?
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You think he would be looking at someone much younger.
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You think he would be looking at someone much younger.

I hear Ted Stevens may be available soon ...

Nevermind, you said YOUNGER !

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Wouldn't that "speed bump" he ran over some years back create an "image" problem?
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I have to laugh at the sort of naivety that believes any political affiliation has helped Unions in the last thirty years. We could face a far worse obamanation(or is it abomination-I lost my spell checker).

If Fred wins, I understand the new slogan will be painted on UPS and Fedex aircraft: "All Your Base are Belong to US"
Another ignorant pilot who dismisses the destruction the Republican party has wrought on the nation's pilots. Compare the Reagan, Bush I and II years to the Clinton years. Contract concessions and union busting accompany the Republicans whereas the Clinton years saw the highest salaries and the elimination of B-scales.

McCain presidency: Hello Baseball Arbitration and cabotage. Wake up!

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"Another ignorant pilot who dismisses the destruction the Republican party has wrought on the nation's pilots. Compare the Reagan, Bush I and II years to the Clinton years. Contract concessions and union busting accompany the Republicans whereas the Clinton years saw the highest salaries and the elimination of B-scales. "

Oh Yeah. Big Bill really did a lot for the APA when they tried to exercise their legal right to withhold their services didn't he? Pilots are screwed no matter who wins in November. It's will just be a matter of how we will be violated and which orifice will be used. If McCain wins at least he will have a Democratic Congress to deal with if he tries to change labor laws. With Obama he and his buds in Congress will be in our pockets quicker than a french kid on the Metro in Paris. Pick your poison this election if you ask me..
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"Another ignorant pilot who dismisses the destruction the Republican party has wrought on the nation's pilots. Compare the Reagan, Bush I and II years to the Clinton years. Contract concessions and union busting accompany the Republicans whereas the Clinton years saw the highest salaries and the elimination of B-scales. "

Oh Yeah. Big Bill really did a lot for the APA when they tried to exercise their legal right to withhold their services didn't he? Pilots are screwed no matter who wins in November. It's will just be a matter of how we will be violated and which orifice will be used. If McCain wins at least he will have a Democratic Congress to deal with if he tries to change labor laws. With Obama he and his buds in Congress will be in our pockets quicker than a french kid on the Metro in Paris. Pick your poison this election if you ask me..
The President gets to make appointments to the National Mediation Board, otherwise known as the people who decide how long your negotiations go and whether or not labor deserves to be given a fair shake. They also get to make appointments to the courts. Under McCain, you can expect more 5 year labor negotiations and manilla envelopes full of money showing up in the inbasket of anti-labor Mediation board members. Under McCain, you can expect more Bankruptcy Court shenanigans where labor and contracts and employees don't mean bupkus compared to the need for Executive Management just having to keep that bonus or those thousands/millions of shares of new stock when they are reissued.

Under Obama, you can at least ensure that you will still have a job worth going to.
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