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Sat. 2:55pm: Protesters, non-union workers clash at racino site

March 23, 2013

NORTHFIELD (AP) — Police say they will increase their presence outside an Ohio racino construction site after a clash between union protesters and non-union workers building the facility....

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Mar-27-13 5:27 PM

featherhead, you don't have a mailbox but you have a PO box, yes you definitely have something in common with the low lifes, they usually have a PO box to avoid the bill collectors, welcome to their world, and by the way 35 years in the union and I now make triple the money, so much for you union world, let's make Ohio a right to work state and we can get back to employing those who really want to work, you however featherhead are excluded from gainful employment, stay happy in your fantasy world.

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Mar-27-13 1:46 AM

Oh, jonnyboy.. don't have a mailbox, and have direct deposit from employer. Do get a check for a rental but comes to my post box. See, pee-pee head your way off. You know what, I must be dumb, explaining this you!

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Mar-27-13 12:43 AM

0. 0 (___________). Jonny, the hard working toilet scruber!

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Mar-27-13 12:38 AM

jonatwat, Please don't fall in line with the other lame miserables with the " Oh your on government asst. or freeloading on the rest of us who like yourself 'claim to go to work' bus of jackoffs! I retrained, ended up working in same field, different service. I love it! Thanks for asking. Cheer up, maybe someday you won't have to scrub toilets, say that because you probaly get most of your useless information off the stall walls! I work variable hours little looser, thus the random hours of my silly comments. Travel a lot you see and well, a dumbass like you wouldn't understand. Thanks again for your concern, good nite!

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Mar-26-13 6:48 PM

So tell us featherhead, what are you doing now, on your 99 weeks courtesy of us who still have the fortitude to work every day. Do you get your free money paperless or do you actually have to walk to the mailbox to*****on that government teat??

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Mar-25-13 11:55 PM

USWA Mr.right? How bout that, respect fact. Was too, 20 +years. Didn't always agree with everything, but they secured a competitive wage and benefits for family and myself.

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Mar-25-13 11:50 PM

Mr. Right, Look, never claim all work places should be union! Do I agree with union in this story? Probaly not, I'd say No but there may be important details/facts left out, said earlier very vague story. My problem is with individuals who automatically JUMP on the Anti-Union wagon with little facts and understanding of a union shop. You make a valid point, and often do. Not enough room or time on this one! Just explain to lil jonnycakes, not to get his pink panties all twisted in his crusty crack!

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Mar-25-13 11:41 PM

Porta-Jonathon, not everybody works 9 to 5, then again not everybody has a job, you know all about that! Then again being a wining t w a t probaly consumes most of your day! Keep eye out for labor disputes at union shops, so you can slither under a gate scab!

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Mar-25-13 5:45 PM

Featherhead, instead of posting your drivel in the wee hours of the morning you should check the help wanted ads and try to get yourself a job, union shop or non union, wouldn't matter much but at least you could say you finally do have a job and can now get off the government's teat, YOU takers are ALL ALIKE.

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Mar-25-13 9:48 AM

I think that if you bid the job have the skills to do the job and win the contract there should be no issues with it. I think that if the union reps. were at the job site and harrassing the workers and extra security had to be called in due to that, then the union should have to pay for the security not the owner of the business nor the contractor. The job was bid out and won. The union needs to go back to the drawing board and figure out how to compete in the real world. The days of pocket lining are over. I really do think that the union is the reason big business left Ohio. Obviously the union has been having issues with getting union workers jobs so they need to change the way they do business and threatening people working should be against the law.

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Mar-25-13 8:41 AM

Featherstone: The private sector Unions have every right to commit suicide.

Remember(1992) Taylor Winfield-Mahoning Ave, well, the steelworker Brass went on strike and it lasted not 1 week, not 1 month but 1 year, Tell me what happened to all those great Union jobs.

Featherstone; I'm certainly not picking on Steelworkers- I used to be one--listen to this-Take a 20 year period from 1988 to 2008, the steelworker fat-cat leadership engaged in 828 strikes, absolutely killing great jobs in the midwest. The Union killed themselves along with thousands of good dues paying members.. It put them in the poor house.

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Mar-25-13 2:46 AM

Jonathon, by the way Daniel way ahead of you in intelligent comments! Good Luck finding a job jonnycakes, shouldn't be hard seeing you'll work for nothing, you a scab?

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Mar-25-13 2:23 AM

Usblues, in a perfect world the no work place would need unions. To much blame is aimed for corporate failure/ greed onto the worker who happens to be union. Union wages circulate more $$$$ back into local economies folks!

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Mar-25-13 2:09 AM

This story is very vague, I will say I DON'T AGREE WITH VIOLENCE to persuade, or intimidate in any work place. There may be a whole lot more to this situation. dstabt. Agree that NAFTA had major impact on unions, yes negative. Most union bashers are 1. Jealous. 2. Ignorant 3. Plain management and or wanna be management. Unions were formed for more reasons than bargaining wages, and NO NOT ALL JOBS SHOULD BE UNION, but until one works in a union work enviroment one has little idea what organized labor does!

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Mar-25-13 2:02 AM

John boy Walton Jonathon! Simple question, answered by a simpleton! Corporations /Buisness LOVE desparate fence hangers, yea work for less, Than I Deserve so some FATCAT can line their pockets! Smart, real smart.

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Mar-24-13 3:50 PM

"Why aren't they there protesting the non-union contractor's use of illegal alien labor?"

Simple, minorities vote Democratic. Democrats support the Unions, Unions support the democrats. Democrats want all illegals to get amnesty. Once they get that, they vote for Democrats. Democrats support Unions. Unions then get more members because illegals are now legal.

Get the picture? The unions will not complain about illegal workers, they are the future members and future vote for democrat candidates.

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Mar-24-13 3:34 PM

LIKE IT OR NOT NAFTA was the beginning of the end for all unions. What union members don't realize, is that while they are loyal supporters of the democratic party...the democratic president, Clinton is the reason for their struggle now.

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Mar-24-13 1:43 PM

The FREEDOM to join a union assumes that there is an equal FREEDOM not to join a union. So what's is their gripe?

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Mar-24-13 12:36 PM

The slaves are fighting amongst themselves while the Bourgeoisie quietly makes billions off their fighting.


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Mar-24-13 12:30 PM

Peanut brained union workers. Which situation is more pathetic, this or the situation at Phillips in Niles. Probably have to give it to what's going on in Niles.

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Mar-24-13 11:15 AM

Why aren't they there protesting the non-union contractor's use of illegal alien labor? I'd be willing to bet if they were that badly underbid, the work is being done under the table by illegals.

I know that the unions are all for legalizing these guys, but the last time I checked, hiring them is illegal and the owners could be fined for using them.

If the union doesn't report the use of illegals, they get what they asked for.

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Mar-24-13 10:46 AM

Typical dimocratic mob boss union "leadership".

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Mar-24-13 10:09 AM

There is likely more at issue than non-union labor being used on projects like this. Large, anti-union contractors 'import' their workers - who are largely less qualified in the building trades than their union counterparts - from out of state. This means that fewer Ohio workers are making wages to possibly get off of unemployment, pay their property taxes, pay college tuition, etc... It's usually the people who have little or no knowledge about unions who are the ones talking against them.

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Mar-24-13 8:46 AM

Low bid may not always be the best bid.Do the owners have to pay for the extra union police protection for the children that act up?

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Mar-24-13 8:44 AM

If the union labor was less then the non-union labor, don't you think the Racino owners would be using it? Again we see why unions don't understand the world we live in today.

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