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Old 2010-05-12, 05:29 PM
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sounds like it's time for ontario adopt right to work laws...
What do you mean by that statement??? We should be forced to work or make it illegal for us to strike??
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Old 2010-05-13, 11:23 AM
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Yup its true the carpenters/drywall union voted last week 97% in favor of a strike. There waiting for our union (drywall finishers) to vote on May18. Looks like were going to strike also.The strike could start as soon as May19th.
Any idea on how far apart they are? and how long you expect this to last, if they do in fact strike?
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Old 2010-05-13, 01:31 PM
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What do you mean by that statement??? We should be forced to work or make it illegal for us to strike??
http://lmgtfy.com/?q=right+to+work+laws
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Old 2010-05-13, 04:03 PM
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Any idea on how far apart they are? and how long you expect this to last, if they do in fact strike?
I know the drywallers and us Drywall finishers are very far apart from reaching an agreement.The last strike i believe was in 1995 and lasted 5 weeks.
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Old 2010-05-13, 05:11 PM
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I know the drywallers and us Drywall finishers are very far apart from reaching an agreement.The last strike i believe was in 1995 and lasted 5 weeks.
did you get a raise that was 10% higher than the first offer to compensate you for the 5 weeks of lost work?
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Old 2010-05-13, 05:33 PM
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did you get a raise that was 10% higher than the first offer to compensate you for the 5 weeks of lost work?
This time around, they want to cut big time from us. No raise. They also want to sky rocket the price of material we use(which we pay).
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Old 2010-05-17, 12:58 PM
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So what's the verdict?
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Old 2010-05-17, 08:34 PM
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Verdict is, we'll be voting tmr night. Then ill know if we strike or not.
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Old 2010-05-18, 01:43 AM
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odd how the trades always seem to go on strike in the summer when the weather is nice and they can take cash jobs on the side...

the only people who make money in a unionized environment are the union executives. they get paid whether the employees go on strike or not, and have no real incentive to negotiate a fair and reasonable settlement.

imho with the economy weakening and interest rates rising, take whatever is offered and be grateful you've got work.
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Old 2010-05-18, 11:30 PM
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so what's the verdict?
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