Subaru technicians on strike?

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Guest, Nov 1, 2003.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    In the Trenton NJ area, I noticed that the Subaru technicians are on strike.
    Is this a local phenomenon, or is the strike national in scope?
    Guest, Nov 1, 2003
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  2. I'd guess local, since we don't permit unions to organize in Texas.
    no mas panzon, Nov 1, 2003
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  3. The Texas I live in certainly does.

    1 Lucky Texan
    Carl 1 Lucky Texan, Nov 1, 2003
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    Marcus Guest

    The half wit morons lurking in dealer workshops in my area (Scotland - UK),
    could never be described as technicians !!!!. Jeez, if they went on strike
    they would be doing people a favour.
    Marcus, Nov 1, 2003
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    1987 T-Bird Guest

    there are several unions in the Republic of Texas. maybe not as many in
    El Paso though. I think that strike might b n the local area of that
    state you are from. the ones here in the Amarillo area are still

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    1987 T-Bird, Nov 2, 2003
  6. Oh, I don't think so. Texas is a "right to work" state.

    Okay, maybe I should amend my original statement to be more clear.
    But tell me if you know of any big unions in Texas, what and where?
    The only union I ever knew of was a government employees union
    and that eventually resulted in a base closure! :-(
    no mas panzon, Nov 3, 2003
  7. Gads, I just bought my new Subie, I hope that doesn't describe the
    technicians HERE!
    no mas panzon, Nov 3, 2003
  8. There's two opinions that run contrary to my experience.

    So can YOU tell me about the plenty of unions in the state of Texas?
    Which unions and where? Texas has always been known as a "right
    to work" state that is not friendly to unions. I guess, and I'm only
    guessing here, that would be the reason unions are not successful in
    Texas, they can't force people to join, pay dues, or strike.

    But I would like to know about the unions you know of. Help me
    with that, will you?

    P.S. there has not been a Republic of Texas since 1846. Thought I'd
    bring you up to date on that! :) But I belong to the Sons of the
    Republic of Texas. Is that close enough?
    no mas panzon, Nov 3, 2003
  9. I'll leave it to you to do a full search, but my father was a member of
    and past officer in the Plumbers and Steam Fitters Union. The GM
    assembly plant in my town is certainly represented by the UAW. Pilots,
    flight attendants and maintainence workers at the airport go on strike
    occasionally, baseball players, concession workers at THE Ballpark. 3-4
    times during my employment in the oil exploration industry we underwent
    picketing (and more than one bomb threat) during Unionization efforts by
    the Ironworkers Union.

    enough said

    1 Lucky Texan

    Carl 1 Lucky Texan, Nov 3, 2003
  10. Yeah, I made my initial comment in too much haste. I should have
    taken more care and more thought before saying that. I have very
    good friends who were members and officers in the local Plumbers
    union, too. It's just that in Texas, the Unions do not have the upper
    hand, they can not force you to join or to strike, etc. I've always
    had a dislike for modern unions and their tactics, some of which
    you refer to below. Because of my personal feelings, I guess I
    just dismiss them and write them off. Thank heavens that I live
    in Texas where I couldn't be forced to join 'em all those
    working years!

    And now, back to Subaru business.

    no mas panzon, Nov 3, 2003
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    dvd8n Guest

    Is that the same dealer that I go to, I wonder. They never fail to screw
    something up.

    dvd8n, Nov 5, 2003
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