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UAW, supporters rally outside Ventra

February 14, 2013

SALEM— Over 100 United Auto Workers and supporters attended a rally outside Salem Ventra, calling for the Pennsylvania Avenue plant’s owner, Flex-N-Gate Corp., to do better by its employees....

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Feb-16-13 2:53 PM

If Ventra employees are happy with what they have what justification is there for the UAW to stick their nose in. These workers are not part of their union and they should not be any of the UAW's concern. I think they have overstepped their bounds.

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Feb-15-13 7:15 PM

Sure lets pay 10 a week so all the union guys can go on nice vacations ! MYOB

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Feb-15-13 5:37 PM

The NLRB dismissed the Michigan case against Ventra, Flex-N-Gate, so qcity, what about your Obama appointee therory now. I guess each case is judged on it's own merits.

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Feb-15-13 5:03 PM

If the Supreme Court does take this case and upholds the lower courts ruling then that would mean not just President Obama, but every President who has used intrasession appointments is guilty of over reach, this would include, both Bushes, Clinton, Reagan and countless others.

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Feb-15-13 4:50 PM

qcityfan, the 285 recess appointments I cited earlier were so-called "intrasession break" appointments not between sessions appointments, exactly the same as Obamas. President Reagan alone had 232 recess appointments, 36 of which were "intrasession appointments." Like I stated the courts decision was purely political and has major ramifications, this will probably go all the way to the Supreme Court. If you read the courts decision, they discuss the validity of of their authority to rule on a case that is an interpretation of the Constitution and acknowledge that it sets the defense up for an appeal.

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Feb-15-13 4:32 PM

These unions have become so wicked and obsessed with power and control that they don't even realize how they are walking themselves into unemployment lines!

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Feb-15-13 4:29 PM

The same contributing UNION rhetoric that drove the big plants out of Philadelphia and has flushed that city down the toilet!

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Feb-15-13 4:25 PM

Flex-N-Gate Texas, LLC (16-CA-027742, et al.; 358 NLRB No. 76) Arlington, TX

People use your brains God gave you. Google this. Bring up the entire case. READ it carefully and closley. Look at what pathetic crap this was over. The moans and whines of intimidation. Shame shame shame on Ventra for even attempting discipline those employees flipping the bird at them. How dare they invoke such intimidation tactics.

NOW shoot your eyes across the street to the parked circus across from Ventra and somebody explain to me who is intimidating whom?

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Feb-15-13 12:58 PM

Wouldn't have anything to do with the fact all the judges where stupid ,play the game republicans

supreme crt. time.

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Feb-15-13 11:56 AM

"...a federal appeals court on Friday overturned President Obama’s controversial recess appointments from last year, ruling he abused his powers and acted when the Senate was not actually in a recess.

The three-judge panel’s ruling is a major blow to Mr. Obama. The judges ruled that the appointments he made to the National Labor Relations Board are illegal, and hence the five-person board did not have a quorum to operate.

But the ruling has even broader constitutional significance, with the judges arguing that the president’s recess appointment powers don’t apply to “intra-session” appointments — those made when Congress has left town for a few days or weeks. They said Mr. Obama erred when he said he could claim the power to determine when he could make appointments.

“Allowing the president to define the scope of his own appointments power would eviscerate the Constitution’s separation of powers,” the judges said in their in their opinion.

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Feb-15-13 11:41 AM


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Feb-15-13 11:26 AM

Recess appointments have always been made, unfortunately these were NOT recess appointments, which is precisely why the federal court correctly ruled that these appointments are illegal, which then follows that all their rulings over the last year are void. It was the appointments themselves that were "political", not the court's decision.

Try again.

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Feb-15-13 10:38 AM

Phoenix.Where not talking about all these other presidents Their lies and Bs they got away with,

GB,DC mired us down in a war we didn't need .But do you hear McCain and L.Graham carrying on over that. 4800 lives,40000 + wounded Several trilluion in debt. No lets just continue to hold things up in washington. Better yet time for another 10 day recess Someone said they only worked 4 out of the last 19 leg weeks of 2012

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Feb-15-13 10:28 AM

Well Ns it seems for a guy who has basically accomplished nothing has no troulbe critizing everyone else.

And by the way i was considered a very good worker in both places.But of course no working at a real job .You wouldn't understand..

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Feb-15-13 10:09 AM

Don't worry NS they don't hire retards or B.Kissers

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Feb-15-13 10:07 AM

I talked to several of those employees yesterday.

They said all they do down there is bicker and fight ,complain But won't stick together.

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Feb-15-13 10:05 AM

Truth : We seen how good he was when got canned from the city.

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Feb-15-13 10:04 AM

Instead of one worker making $40 to 45 kPaying taxes and buying things.

You replaced them with 3 part time minimum wage jobs paying very little if any

Most get gov, asst. Good plan qucity.

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Feb-15-13 9:59 AM

Your right> Instead of unions we now have minimum wage ,no benefits jobs .Where workers qualify for food stamps.

The jobs lost at eljer with decent pay takes 3 wal-mart jobs to fill in the void.

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Feb-15-13 9:56 AM

You wouldn't work there becuase it would involve doing real work.

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Feb-15-13 9:39 AM

KsBug79. This is what needed posted yesterday.

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Feb-15-13 8:52 AM

People, it was an informational picket!! Maybe the people at Ventra are statisfied with their status there. Flex-n-Gate owns many plants around the world. Some are not treated well by their management. It's not up to anyone on this blog to decide the fate of the employees at Ventra. It's up to them. Go find something else to do today!!

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Feb-15-13 8:31 AM

qcityfan, That u.s.appeals court decision was pure political, these exact same type of recess appointments go back well over 150 yrs. As a matter of fact, under the courts decision 285 recess appointments made by Presidents between 1867 and 2004 would be invalid. w w w . telegram . com / article / . . . / 1052

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Feb-15-13 5:21 AM

Go ask Philadelphia how the union strong hold is working out for their city. It is crushing that cities economy. Job growth opportunities are on a downhill decline. The city's budget alone just with city unions demands have destroyed the city's revenues and it is going down the toilet fast. Philadelphia communities, are literally falling apart because of unions. It had become so notable nationwide that it is being investigated.

A study alone by the National Right to Work Committee examined reports and found that, from 1975 to 2009, there were 143 incidents of union violence in the city of Philadelphia. Police are actually separating themselves from those unions to try and curb the crime that is growing from those unions.

People you can continue to beat drum that unions are vital, Unions at one time in America was a good thing and that is an undeniable fact, today, they are out of control. That is why the union numbers are shrinking and not growing.

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Feb-14-13 11:34 PM

"President Barack Obama violated the Constitution by making appointments to the federal labor board without Senate approval, a U.S. appeals court said in a ruling that calls hundreds of board decisions into question and may extend to the head of the new consumer finance agency."

*******w w com/news/2013-01-25/obama-nlrb-recess-appointments-unlawful-court-says.html

Now there's some real 'Truth101'.

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