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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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swager

Feb-14-13 8:37 AM

A messge has already been sent. The union has been voted out, yes out by the employees in the previous years. They got tired of paying for nothing they couldn't get on their own.

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GrantMingus

Feb-14-13 9:40 AM

Not only did these SCUM BAGS (I'd put it in size 300 font if I could) cause a major inconvenience for anyone trying to get past Ventra yesterday, they apparently parked in the plaza on 2nd street and were shuttled down there. That is NOT a public parking lot and they took up most if it, those businesses had no where for their customers to park for at least an hour.

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qcityfan

Feb-14-13 9:51 AM

What a disgraceful, manufactured hit piece by none other than Larry Shields and the Salem News. Simply disgusting.

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dubfun

Feb-14-13 10:17 AM

I am not against unions, but Salem can't afford to lose 450 jobs. Salem is barely a drop in the bucket to someone like Khan. At the first sign of problems he is likely to pack up and move everything to Mexico. I'd like to hear the other side of the story from the Salem plant employees.

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ladybug

Feb-14-13 10:21 AM

Good .More wel-fare and food stamp reciept.

Good choice. Work for nothing or join the rest of the contry.

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ladybug

Feb-14-13 10:25 AM

Grand.Thats the tyrical attitude employers have for employees anymore. Scum bags,a # ,we can find a zillion people to replace you tomorrow

Management who can't manage their way out of a paper bag.

Just remember what goes around can come around,

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ladybug

Feb-14-13 10:27 AM

Taking a late lunch today too ? Or is the fun of running threw the line and com[plaining about it over ?

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slimdog

Feb-14-13 10:43 AM

Salem News now has 2 articals with interviews from the UAW why on earth wouldn't they find an employee who doesn't want the Union, somebody with good things to say about Ventra. OHH that's right is the Salem News they never get both sides of any story.

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ladybug

Feb-14-13 10:49 AM

Do you think an employee will stand up and exspress his feeling one way or another

I don't care one way or another. It's the attitude that all union people are less than human

All these big wages and benefits does not apply to everyone. Just like different pay scales in management.But i guess it easier blame all for a few.

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GrantMingus

Feb-14-13 10:53 AM

Managers that can't manager their way out of a paper bag, yet are somehow able to sign the paychecks every two weeks.

ladybug, I will no long address anything you say so long as you hide behind a screen name. If you can't stand behind what you're saying then you shouldn't say it.

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GrantMingus

Feb-14-13 10:55 AM

I do have one question though, are you making the claim that no one is making a good living if they aren't a union member?

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ladybug

Feb-14-13 11:02 AM

hire a monkey to sgn the checks,

really i could care less wiether you respond to me. I will still voice my opinion like it or not

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ladybug

Feb-14-13 11:07 AM

Show me where i made that statement.

I worked hard all my life .Did my job.Helped the co, as a manager and then a union person

I get tired of good hard working people who do their jobs getting put in a scum bag cat. or the 47 % the worthless rep. put us in,

Now thats it.

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Truth101

Feb-14-13 11:09 AM

Making $9.00 and hour after 20 years. Be glad minimum wage isn't $5.oo, youd be making $7.00.

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ladybug

Feb-14-13 11:13 AM

Union people for the most part are no different than anyone else,They go to work to try and support a family

Yes theres bad union people out there.But i never hear anyone complaining about the other side of the coin,

The unions did not create the mess where in today.Greed,Fraud and Poor decision making at ttop of some of these est, did.

Never hear about that.

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notSocialist

Feb-14-13 11:23 AM

" Good .More wel-fare and food stamp reciept.

Good choice. Work for nothing or join the rest of the contry. "

If they didn't think it was worth it, they wouldn't be working there, right, stinkbug?

And it's spelled 'country'.

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notSocialist

Feb-14-13 11:26 AM

"hire a monkey to sgn the checks,"

There's a lot more to running a business than signing checks.

Actually, the monkey job would be hanging the tubs on a hangar. Sound familiar?

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ladybug

Feb-14-13 11:32 AM

Didn't hang tubs <part time. Just think springs around the corner.

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ladybug

Feb-14-13 11:32 AM

Maybe they have no choice like you part time.

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ladybug

Feb-14-13 11:34 AM

Am Std . always looking for good people.Pass the drug test.Pick a job and start out at $9/hr.

God you'd get a raise right off the bat .

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ladybug

Feb-14-13 11:35 AM

Maybe you wouldn't have to wait a yr to get your mini 30

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AmericanMade

Feb-14-13 5:40 PM

swager, it is a well know fact that companies intimidate employees whom want to form a union and they could be fired for being enthusiastic toward the support of a union, so just because it was voted down does not necessarily reflect the contention of the workers.

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poolboy34

Feb-14-13 6:06 PM

It's a well known fact that the union was voted out and has been voted down. Also, according to people I know that work there it seems to be the overall opinion that they STILL do not want to unionize. Heck, go read the same article on the Mj website. Why don't the UAW and "supporters" just leave these workers alone?

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AmericanMade

Feb-14-13 6:39 PM

If there are no issues then why would management intimidate the big happy family?

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notSocialist

Feb-14-13 6:50 PM

" Am Std . always looking for good people.Pass the drug test.Pick a job and start out at $9/hr.

God you'd get a raise right off the bat . "

No, that would be a pay cut. Nor would I work anywhere that hired you, they must have very low standards.

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