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  1. QuiGon

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    Here's hoping management can find some good, old fashioned union busters to beat workers until they come back to work.
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    I know a couple of dealers and a maintainence person who works there, all of them do not like the way Foxwoods is run, their pay and the cuts they have had to endure. The big bucks have not trickled down to the blue collar workers, that has been well documented in a number of articles in newspapers.
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    Well, I've got my own opinions about Unions. I'm sure they wouldn't be too popular in here. I think Unions are similar to the UN. A great idea gone wrong.

    Here's Al Shanker, longtime president of the American Federation of Teachers from 1974 to 1997. His view on the interests of school children:

    “When school children start paying union dues, that 's when I'll start representing the interests of school children.â€
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    That's no excuse not to blame the workers.
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    I knew a maintenance guy and a couple dealers when I was living in RI... the dealers have it easy compared to the maintenance people because at least the dealers make a living wage... I would rather make $4 and hour from the company plus $15 an hour in tips (all tips are pooled then divided amongst the dealers then put in the dealer's weekly paycheck) than be one of the maintenance people making $7.50 an hour...
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    Well, what do you expect? Just like a CEO's responsibility is to the shareholders, a union's responsibility is to its members. I think unions HAVE gotten out of hand, but that's because of all the laws around them. Unions need to be treated like the free market entities they were meant to be. Companies shouldn't be forced to negotiate with them, but if they don't they risk the wrath of their workforce walking out. I don't see how one could make unions completely go away.
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    Nor is it a reason to blame them either, people have a right to a living wage.. even the well paid dealers @ 30K a year have difficulty living in this area and raising a family. There is a lot of money coming in there, but not very much gets passed on to the rank and file.

    Unions exist for the employees represented, Teachers unions are concerned with teachers not students, Police unions are concerned with Police Officers not criminals, Correctional officers unions are concerned with CO's not prisoners.. on an on..
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    I wouldn't want them to go away. I feel they do serve a purpose. My only problem with them is that they've become far to greedy & powerful. If you look at american car manufacturers, their Unions are a major reason why they virtually bankrupt. I just think that ethics and common sense have been lost somewhere. It's too bad too.
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    That's not a problem unique to unions. CEO's, corporate boards, and shareholders have also lost ethics and common sense somewhere, but with them it's excused in the name of the free-market. Unions are just another piece of the free-market.
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    I was facetious, couldn't you tell from the voice I was using? :)
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    I hope they are successful.


    A family friend works for Mohegan so we usually go there instead. The only time I'll go to Foxwoods is if I've got a hankerin' for a Fuddruckers burger.
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    As I mentioned before, I think Mohegan is far and away the nicer casino... problem is, Mohegan doesn't have a poker room - they used to have one and supposedly they are building a new one... but for now, whenever I want to play poker it has to be Foxwoods.
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    I wouldn't piss in either Casino. I hate them both. :D
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    If that casino got to keep the same cut as the Mass lottery, then the guy who takes the gum and cigarette butts out of the urinals would drive a Benz. Until that happens I'm all for workers choosing to bargain collectively.
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    I wonder what Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse would think about all this?
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    I have never been to either one and I don't intend to ever go. Know what you are in life is my motto ... I'm a donater :mad: ... a good donater at that. I was a great donater:mad: in my younger days at Lincoln Greyhound Park playing the puppies....I got married...and my donating days were over.;)
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    No sh!t daniels. The MASS Monopoly Lottery takes in a cool $1.2 Billion and pays out about $700 million. Where's that half a billion dollars at? Talk about some fat cat croniism going on.

    State lottery is a total joke. I hear that incredibly evil commercial on the radio where the loser dude with the soft voice tells people to buy lottery tickets because they help pay for schools, put more cops on the street, and help save the children. I find it funny that the state will try to sucker people into gambling, while they arrest people for doing the same. Whats worse is the vast majority of lottery patrons are the poor. Anyone else find that a bit messed up?

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