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Union OKs RJF contract

Week-long strike at Oak Grove plant ends

December 31, 2012

Some employees at RJF International Corporation’s plant in Oak Grove headed back to work Sunday evening, ending a strike that began Dec....

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Dec-31-12 7:26 AM

Stiff ur a complete fool! If that were u working tnere u might feel different, u just dont give a hang for anyone but the very rich! You will regret that someday.

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Dec-31-12 8:20 AM

Obamaland 2013-Many businesses plan to bring on more part-time workers next year, trim the hours of full-time employees or curtail hiring because of the new health care law, human resource firms say. The so-called employer mandate to offer health coverage doesn't take effect until Jan. 1, 2014. But to determine whether employees work enough hours on average to receive benefits, employers must track their schedules for three to 12 months prior to 2014 — meaning many are restructuring payrolls now or will do so early next year. "It will have a negative impact on job creation" in 2013, says Mark Zandi, chief economist of Moody's Analytics.

Obama then said on the Sunday talk shows that one his main objectives in his next 4 years is imigration reform.

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Dec-31-12 9:23 AM

irisheyes, How did the strike work out for the Hostess workers? One bullheaded union killed the whole company. RJF could have been right beside them in the unemployment line.

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Dec-31-12 10:05 AM

The workers finally realized their union leadership had hoodwinked them!! Wake up and just go to work, union members.

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Dec-31-12 10:29 AM

Rightwing baloney! Go pay homage to rush fools!

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Dec-31-12 11:26 AM

@workingstiff workers voted and this contract failed!!!! The majority voted this contract down! But since there was not a 2/3 majority the executive board was given the final decision, and our international had them vote beforehand and they are the ones who are responsible for all the losses!

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Dec-31-12 11:30 AM

@ hockeypuck: you clearly don't understand the situation and it is probably a waste of my time to even reply to your comment......but, in a sense you are right! Even though the membership voted to stand their ground, the international in a sense did "hoodwink" us with their last minute 2/3 majority baloney! Our membership stood their ground and it was a few on the executive board that made this horrible decision!

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Dec-31-12 11:33 AM

@newworld: Hostess has been in bankruptcy for years! They in no way are even remotely similar to this situation! This company in negotiations stated they were not "crying poverty"! They are not broke, this is just a way for the top earners to make more, while the hourly workers pay for their raises!

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Dec-31-12 11:39 AM

And also the great benefits that have talked about! They were not that great! But what we had is what we were fighting for! And all you workers "lacing up your boots and filling your lunch boxes to go to work for a company like RJF " plan on doing it for 1/2 the hourly rate! Higher insurance premiums! No job security! And no seniority ! I bet the line at the microtel for interviews will not be as long as you expect!

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Dec-31-12 11:45 AM

Actually now that I looked back it was workingstiff who made the comment about benefits, so to answer your question anyone getting hired at RJF in 2013 will do so for much less!

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Dec-31-12 4:47 PM

Unions had their place back in the day. There is no need now.

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Dec-31-12 7:26 PM

Realization: less Union representation, less taxpayers in the middle class, less parents sending their union fed and raised children into the world with a spirit of independence, less of them going to college and hoping for a better future. Less working poor depending upon government assisstance for thier basic food staples and healthcare. Less senoirs depending mainly on Social Security, which they paid for by the way, and more on their pensions, and savings bny making enough income to save a few bucks. So you see anti-union, less dependent upon big government folks. The top.01 to 1%, are relying on you to keep supporting their lifestyle, with your tax dollars subsidizing, the poor, and those not making enough to keep them above poverty levels. All the while the concentration of wealth keeps only coming to them. They have 1 word for you and those like you....SUCKERS!!!!

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Jan-05-13 8:01 PM

Ohioans for Workplace Freedom, investigate whose money is behind this movement, it is about labor wage suppression, but heck lets make Ohio a right to work state, and then like most southern right to work states, when the Buckeye state sends a dollar to Washington, it will get more than a dollar back. wonder how that affects debts and deficits, HMMMM?

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