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County, union settle labor grievances

April 16, 2014

ESCANABA — An agreement has been reached by Delta County and union representatives regarding grievances filed after the laying off of six county maintenance and housekeeping employees late last yea....

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Retiredandhappy

Apr-16-14 12:52 PM

All this grief and expense in the name of nepotism.

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esky49

Apr-16-14 2:18 PM

So the union just agreed to allow the county to continue past practice of subcontracting their work. What union official in their right mind would agree to that? Why would the employees agree to it? Am I missing something?! And, they don't want highly compensated employees (maintenance director & asst. director) shoveling snow, and changing light bulbs or toilet paper. If this is the case, why are the health department supervisors changing toilet paper and shoveling snow. Doesn't the county pay those supervisor wages also?

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Blazer422

Apr-16-14 4:46 PM

Key words, Contract out to lowest bidder: that is what is in the best interest of the tax payers of this county and that is what should be done for services.

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frogleggs

Apr-16-14 6:49 PM

Who makes up the difference for these $80 BILLIONS of dollars

- you and me

- legal, wage-earning American Citizens

- we pay directly and indirectly with

- a lower standard of living

- increased taxes at all levels

- in every way the rich and their corporations can thrust upon our backs

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frogleggs

Apr-16-14 6:50 PM

WHO - then is left to foot Government, Social, and Economic Infrastructures ?

- bills these people have abandoned any responsibility to pay for ?

WHO PAYS THE BILLS

- not the rich,

- not the republicans,

- not their corporations . . .

- not the american Legislative Exchange Council

- - they’ve claimed themselves to be of all things, an

- - “educational charity” for IRS tax purposes.

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frogleggs

Apr-16-14 6:52 PM

This is all money that could be re-circulating at home, the so-called economic multiplier effect.

- helping middle-class and poor Americans live the stolen American Dream, because

- union people and

- most wage-earning people have a track record for the last thirty, forty years of spending between

- 100% and 135% of their revenues.

This is NOT THE CASE WITH THE RICH AND THEIR CORPORATIONS .

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frogleggs

Apr-16-14 6:52 PM

Never mind that these same self-serving rich and their corporations evaded paying taxes in

- off shore TAX HAVENS EVERY YEAR,

- a sum of money running higher than EIGHTY BILLION, that’s

- $80,000,000,000.00 dollars every year,

- and growing larger every year into the foreseeable future.

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frogleggs

Apr-16-14 6:53 PM

Since the Reagan years,

- the rich

through their AMERICAN LEGISLATIVE EXCHANGE COUNCIL, ALEX,

- has gone about building ways and means to privatize for profit purposes, the entire taxpayer supported public arena.

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frogleggs

Apr-16-14 6:54 PM

We’ve heard those words before,

- beginning with the Koch brothers and their endless diatribes emanating out of the bowels of their

- american legislative exchange council, ALEX,

- where the rich, and the republicans have but two agendas:

- pay less taxes

- explore and privatize the public coffers to profit their bottom line and off shore tax shelter evasion schemes,

- where the rich and their corporations have abandoned legal, wage-earning, AMERICANS, in their quest to turn over new sources of revenues after their great crusade to dislodge legal, wage-earning Americans from their jobs, and at the end of the day:

- failed to produce business expansion in the way they had envisioned.

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frogleggs

Apr-16-14 6:54 PM

“Key words, Contract out to lowest bidder:

that is what is in the best interest of the tax payers of this county and that is what should be done for services.”

Not always.

Spoken like a true republican .

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lovesummer

Apr-16-14 8:10 PM

For the love of God, frogleggs, shut the heII up!

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Whizzywhig

Apr-16-14 8:29 PM

lovelysummer

sounds like your god speaks trash thru your mouth

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frogleggs

Apr-17-14 8:51 AM

LovelessSummernites,

Give serious thought about closing YOUR piehole,

until you have something available and debatable.

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frogleggs

Apr-17-14 8:52 AM

By way of contrast, lovelesssummer,

- a few rich people and

- just a few more than 100 of their richest corporations

- have been able to SOCK AWAY over $80 BILLION DOLLARS EACH YEAR and

- will be able to SOCK AWAY more EVERY YEAR into the foreseeable future . . .

- with their TAX EVASION SCHEMES.

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frogleggs

Apr-17-14 8:53 AM

THIRTY BILLION DOLLARS, ran a whole war for the rich and their corporations.

The money came from the pockets of

- wage-earning,

- Legal American citizens, working at all sorts of hourly jobs.

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frogleggs

Apr-17-14 8:56 AM

- like go to university,

- party,

- join frats,

- join sororities

- drink,

- smoke dope,

- use dope,

- be a dope - aka george dubaya

- enter the workforce for their rich parents and do nothing, comparatively, for their exorbitant pay,

- while drafted American soldiers in Vietnam

- got less that $170.00 a month, the chance to be killed

- while rich kids and their parents sunned themselves on the beaches of the world's richer class

- all the while over 58,000 Americans died for nothing,

- another 153,000 were injured,

- maimed or otherwise scared for life.

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frogleggs

Apr-17-14 8:57 AM

FYI:

People bristled when Walter Cronkite announced on the CBS evening news that

- the Vietnam War was costing Wage-Earning Americans

- $ 30 BILLION dollars a year.

and, at the height of the VIETNAM WAR,

- the rich and their corporations had over

- 500,000 son’s and daughter’s of wage-earning Americans,

- fighting in their stead and for their corporations,

- while the son’s and daughters of the rich were too busy,

- had other things to do,

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frogleggs

Apr-17-14 8:58 AM

Hey loveless summer nites …

Do you have an idea how much

- $ EIGHTY BILLION DOLLAR IS,

- that’s $80,000,000,000.00 a year?

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esky49

Apr-17-14 9:24 AM

Frog, you need professional help, a hobby, or both. We all know whiz is the only one who has the patience and idle time to read your posts. (and we all know frog & whiz are one in the same) Can't speak for other posters, but I wouldn't mind knowing your opinion(s). Just can't bring myself to wade through all the $*!% to figure it out. Gotta agree with lovesummer on this - shut up if you can't manage a concise post. Repeating yourself over, and over, and over, and over, and over, and over in the same story does not make you right (annoying yes, correct no)

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BravesRock

Apr-17-14 10:10 AM

Frog/Cheese/Whiz feel that the answer to every question or issue is that it is the fault of "the rich, the republicans and their corporations." Have a flat tire on your car? Blame the rich. Dog threw up on the floor during the night and you stepped in it when you got up? Blame the rich. Bet they are the ones who are making it snow in April, too. Froggy and his pals/alter egos are extremely annoying but harmless.

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givemeabreak

Apr-17-14 11:35 AM

Yes cheesyfrogwhiz -take your rants to the coffee table at the senior centers. Please and thank you.

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frogleggs

Apr-19-14 11:40 PM

To claim

- that the rich,

- the republicans,

- their businesses and

- their corporations

reflect the values of

- legal, wage-earning,

- taxpaying, American citizens,

is about as naïve and useful

- as the snot you expunge from your lungs and nose

- whether individually or collectively

- in concert

- liquidate from your orifices on your one good day . . .

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frogleggs

Apr-19-14 11:43 PM

Bravesnot,Eskie69,Brakesnot,

All of you

- individually or collectively,

- are not, have not, and

- will not, now or in the future

- have the individual and collective cognition

- to refute, or debate

- intelligently,

- any of the facts

- I’ve presented,

- collected by and from more authoritative sources

- than the toilet tissue resources

- you have examined, studied and

- cite as your basis of fact . . .

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