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Typical union "leader". Everything is the republicans fault even though the dems control everything.
Either clueless, or just a liar.

"We're all riding on the Hindenburg, no sense fighting over the window seats"-Richard Jenni

America Increasingly Looks Like A Developing Nation As 30% Of Americans Rapidly Approach Poverty, Or Are Already There
Vincent Fernando | Jan. 25, 2010, 8:24 PM | 7,573 | comment
http://www.businessinsider.com/30-of-america-approaching-poverty-2010-1
A shocking report from Brookings exposes just how massive America's poverty problem is. While substantial reductions in poverty were made during the 1990's, America's poor have been rocked by the dual economic downturns since 2000.

The result is that poverty grew at twice the rate of U.S. population growth from 2000 - 2008, and now encompasses 39.1 million Americans.

Finally, this bad news has likely become far worse already. This research doesn't include 2009 since full data hasn't come out yet. When it does, expect a huge up-tick in poverty rates given since that's when the real brunt of the recent crisis hit 'Main St.'.

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The GOP's been anti-union for decades.

Pink Slip

The Unions have been anti-business since their beginnings.

This guy is my new hero. People complain about the listeners of WSPD, but this guy has me beat. He makes a ton more money and throws out more b.s. than I could in a month of shows.' And this is from three years ago.
■Richard Trumka, Secretary-Treasurer of the AFL-CIO and second in command under President John Sweeney, has held his office for more than a decade despite multiple ethical clouds swirling above his head. Trumka was implicated in an illegal scheme to fund Teamsters President Ron Carey's reelection campaign with union dues. Rather than give an accounting of his involvement, Trumka repeatedly pled the Fifth. When he invoked his Fifth Amendment rights to avoid appearing at a Congressional hearing in 1998, the Congressional report noted: "Trumka remains the second highest ranking official at the AFL-CIO despite an AFL-CIO Ethical Code provision holding that officials who assert their Fifth Amendment rights are deemed 'unfit to hold union office.'" The New York Times editorialized: "Refusing to testify on grounds of self-incrimination may be acceptable in a criminal trial, but it hardly instills confidence in his leadership of the AFL-CIO."
These salaries are fat cat status compared to mine. John Sweeney President $ 291,718
Linda Chavez-thompson Executive Vice President $ 241,307
Richard Trumka Secretary-treasurer $ 233,260
Robert Welsh Ex Assistant To Pres $ 184,642
Jonathan Hiatt General Counsel $ 179,472
Bradley Burton Executive Asst To S/t $ 174,505
Jerald Zellhoefer European Representative $ 169,846
Phillip Fishman Assistant Director $ 165,680
Jose Alvarez Regional Director-ne $ 164,081
David Watson National Field Rep $ 159,626

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He makes a ton more money and throws out more b.s. than I could in a month of shows.' And this is from three years ago.

Fred please don't underestimate yourself you throw enough BS to keep up with this guy.

United Auto Workers, Teamsters Call Toyota 'A Danger to America'

Labor, Environmental and Consumer Activists Take Protest to Japanese Embassy

WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Teamsters General President James P. Hoffa and United Auto Workers (UAW) Vice President Bob King joined representatives from labor, environmental and consumer groups outside the Embassy of Japan in Washington today to call on the Japanese government to hold Toyota accountable for waging an attack on thousands of good-paying jobs in the United States.

In addition to endangering 5,000 middle class jobs in the carhaul industry, Toyota is also planning to close its New United Motors Manufacturing Inc. (NUMMI) assembly plant in Fremont, CA, which will mean a loss of up to 50,000 jobs at NUMMI and suppliers and other supporting businesses.

The delegation delivered a letter from UAW Vice President Jimmy Settles and Hoffa to Prime Minister of Japan Yukio Hatoyama following the speaking program. In the letter, the leaders of UAW and the Teamsters expressed concern that Toyota's plan to abandon workers and communities will negatively affect America's perception of Japan, and calls on the Japanese government to meet with them and with Toyota management.

King, who was representing UAW President Ron Gettelfinger and Settles, told the crowd that California led the nation in "Cash for Clunkers" sales in 2009, and that Toyota sold more cars under this program than any other auto maker.

"It's outrageous that the number one-selling car in Cash for Clunkers was the Corolla, the car that is manufactured in the NUMMI plant. After receiving more money in this bailout program than any other company, Toyota is turning its back on American workers and American taxpayers by closing the plant in the state where they sell the most cars in the U.S., shipping these jobs to Japan, and then importing the cars back to the United States for sale," said King.

"Toyota management is seeking to move work from auto transport companies that have delivered their new cars and trucks for decades," Hoffa said. "The loss of this work could lead to the destruction of the largest auto transport companies in the country and the loss of thousands of good, middle class jobs. Toyota promised to support American communities; they're instead threatening the very types of good jobs that our communities need in this time of economic crisis."

"Toyota's plant closure plan in California has betrayed American workers and exhibited a disdain for our federal programs like cash for clunkers that directly and handsomely benefited Toyota," said Dr. Brent Blackwelder, President Emeritus of Friends of the Earth US. "Toyota's decision to shift production to Japan will dramatically increase shipping miles to California for its new vehicles and is inconsistent with a worldwide effort to reduce carbon footprints."

Toyota is likewise losing the trust of the American public by abandoning its commitment to safety and being less than forthright about some of its problematic vehicles, said auto safety advocate Sean Kane, president and founder of Safety Research & Strategies.

"The now well-publicized sudden acceleration problem with some Toyota and Lexus vehicles has actually been festering for a number of years, but Toyota neglected the issue," said Kane. "Now it's trying to repair its image with a series of recalls that few believe will actually repair the many vehicles affected. It's pretty clear that there are a multitude of defects contributing to these unintended accelerating incidents that, unfortunately, have resulted in deaths and injuries."

"The Toyota Fremont, CA NUMMI plant is where the popular Toyota Corolla and Tacoma pickup truck are made, and it has among the best productivity and quality of any assembly plant in the U.S.," King said. "Abandoning this facility and endangering tens of thousands of jobs is a betrayal of Toyota's promise to support communities, and a betrayal of its workers, middle class American jobs and our economic recovery."

SOURCE International Brotherhood of Teamsters; United Auto Workers

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Classic comedy from the unions. We don't want a plant that's non union to open and operate.....wait, you're closing the plant?.......we want you to keep it open you are hurting the workers...

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NUMMI workers are members of the UAW. They have been represented by the UAW since NUMMI began production in 1984.

There's a city full of walls you can post complaints at

That's even better than I could have hoped for then. So now the scenario is this- The UAW unionizes a Toyota plant...they bash foreign automakers, don't allow them to park in UAW lots, and tell members not to buy foreign cars........plant closes.....union complains. BRILLIANT!!!!

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NUMMI is not a Toyota plant. It is a NUMMI plant, a partnership between Toyota and GM using unionized labor to produce cars in the same fashion as Toyota does in it's wholly owned plants. NUMMI workers have always been represented by the UAW.

If you can't grasp this simple concept of a joint partnership, I suggest you look into some 100-level business classes at Owens.

There's a city full of walls you can post complaints at

Foolish Fred want's everyone to work at non union low wage employment. He constantly whines and bitches about anyone that makes a wage greater than his. He wishes all a substandard lifestyle and then complains when 43% of us can't afford to pay federal taxes. He buddies up to a naive police union president to attack the former mayor then turns on his so-called friend when his show calls for a ratings boost of angry ditto heads by attacking the police wage and benefit package. You can't trust the rabid radio station they will turn on you in a instant. Let that be a lesson learned by those who work for a living.

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Japan's 'cash for clunkers' to allow U.S. cars
http://www.usatoday.com/money/autos/2010-01-19-cash-for-clunkers-japan-c...
By Sharon Silke Carty, USA TODAY
DETROIT — The Japanese government on Tuesday agreed to let American-branded cars participate in the government's "cash for clunkers" plan, a move that could momentarily boost U.S. makers' tiny sales there.

Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry made the announcement Tuesday that the program will be "non-discriminatory."

"In fact, about 43% of the imported vehicles are currently qualified for this program," the agency said in a statement.

The Japanese auto market remains almost completely protected. Imports — not just from the U.S., but from all other nations producing cars — account for just 5% of overall sales. South Korean automaker Hyundai said late last year that it was exiting the Japanese market after selling just 764 cars from January to October of 2009.

"Japan still remains the most closed automotive market in the world," says Charles Uthus, spokesman for the American Automotive Policy Council. "We hope Japan's willingness to address this issue is a sign of future cooperation to remove additional non-tariff barriers, including currency manipulation."

Japan's economic stimulus program is similar to the U.S. cash for clunkers program that helped boost sales here last summer. It provides grants to buyers who trade cars that are at least 13 years old for more fuel-efficient models, but until Tuesday was valid only on the purchase of Japanese car brands.

That prompted Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to raise U.S. concerns with the Japanese government. Congress has held hearings on the matter and was pressuring Japan to open the program to U.S. makers, threatening to sue the country under World Trade Organization rules.

Japanese carmakers were big winners in the U.S. cash for clunkers program, selling roughly half of the 677,000 vehicles purchased through the rebate offer, which gave consumers up to $4,500 off the price of a fuel-efficient vehicle.

The Japanese concession is mostly symbolic. General Motors, Ford (F) and Chrysler export only about 2,000 vehicles a year to Japan, and less than 40% will qualify for its clunkers program.

"It's not going to be a huge impact for our automakers," says Jeff Anderson, director of consulting and analytics for Experian Automotive. "It's political appeasement, rather than something that will drive real sales volume."

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http://www.pbs.org/moyers/journal/01292010/watch2.html
AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka joins Bill Moyers on the JOURNAL to talk about why he thinks labor remains relevant, how labor has fared thus far under the Obama presidency, and the role he envisions for unions in the future.

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Yes! Those AFL-CIO leaders make a lot more than I do! BUT...add all of the salaries together, and they amount to less than the salary of one Vice President at General Motors...probably the Vice President who decided that gas guzzlers were the wave of the 21st Century!! And, as I recall, the AFL-CIO didn't get one red cent of bailout money. And, add to this the financial institutions that are sitting on hundreds of billions of our dollars, and are paying out bonuses by the billions, while not making loans for small business people and home owners...

Right! Let's blame all of America's problems on the unions! Private sector union membership is down to about 6-7% of the workforce...but let's continue to blame the unions for all of America's woes. Remember back to the 1960s? Unemployment fell below 4% and private sector union membership was about triple what it is today. Conservatives got their wish! You've killed the unions! You're exterminating the middle class in America! How's that working out for our economy?

Unions only exist to grant some dignity and respect to workers and to insure that the economic "pie" is divided up in a manner that is somewhat fair. Corporate greed and inept management are the root issue. The recent economic meltdown sure as hell was not caused by unions, it was caused by corporate greed. Fools who continue to point at the American labor force as the problem probably need to get an education in economics and how our standard of living is impacted by a multitude of factors. As is the case most of the time people form "uninformed" opinions and then spout them continuously. If we as a nation do not support our own people, we have a problem. Our standard of living is the benchmark that others strive for. Before you form an opinion, travel to one of these countries where our lifestyle is being outsourced to, if that doesn't give you a different perspective you have your head in the sand.
Before you start atacking union workers examine the history of their formation, and also look at what is happening in our country. Look at what has happened employment wise in the last few years. Everyone want's to bitch about union workers making too much money. What has happened in our very small city since the manufacturing jobs have dissipated? Get a clue, "we have met the enemy, and he is us".

http://www.jobvent.com/clear-channel-radio-job-reviews-C4150?searchType=...
Working at Clear Channel Radio — Reviews by Employees
Average Ratings (Based on 20 Reviews)
Category Avg
Total Average -10.85
Pay -2.2
Work/Life Balance -1.5
Respect -2.3
Career Potential/Growth -1.65
Benefits 0.2
Location 1.7
Job Security -1.9
Co-worker Competence -0.35
Work Environment -2.85
Love It: 4 Hate It: 16

Reviews of Jobs at Clear Channel Radio
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From Tucson, AZ — 01/29/2010
Category Rating
Pay -3
Respect -5
Benefits -4
Job Security -5
Work/Life Balance -5
Career Potential/Growth 2
Location 3
Co-worker Competence -2
Work Environment -5
Employee quote:
"Poisonous atmosphere fostered by corporate. Overworked, underpaid, incompetent ego-driven management."

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Officers and Executives
http://www.marketwatch.com/investing/stock/CCO/execpay

Paul J. Meyer $1.88M CEO, Geographical/President, Geographical

Mark P. Mays $2.48M CEO/Director

Kurt A. Tingey $627,540 CFO, Geographical/Executive VP, Geographical

Randall T. Mays $2.47M CFO/Director

Franklin G. Sisson, Jr. $659,073 Executive VP, Divisional

Laura C. Toncheff $824,951 General Counsel/Executive VP, Geographical

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Jobs at Clear Channel Broadcasting, Inc.

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Vice-president-online Music & Radio Clear Channel Broadcasting, Inc. $250,000 New York, NY, 10001 (03/2005) Salary Details
Marketing Consultant/account Manager Clear Channel Broadcasting, Inc. $200,000 NEW YORK, NY, 10001 (07/2007) Salary Details
Sales Manager Clear Channel Broadcasting, Inc. $200,000 San Antonio, TX, 78209 (07/2007) Salary Details
It Manager Clear Channel Broadcasting, Inc. $66,950 SAN ANTONIO, TX, 78201 (10/2003) Salary Details
Market Research Analyst Clear Channel Broadcasting, Inc. $60,000 Miramar, FL, 33023 (01/2006) Salary Details
Graphic Designer Clear Channel Broadcasting, Inc. $41,523 San Diego, CA, 92101 (08/2006) Salary Details
International Tax Accountant Clear Channel Broadcasting, Inc. $40,000 San Antonio, TX, 78201 (04/2002) Salary Details
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Market Research Analyst Clear Channel Broadcasting, Inc. $39,900 Miramar, FL, 33023 (06/2005) Salary Details
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Tax Accountant Clear Channel Broadcasting, Inc. $36,000 San Antonio, TX, 78201 (04/2002) Salary Details
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Graphic Designer Clear Channel Broadcasting, Inc. $34,224 San Diego, CA, 92101 (08/2003) Salary Details
Account Executive / Media Clear Channel Broadcasting, Inc. $32,500 West Palm Beach, FL, 33401 (10/2005) Salary Details
Account Executive / Media Clear Channel Broadcasting, Inc. $32,500 West Palm Beach, FL, 33401 (10/2005) Salary Details
Market Research Analyst Clear Channel Broadcasting, Inc. $30,000 Miramar, FL, 33023 (05/2002) Salary Details
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When one totals the salaries of the top ten executives at the national AFL-CIO as listed by Fred, the Hayes brothers EACH make a higher salary then ALL TEN of the top AFL-CIO leaders. And Paul Meyer, BY HIMSELF, makes almost the identical amount in his salary as these same TOP TEN do TOGETHER!!

"When one totals the salaries of the top ten executives at the national AFL-CIO as listed by Fred, the Hayes brothers EACH make a higher salary then ALL TEN of the top AFL-CIO leaders."

Dalepertcheck exactly! When Wolfman smells Right Wing BS his superhero persona compels him to correct the evil! ;-)

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Here's a great Abbott and Costello routine about union loafers...obviously, A & C didn't think much of unions either. Link below for routine
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FY1xaoJPdek

Reality is that this nation was in much better shape when we had a much more heavily unionized work force. The unionized work force made the U.S. economy the envy of the world, and made the U.S. the wealthiest and most powerful nation in the history of the world. The unionized work force created a working class that ballooned the size of the middle class. The large middle class was the heart and soul of consumer spending that fueled that powerful economy.

Whatever you do, Kooz, don't argue facts! Let's pick up a 60 year old comedy routine as "evidence" instead!!

BTW Kooz...I'm old enough to remember Abbott and Costello. I loved them!! Even though I was quite young, I was not naive enough to believe that the comedy routines they did were real life. I understood even then, that the point of comedy is to exaggerate real life to the point where people find it to be funny. And you take this as some form of truth? How profoundly sad!!

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