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Replacement workers force end to BMW strike

Original post made on Jul 29, 2008

After eight weeks of picketing along El Camino Real with no pay, striking service writers and mechanics at BMW of Mountain View have come to an agreement with owner AutoNation.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, July 28, 2008, 5:15 PM

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Posted by Unionworker
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jul 29, 2008 at 7:40 pm

And now AutoNation is installing a $200,000 video surveillance system, but of course they could not pay for our medical benefits. For those people who think that unions have no place in the United States of America, are just fools. Eventually, when the unions have all disappeared, who will you run to. LAWYERS HA! HA! HA! For those in the community who supported us while on strike, God Bless you all!


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Posted by hoq
a resident of another community
on Jul 30, 2008 at 4:56 am

What's "wrong" with the picture is that you stopped working and then walked out on your job, and now expect to be able to come back. For those of us not a part of the "Union Syndicate" - who don't throw tantrums when we don't get our way - the idea of refusing to work but demanding that your position be retained is ridiculous.


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Posted by unionworker
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jul 30, 2008 at 2:06 pm

Hoq-We know who you are! You are the one's that said why are the black people so upset about sitting on the back of the bus-at least we let them on the bus. You are the one's that say people with money are good and people without money are a drain to society. You are the one's that said what are the slaves complaining about. We give them a place to sleep and eat-what more do they want! Yeah! You and your elitest attitude. People that come in and take the jobs that do not like the union but do it for their own gain. These are the people you admire. Hitler came to power because of people like you!
Keep turning your head and thinking you have all the answers. You understand everything! Get the picture!!


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Posted by me
a resident of Castro City
on Jul 31, 2008 at 1:08 pm

if you ask me, none of you should get your jobs back. way to go on strike and put yourselves your families and the company through heartache, only to settle for less.....


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Posted by Unionworker
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jul 31, 2008 at 8:04 pm

We used our right to strike when we see injustice in the workplace. As if you care about my family, the company and me! You think we should be fired! Sounds like you should be in Beijing.


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Posted by me
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jul 31, 2008 at 8:40 pm

dumb


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Posted by me
a resident of Castro City
on Aug 1, 2008 at 9:53 am

you're right, i don't give a sh*t about you or your family! it was just a statement! i only care that my car gets fixed, and i hope to god it's not by one of you lazy a$$ settle for less strikers!


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Posted by the truth
a resident of Sylvan Park
on Aug 1, 2008 at 10:51 am

I love it -- his true colors come right out.

"you're right, i don't give a sh*t about you or your family! ... i only care that my car gets fixed"

A stereotype BMW driver -- so much less classy than the guys who fix their cars.


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Posted by Ali a Proud Union Member Chaper 173
a resident of another community
on Aug 1, 2008 at 6:25 pm

I have nothing but respect for the workers and their families that went out on strike at BMW & Mini of Mountain View. I am the wife of a Machinists Union member and a CSEA Union member myself and have been on the strike line before. It is a hard thing to go through, but very necessary. It is only the uninformed person who would attack a person for standing up for themselves and their fellow workers. We are a country that was found by people who were feed up with being mistreated and had the balls to say enough is enough.

I slaute each and everyone of the mechanics and service writers for saying enough and stick up for themselves.


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Posted by Unionworker
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Aug 1, 2008 at 8:01 pm

Thanks to the California School Employee's Association members' kind words of encouragement. It was very difficult to be on strike but very necessary for future contract negotiations. I think the next contract will go much smoother because of the respect that was gained by the strike.


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Posted by Rusty
a resident of Shoreline West
on Aug 4, 2008 at 5:37 pm

Rich getting richer, rest going backward. Story everywhere..


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Posted by Scab
a resident of another community
on Aug 15, 2008 at 11:37 am

"And now AutoNation is installing a $200,000 video surveillance system,That miney could be saved if they could trust you I would never think about ahving service done there


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