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Resentment lingers at BMW dealer

Original post made on Aug 19, 2009

After a two-month strike last year allowed them to keep a union contract, albeit with fewer benefits and pay, a large group of workers at BMW of Mountain View say they are being squeezed out by their managers.

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Posted by anonymous
a resident of Shoreline West
on Aug 19, 2009 at 8:30 am

this is a common pratice with all companys SALES SALES!!! Have you called AT&T lately? The companys view are the same profits before service! Thay feel they are "servicing the customer" the poor reps like the service writers & mechanics are forced to upsell customers! Companies including AT&T don't want unions protecting employees!


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Posted by SkiBumLee
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Aug 19, 2009 at 9:10 am

Most non-union people do not understand that Union Jobs are the last stand on the eroding Middle Class. When the Middle Class does well Everyone does well!!! Support your peers that are in a union. Organize and join a Union - instead of being jealous of there Middle Class Wages and Benefits.


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Posted by Greg
a resident of Castro City
on Aug 19, 2009 at 7:06 pm

Does anyone really expect a different result when a family-owned business is sold to a faceless (and uncaring) corporate entity? Allison was once a fine business, friendly and responsible to the community they lived in. AutoNation sells virtually all types of cars and services at locations coast to coast. With the seemingly unstoppable trend toward large conglomerates, family-owned business are rapidly becoming a thing of the past. As they disappear so does friendly, honest customer service and treating employees like family. Here's one valuable tip: Once your BMW is out of warranty, RUN- do not walk- to one of our excellent local mechanics. Many of them are factory-certified, do a GREAT job, never try to "upsell", and charge about 2/3 of what you'd pay at the dealership!


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Posted by UJ
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Aug 21, 2009 at 11:08 am

This is great, unions are completely un-american and should be banished along with lobbyists.


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Posted by wtf?
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Aug 21, 2009 at 2:09 pm

Unions are completely Unamerican? How do you think we got the eight hour work day?