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Still no deal for BMW strikers

Original post made on Jul 18, 2008

It's their seventh week on strike, and so far technicians and service writers at BMW of Mountain View have had no luck getting corporate owner AutoNation to budge in negotiations.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, July 17, 2008, 1:53 PM

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Posted by Raging Grannies
a resident of another community
on Jul 18, 2008 at 5:15 pm

So why do the police think the strikers caused the vandalism? They offer no proof. No arrests either so what's up with that? They slander the good reputation of the BMW/Mini workers by venturing a guess (as does the spokeswoman in the last paragraph of this article)

Shame on BMW owners who are crossing the picket line to get their cars serviced when they could just as well go to another dealership NOT owned by Auto Nation nearby.

Mini owners may have a problem as there are fewer service centers for that car but in general we can say that BMW owners have little sympathy for the working man and woman, but will side with management because they are likely to be managerial class themselves.

Raging Grannies are union sisters, most of us having been members of CTA (teacher's union) CNA (nurses union) or AFL-CIO during our working careers.

Solidarity with workers everywhere!~

RG's from Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Mountain View and many neighborhoods.


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Posted by Ned
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jul 18, 2008 at 6:03 pm

It's not just BMW owners, The Raging Grannies should then be against all foreign automakers that put labor in the US auto industry out of work. Stand up and show your true communist colors!


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Posted by Eric
a resident of Shoreline West
on Jul 24, 2008 at 2:48 pm

Mountain View residents want to see the people in this city whether they work or live here treated fairly. Name calling is NOT what most of us are about, Ned.


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Posted by Sanse
a resident of another community
on Jul 24, 2008 at 8:34 pm

you assume the raging grannies actually live in MV