Twin Cities security guards prepare for 1-day strike

  • Article by: Maura Lerner , Star Tribune
  • Updated: February 24, 2013 - 8:42 PM

With no talks scheduled, the union hopes walkout will bring companies back to table.

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bgmach3Feb. 24, 13 6:10 PM

Good! These folks are putting their lives on the line to protect bankers and others fortunes for minimal pay. Oh, wait! So what's new, aren't we all? Most sacrificing their lives, health and families for the wealthy. God bless America! The land of the rich and the politicians they have bought and paid for.

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basia2186Feb. 24, 13 6:39 PM

An entry level security guard position is meant to support ONE person. Want to support a family of four? Get a trade or a profession and both husband and wife should SAVE money for a few years so someone can stay home for a few months when the baby is nursing. Where on earth did this new progressive mindset come from? Socialism sucks. Has the INS run E-verify on the unhappy workers?

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bgmach3Feb. 24, 13 6:53 PM

basia216 What?

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turgidFeb. 24, 13 6:54 PM

Basia2186 - sound like somebody just realized they won't have a bunch of workers show up for 12.50 an hour tomorrow, hmmmm?

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DufferHFeb. 24, 13 8:37 PM

How many are getting the $12.50 an hour? This doesn't tell the whole story. Anyway, if you're going to strike, act like you mean business and put your jobs on the line -- not a meaningless one-day vacation.

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elementxFeb. 24, 13 9:01 PM

I work in security and I make almost $18/hr to sit at a desk, it's fantastic!

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supervon2Feb. 24, 13 9:25 PM

Remember P-9 Proud. American Crystal Sugar. NWA mechanics. Think twice.

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aaronmplsFeb. 25, 1310:09 AM

DufferH, the strike is one day to bring the companies back to the negotiating table. It is an unfair labor practices strike, meaning they are not striking specifically to fight for their bargaining offers, but because the companies have broken the law, which makes fair bargaining impossible. Unfair Labor Practice Strikes usually are for only a limited time, because legally they cannot be used to fight for an entire list of demands. They have a limited purpose so that's why they have a limited scope and length.

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jomdalyFeb. 25, 1312:02 PM

basia - Where is it written that an "entry level" security guard job is meant to support one person? I don't understand what you mean by "Where on earth did this new progressive mindset come from." Workers wanting a fair wage has been around for a long, long time. Next time you eat a ham think about how at one time you could raise a family working at a meat packing plant and now, your ham is on your plate via an illegal immigrant. BTW - I am white collar, but I was raised in a blue collar town.

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greg62Feb. 25, 13 2:55 PM

"Has the INS run E-verify on the unhappy workers?"______ Unions are a way for low skilled illegal workers to raise large families without gaining decent job skills. Let's save these jobs for American students and retired people looking to pick up a few extra bucks.

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