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Careful, they read BGG and might show up at your house in the dead of night.
 
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Stay classy, Teamsters.
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Unions are pretty scummy overall, but I don't think any of them can compete with the Teamsters for bottom of the barrel.
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Oh come on! Didn't you ever see On the Waterfront? It's totally a tie between the longshoremen and the Teamsters.
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I am a Teamster, and I am appalled at this. The very idea of picketing a funeral, not to even mention the other garbage these people are doing, is shameful and disgusting.

I only came into the thread because I saw the title in the list of recent forum entries, and I honestly was more than half expecting to find some sort of parody, and hoping that the topic was not genuine.

Seeing where this travesty is occurring makes a little more sense; at its core, this would seem to be more a spinoff of "the Chicago way" than a Teamster thing.

Something like this simply couldn't happen here in the Mayberry area. Our local leadership would never order it, the stewards would never accept it, and the members would never show up.


[edit: added for clarity]


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does anyone REALLY want to choose a side between funeral homes and teamsters?
 
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does anyone REALLY want to choose a side between funeral homes and teamsters?


And not just any funeral home, but SCI. They aren't exactly a friendly 'family run' funeral home. Though given that they mostly buy successful funeral homes, and keep the original names on them, many customers don't realise who they are actually dealing with.
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Euroncrowseye wrote:
Iyana wrote:
Altair IV wrote:
does anyone REALLY want to choose a side between funeral homes and teamsters?


And not just any funeral home, but SCI. They aren't exactly a friendly 'family run' funeral home. Though given that they mostly buy successful funeral homes, and keep the original names on them, many customers don't realise who they are actually dealing with.


What's the issue with funeral homes here?


http://www.cbc.ca/marketplace/pre-2007/files/services/funera...

 
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If your source for the 'horrifying' behavior wasn't a wingnut E-paper it might be a more interesting story. Union folks picketing a corporation isn't really news in and of itself.

Side Note: I wonder how many folks go to that website mistakenly thinking it is 'Washington Free Bacon' only to be very dissapointed.
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I don't care what 'justification' there may be for the teamsters actions, this is obscene. OK maybe picketing funeral homes can be done ion a respectful and dignified way, but it seems that this bunch of wankers are trying to be offensive and objectionable.
 
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Euroncrowseye wrote:
Iyana wrote:
Altair IV wrote:
does anyone REALLY want to choose a side between funeral homes and teamsters?


And not just any funeral home, but SCI. They aren't exactly a friendly 'family run' funeral home. Though given that they mostly buy successful funeral homes, and keep the original names on them, many customers don't realise who they are actually dealing with.


What's the issue with funeral homes here?



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Altair IV wrote:
Euroncrowseye wrote:
Iyana wrote:
Altair IV wrote:
does anyone REALLY want to choose a side between funeral homes and teamsters?


And not just any funeral home, but SCI. They aren't exactly a friendly 'family run' funeral home. Though given that they mostly buy successful funeral homes, and keep the original names on them, many customers don't realise who they are actually dealing with.


What's the issue with funeral homes here?





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