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    Quote Originally Posted by PV4EV View Post
    One beef over here in the UK is that the average union tanker driver apparently earns £45,000 PA = $72,000 ...
    Why are you upset that they have negotiated for higher wages? This gets brought up all the time in the USA. "They make too much for what they do."

    Obviously when they don't truck around petrol, things get ugly. I personally think it is great that they make that much. More power to them.

    Now my CYA statement. I think Unions are vital. But do they get power hungry? Yes. Do they overstep their bounds? Yes. Do they ask for too much? Yes. But if you replace 'Union' with 'Corporation' you get all the same answers. It isn't perfect but it is better than the alternative.

    NOTE: I believe my employment requires me to not support unions, or advocate them, in places where I am doing work. So if you work for a company that I am doing engineering for, I have no opinion on unions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PV4EV View Post
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    EG, organise a photo shoot from a motorway bridge over the M45 (or some such) that shows both sides of the motorway devoid of ICE cars, and a dozen EV's driving each direction instead ! ...
    This is a brilliant idea. A high overhead shot of the normally full motorway with and identical shot next to it showing that the road fairly empty (like one dreams about when communing) with only cars that are fully electric.

    Caption should be subtle. Like "Electric cars are all that's left". Or" Electric cars have the advantage" or "Electric cars have it easy", or "Nothing but electrics left" or "The plugs have it" or a political take: "Only the left's electric's are left"


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    Quote Originally Posted by ElSupreme View Post
    Now my CYA statement. I think Unions are vital.
    I may incur Bonnie's wrath by taking this off the rails but I would modify your statement to say the private unions are vital but public unions should be banned. FDR himself said that public unions are dangerous and here we are, pension obligations bankrupting cities and soon, states.
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    I finally succumbed and put some petrol in the car tonight, after managing to do without it for two weeks. It was still at 142p/litre at the supermarket, more than 5p/litre higher than before the strike that wasn't. What thieves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dpeilow View Post
    I finally succumbed and put some petrol in the car tonight, after managing to do without it for two weeks

    What car were you fuelling ?



    Quote Originally Posted by dpeilow View Post
    It was still at 142p/litre at the supermarket, more than 5p/litre higher than before the strike that wasn't. What thieves.
    … how about this for thieving :-


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    ICEs are clearly unsafe - this will put a dent into sales.

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