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doubledman

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I would like to first start out and say that i am not new to unions as some might think on my last post. i hauled hazmat for 20 yrs that was also teamsters but had their own pension ,14 yrs in freight.Ok enough of that.Rules for voting back then were if u did not show up for a meeting u did not have a vote unless u had a proxy and gave it to your stewart. when we gave back in 2009 to yrc i was told that if u did not vote on a ballot u were counted as a yes vote and also a layed off person vote was yes if they did not send in ballot
i think if ballots where counted in union hall by union stewart and members present this would not happen.
 
Good post doubledman. The mail in format leaves to much room for distrust. I agree, the voting should take place at the hall and ballots counted in the presence of the members.
 
In order to vote, you must be a member in good standing with dues paid up( not more than 3 months behind). You can not be on a withdrawal. So if you are laid (not layed) off, and on a withdrawal, you can go and pay one month's dues and have your vote counted.
 
give the man a break.it would be easy for a brother to hear union stewart instead of union steward. any of us on here perfect? i know i'm not...
 
I see the point of this thread but im sorry to disagree .if you vote it is what ever box you check ,yes or no.if you do not vote it is exactly that . it is not a NO OR YES vote.
 
They don't make them like that anymore!!

I'm guessing you mean Donna Reed?

Pete Seeger - "Buffalo Gals" - YouTube



What is the origin of the song Buffalo gals won't you come out tonight?
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Answer:
Buffalo Gals originated as a tavern or drinking song sung by construction workers and others streaming into Buffalo, NY at the time of the building of the Erie Canal. Buffalo was the eastern terminus of the Canal. Buffalo Gals refers to the town prostitutes, drawn by the large concentration of men. The song implores these ladies of the night to come out and make themselves known to the men and ready to party (and sell sex).

Funny , isn't it. This song was published in many elementary school age songbooks of the 1950's. I know it was in my elementary school's songbook because we learned to sing it in class.

I seriously doubt that 99% of the school music teachers back then had any idea of the real meaning of the song. (Yes kids, back then there were music teachers that came around to the schools every week or so, to teach us to sing.
 
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What is the origin of the song Buffalo gals won't you come out tonight?
In: Music [Edit categories]
Answer:
Buffalo Gals originated as a tavern or drinking song sung by construction workers and others streaming into Buffalo, NY at the time of the building of the Erie Canal. Buffalo was the eastern terminus of the Canal. Buffalo Gals refers to the town prostitutes, drawn by the large concentration of men. The song implores these ladies of the night to come out and make themselves known to the men and ready to party (and sell sex).
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Good info thanks. I always wondered why the Buffalo dock men were singing that song on Friday nights! :smile:
 
There seems to be a fairly popular misconception out there that if one does not vote it is the same as voting 'yes'. I do not know where people get this idea but it is wrong. If 50% of eligible voters vote they decide the outcome. Period.
 
If a vote does come up, they will do it by a secret ballot and they will be checked and counted at one location with observers from Locals present.
This is a VERY strict process and there is no way it can be manipulated at all...If 10% voted, then 50% PLUS 1 would have made the decision for the other 90% that did not vote...I have observed 2 of them in the past and sent members who were carved in stone NO voters to others, and they come back and say the same....they may not have liked the outcome, but it was a very fair process for all that took the time to vote.......KK
 
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