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Our business was approached to put one of these signs in our window and we actually felt insulted that we needed a sign to show that we support ALL people who patronize our business, not just the unions. When we stated that everyone is always welcome to patronize our business and always has been, we received a very negative response from the union rep. Of course we support all people who come into our business, but why do we businesses always have to CHOSE between one group or another? Its tough enough for ALL of us to make a living around here without having to always choose sides.
April 19, 2011 at 9:06 a.m.
i moved my family to the valley from out of state 15 years ago for what i thought was a great business opportunity. there were unions where i came from, but not this type of a strangling, stronghold that still tries to intimidate and rule this area. i really love the majority of my customers but when this valley continues to choose to not move on and stays true to it's union roots, it will continue to decline and become stuck in the past like it has since the steel mills went down. i am so sick of hearing people around here living in the past-make sure your kids are educated and the valley needs top notch tech jobs to survive-but that will never happen as long as the union continues to force their views on businesses that want to relocate here. no one wants to be told how to run their business-and most business owners try to treat people fairly. i know that i will get a ton of pro union responses-but let me tell you that all you need to do is drive less than an hour away and you will see that the rest of the world survives just fine without unions and is doing much better than we are here. i can no longer keep trying to run a business that cares about it's community and employees, but always has the union mentality hanging over our heads, so we will sell as soon as we can get a fair price. we are taking a huge financial hit, but i can't stand living in the past anymore.
July 12, 2009 at 10 a.m.