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Crescent 10% increase

Bob Doyle

SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God
It is true that unions are among the most powerful of Congressional lobbyists. They write legislation they want to promote, and influence legislative bodies and regulatory agencies, but for the record, unions have never had their own regulatory power.

Regulation of enterprise is reserved for government, mostly through agencies created for the purpose. Your suggestion that unions can regulate, and that the only other alternative is for the free market to regulate itself, ignores the regulatory role of government, and its tremendous impact on free enterprise.
What? I am not saying that, and niether did my prior post say that.

I was saying that a nasty employer was not treating his non union employees well, and that Unions are there to protect the employees, by providing for a safe work site and regulations.

Your attempt at taking Jeff's position that the Union was somehow responsible for regulation and claiming that that was my position is not honest on your part. And I really don't think Jeff said that either. Why do you twist my words so much to match the narrative you want to promote?

My comment of the continuing need for Unions never said the union did the regulating. (Neither did Jeff) My comment was about foul employers and that their existence was the reason for the continuing presence of Unions.

Among the most powerful lobbyists? Really? So you're saying Big Pharma is a Union? Tobacco is a Union?

Come on Jim, you have been known to be able to eviscerate my posts with the truth, don't twist my words and then attack your twists as falsehoods on my part. I respect your opinion, but have trouble when you do this to my opinion.
 

Bob Doyle

SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God
Ouch, that's got to hurt.

http://www.bctgm.org/
Big Pharma and Big Tobacco refers to the owners of the companies, not the workers of the companies. So that the workers are unionized is a good thing. That the workers have a force to stand up for them is a good thing. The congressional lobbying by Big Pharma and Big Tobacco is not so that the workers get better working conditions but that the companies can get better patent protection, and eased testing requirements.

Big Pharma and Big Tobacco do not lobby congress on behalf of their employees, but on behalf of their profits. And to bounce it back at you Jeff, "it must hurt" that you are equating a union representing the workers as the same "union" that represents the drug companies.

But have fun with it :)
 

Jeff Rodier

SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God
Bob, I am glad you have educated me on the fact that union involvement makes products safe. I am on my last pack of cigarettes from a carton and was going to quit but your statements about unions have me believing there are no health concerns if I don't.



Back to mat board: Word on the street is there may be an agreement between Crescent and the union.
 

SusieQ

CGF, Certified Grumble Framer
Strike is over

Just spoke to the customer service department at Crescent and was told the strike is over and the workers came back today.

For what it's worth to those who are reading.
 

Bob Doyle

SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God
Bob, I am glad you have educated me on the fact that union involvement makes products safe. I am on my last pack of cigarettes from a carton and was going to quit but your statements about unions have me believing there are no health concerns if I don't.



Back to mat board: Word on the street is there may be an agreement between Crescent and the union.
So, this XMas I am thinking of printing out one of my posts, mounting the words, double sided on fome core and hanging them on a mobile. If you send me your address Jeff I'll send you one. That way you can watch my words twisting.

Maybe I'll try to etch them on mirror or glass. I saw a cool mobile hanging on a wooded path once that was made of long thin etched glass strips. Didn't read the words, but I got a feeling they were from someone that got tired of hearing others twist his words so he opted to do it himself. I'm getting there myself :)

Glad you're enjoying your smokes. Are you a loyal single company kind of guy or do you float to the cheapest option available? I stole a pack from a neighbor as a kid when I thought I was gonna try smoking. After that experience I gave up cigarettes. But then they had Newport lights. My dad smoked stogies. To this day I can abide the smell of cigarettes but enjoy the taste of a good cigar :) Haven't had one in ages, but like the smell. Yes, my fellow non smokers I admit to enjoy the smell and taste of burning feet in a leaf wrapper.
 

Frances M.

CGF II, Certified Grumble Framer Level 2
Re: the Crescent price increase

Now that the dust has settled, has Lifesaver updated their Crescent pricing yet? On my mat prices Larson has updated their prices but when I check the prices for Crescent they are not reflecting any increase so far. I know we can add the "L" and use the Larson list but by habit will no doubt forget so It would be useful to have the current Crescent list. (I ran an update today)
 

Mike Labbe

Member, Former moderator team volunteer
The vendors control their own updates, and broadcast them to the POS companies. The POS folks process these at least once per week. In the case of LifeSaver, I believe they get processed/posted Tuesdays and Fridays.

I haven't done an update since Friday, but i'll check our shop tomorrow.

Mike
 

GUMBY GCF

SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer
I talked to Wizard about their POS Friday. They said they were updating Monday today.
 
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