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Oregon Lottery workers to vote on joining union

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Ballots were mailed Monday to the homes of 307 Oregon State Lottery workers, to see if they want to unionize.

Workers can choose to empower Local 503 of Service Employees International Union to represent them for collective bargaining or to retain the status quo and have no union.

Lottery workers in the proposed bargaining unit have two weeks to vote. Their ballots must arrive at the state Employment Relations Board by 5 p.m. May 22.

Results of the vote will be announced the next morning, said Sandra Elliott, the elections coordinator for the board.

SEIU called the union vote in March, after submitting union-authorization cards signed by more than 30 percent of the proposed bargaining unit.

SEIU will prevail if it wins support from a simple majority of the people casting ballots.

Salem Statesman Journal

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Bethesda, Maryland
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Posted: May 9, 2006, 4:42 pm - IP Logged

5/9/2006

.................who cares??????????????


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    Posted: May 9, 2006, 4:52 pm - IP Logged

    If they vote to join a union, they should try to get OR to change Lose for Life to include a cash option, or to retire it.

    If they worked at Wal*Mart, they could forget about joining a union.

     

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      kent, washington
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      Posted: May 9, 2006, 5:03 pm - IP Logged

      i hope the union wins. plus i do care.

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        Posted: May 9, 2006, 5:20 pm - IP Logged

        If they vote to join a union, they should try to get OR to change Lose for Life to include a cash option, or to retire it.

        If they worked at Wal*Mart, they could forget about joining a union.

         

        5/9/2006

        How are you 'CASH N'CARRY......

        I agree w/you completely..........

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          Posted: May 9, 2006, 5:24 pm - IP Logged

          5/9/2006

          .................who cares??????????????

          Not sure why you post the date in your message. What?

          I've seen this kind of post before, where people say they "don't care" about a type of news story.  Is it really necessary to say that, especially when there are many people who DO care about the lottery industry?

          Are you going to make the same "don't care" comment about every forum post that you "don't care" about?  Roll Eyes

           

          Check the State Lottery Report Card
          What grade did your lottery earn?

           

          Sign the Petition for True Lottery Drawings
          Help eliminate computerized drawings!

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            Posted: May 9, 2006, 5:36 pm - IP Logged

            I could really boost my number of posts in the pick3/4 forums (I play neither) by posting about stuff I don't care about.

            Considering some states are privatizing their games (which I am against) I could see why they will unionize. I don't think they care about cash prizes so much as job security and health care costs. 

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              Posted: May 9, 2006, 5:40 pm - IP Logged

              I agree with Todd. I like to read about all the different kind of news stories relating to the lottery and if someone doesn't like the story posted, just move on. No need to comment, because like others have said, some people do care.

              Dance like no one is watching.

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                Posted: May 9, 2006, 6:03 pm - IP Logged

                5/9/2006

                .................who cares??????????????

                Not sure why you post the date in your message. What?

                I've seen this kind of post before, where people say they "don't care" about a type of news story.  Is it really necessary to say that, especially when there are many people who DO care about the lottery industry?

                Are you going to make the same "don't care" comment about every forum post that you "don't care" about?  Roll Eyes

                5/9/2006

                Todd,

                ........I always date my messages so that I can keep up with what I say and when I say it, and on what topics, which is helpful, when someone on the Board response to me, and I am not able to reply as soon as I would like.  This isn't causing any harm to anyone.  And, I date all my on-line messages, and postings on all Websites, all the time. You are the only one to ever ???

                .......I don't know what emphasis you are placing on my comment, but I am surprised. My comment wasn't beligerent, or nasty in any way....and apparently you took it out of context. Furthermore, I read  "comments" sometimes on the LP Forum, that come across as very sharp and abrupt to me, but I breeze over it, because it's possible to take things out of context, from what the person is actually expressing, and as long as they are not cursing or name calling, then let them have it.  Everyone, is entitled to how they feel. Be careful, not to take remarks or comments out of context, or make a fuss, when it's not necessary.......

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                  Posted: May 9, 2006, 6:43 pm - IP Logged

                  Libra926,

                  Your messages are already dated by Lottery Post.  The top of each message shows the date and time the message was posted.

                  Of course, you are free to include the date in each of your messages, I'm just not sure why you'd need to, that's all.

                  As far as your comments about the fact that you "don't care", hopefully you will just read what I wrote, and not make any more of it than that.  It sounds like you're not aware of the way your message about "not caring" comes across to those who do care about events and shakeups in the lottery industry.  It's something for you to think about...

                   

                  Check the State Lottery Report Card
                  What grade did your lottery earn?

                   

                  Sign the Petition for True Lottery Drawings
                  Help eliminate computerized drawings!

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                    Posted: May 9, 2006, 11:14 pm - IP Logged

                    as a menber of local  3  ibew..new york city...  unions are needed.without unions there wouldn't be a middle class.  the rich would own the places that we work in and the poor would be working for a two dollars an hour as the rich just got richer.like it or not unions made middle class working people. people say that unions only protect the guy thats sleeping at work, you don,t think that a person from management fell asleep at ones desk.yes it has its pro's and con's but what about a boss who comes to work one day and is in a bad mood.he or she fires a person just for looking at them the wrong way.without a union that person is just out the door like that.

                     i have two brothers that are in management and we fight all the time.they want to make two hundred dollars and hour and give the working guy two bucks an hour.unions watch what management does. management wants to live in a palace and let the working person live in a shead.

                      gocart1's avatar - lighthouse
                      ONEONTA,NEW YORK
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                      Posted: May 9, 2006, 11:29 pm - IP Logged

                      what about a guy who brings his or her kid to work.the kid starts in the mailroom for a week then in the next week the kid is foreman of the mailroom .the following week this same kid is a midlevel management.by the end of the year the kid is a CEO.this can and has happened in non union workplaces.it will never happen in a union workplace.i have worked in non union shops and thats why i went into a union shop.