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Lottery Electricians picket in Boise

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HoLeeKau's avatar - YheaShea
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Posted: September 6, 2014, 11:10 am - IP Logged

I wonder if this is why I've been having so much trouble with the vending machines lately?  One ate a five a week or two ago, and one ate a dollar just yesterday, and I had decided to go back to using live clerks.  Even with play slips they manage to find a way to mess it up occasionally, but at least you don't have to hunt someone down to fix the problem, then have them look at you like you are lying about what happened.  Unhappy

 

From the Idaho Statesman

The nine electricians demonstrated Friday in front of their employer, Intralot Inc. at 1050 W. River St.

The electricians are represented by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 291 in Boise. Local President Mark Zaleski said that changing the workers' shifts during contract negotiations broke labor laws and that the electricians wouldn't work on lottery terminals until Intralot changed back to their original shifts.

"The changes are impacting their lives, whether it's picking their kids up from school or going to church or whatever else," Zaleski said.

Representatives from Intralot's Boise office and corporate headquarters in Georgia declined to comment.

Lottery spokesman David Workman said the matter is between Intralot and its employees. The strike wouldn't interrupt the lottery, he said.

"People will still be able to buy Powerball tickets for the (Saturday) jackpot," Workman said.

Zaleski said a prolonged strike could affect lotteries.

"(The electricians) are the backbone of the lottery system," Zaleski said. "If calls for repairs came in right now, no one is going to take it."

Four of the electricians work in and around the Treasure Valley. Two work around Coeur d'Alene. Idaho Falls, Lewiston and Twin Falls each have one worker

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    Posted: September 6, 2014, 2:03 pm - IP Logged

    Union electricians striking?

    Shocking!

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      Posted: September 6, 2014, 2:38 pm - IP Logged

      Two potatoes are standing
      on the street corner. One is a
      prostitute...

      How can you tell which one is the prostitute?


      It's the one with the little sticker that says...

      I - DA - HO

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        HoLeeKau's avatar - YheaShea
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        Posted: September 6, 2014, 5:04 pm - IP Logged

        Two potatoes are standing
        on the street corner. One is a
        prostitute...

        How can you tell which one is the prostitute?


        It's the one with the little sticker that says...

        I - DA - HO

        Ponder

        Potatoes don't stand.  They fry.

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          Posted: September 6, 2014, 5:36 pm - IP Logged

          Two potatoes are standing
          on the street corner. One is a
          prostitute...

          How can you tell which one is the prostitute?


          It's the one with the little sticker that says...

          I - DA - HO

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            Posted: September 6, 2014, 5:43 pm - IP Logged

            Interesting how the lottery 'turns' on just a couple of people.  At first that won't have much affect but if it lasts long they will start have in impact.  I always wonder why big company's (in this case a state lottery) let the front line people who actually DO THE WORK to made the whole operation run get the shaft.  With out them what does the company (lottery) have? A bunch of broken machines that people can't use. 

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              Posted: September 6, 2014, 10:37 pm - IP Logged

              Don't cross that picket line  Thumbs Up

              Extraordinary Popular Delusions & the Madness of Crowds    -- Charles Mackay  LL.D.

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                Posted: September 9, 2014, 10:52 pm - IP Logged

                What if one were an electrician and one knew " how to fix these rogue vending machines"- well after much internal debate one  decided to get  their tools and knee pads out and work on the " problem".. Would there be a firestorm of criticism?

                If the cops did show up and one was asked " Just what the heck do you think you doing?" ...could one reply- "just fixing the problem and it's all Pro  Bono work as well Officer!" 

                ... Think it would fly?

                  HoLeeKau's avatar - YheaShea
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                  Posted: September 10, 2014, 10:52 am - IP Logged

                  I'm sure it would be fine noise-gate.  Remember, you're dealing with Idaho cops.  Big Grin