A message to our customers in Canadia.
This just in: the chronically underpaid/overworked Canadian Postal Service is on strike. When they get tired of this shit, we'll resume regular-rate shipping to the great socialist utopia to our north ASAFP. Sorry for the disruption, as I'm sure all of you are too.
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***IMPORTANT MESSAGE FOR CUSTOMERS THAT MAIL/SHIP TO CANADA***
By now you may have heard that the Canada Post has gone on a nationwide strike. Effective on Sunday, 6/19/2011, the USPS will not accept any First-Class Mail International, Priority Mail International, or Express Mail International to Canada. However the USPS will accept Global Express Guaranteed (GXG) shipments. It is unknown how long this limitation will last. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you.
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I apologize on behalf of the country, Rip. The mail workers are holding out for stronger sled dogs to pull the mail sleds.
Sometimes I think Canuckistan would have been better off if Le Parti Quebecois had realized all their goals in the 1960's and not been satisfied with just blowing up mailboxes with plastique. No wonder all the draft dodgers moved there.
I don't understand what is "socialist" about going on strike to demand adequate pay for one's services.
Nothing socialist about a strike at all. The socialist part is that the strikers are public employees at least partially paid by tax money "acquired" from the rest of the people of Canadia. And the postal service will be prohibited by law from firing them and replacing them with people willing to work for the previously-agreed-upon salaries, because the postal service is wholly owned by the government. So the government of Canadia is preventing us, among other private businesses, from doing business in Canadia.
Why don't they just make the current dogs do heavy squats?
Originally Posted by Marotta
Best part about this postal strike is that I haven't even fucking noticed that I haven't received any mail in I don't know how long. Good luck fighting for better conditions and wages when going on strike does nothing but make everyone realize that they don't even need a postal service anymore unless they are ordering a specific product from somewhere who won't ship with a different courier. The days of getting bills and statements in the mail are pretty much behind us at this point I think...
After a series of rotating strikes, Canada's postal service locked out the workers.
Also, it was USPS's decision to stop taking mail bound for Canada. The Canadian government didn't tell you you can't do business there.
Isn't it funny how ideology can color your view of events?
Look up Bloody Williamson County in Illinois sometime, or the Pennsylvania coal strikes. Just for good measure look up the Haymarket riots and the Pullman strike in Chicago. Yeah, strikes are the answer. Not everyone's approach to labor was quite as orderly as the Scandanavians. Unless of course you count the way Quisling accomplished it in Norway. But I digress
Originally Posted by hbriem
I used to be a manager for Pinkerton (now called Securitas since it was acquired by your Swedish neighbors). We took over the contract at one aerospace site that was proprietary and union. When my executive VP, a real prick by the way, and I were addressing the prospective guards we wanted to come work for us one wise ass spoke up. "How does Pinkerton feel about the union we have here? We'll be damned if we'll be your slaves." I took a deep breath because I knew my response had to be uttered fast and without pause. Otherwise my VP would have interrupted me and shut me up.
"You need to study your history then, because Pinkerton has a proud 150 year tradition of crushing organized labor. Next question?"
My VP's face empurpled and I thought he was going to have a stroke in front of me. Which would have been a win-win for all of us, including the guards. No such luck though.
Unions, I love 'em. Sometime I'll have to tell the story of the Rock Island Rail Road strike that I was hip deep in for 6 months as a cinder dick.