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Author: delraydella Big red star, 1000 posts Old School Fool CAPS All Star Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 18107  
Subject: How many Unions does it take... Date: 2/6/2002 9:53 PM
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How many unions do you figure it would take to set up a wall for an auto show premiere? A 25' high by 40' wide single wall. Nothing tricky in terms of rigging or special effects.

Best (or closest} answer gets my PEOP stock.
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Author: Cataline One star, 50 posts Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: 7465 of 18107
Subject: Re: How many Unions does it take... Date: 2/7/2002 7:28 AM
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My guess would be 50. 10 doing the work, 15 taking a break, 5 negotiating for higheer benefits, 10 safety inspectors, 10 officers just hanging out!

Cataline

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Author: jvancil Two stars, 250 posts Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: 7466 of 18107
Subject: Re: How many Unions does it take... Date: 2/7/2002 7:49 AM
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How many unions do you figure it would take to set up a wall for an auto show premiere? A 25' high by 40' wide single wall. Nothing tricky in terms of rigging or special effects.

Hmmmm.... let's see. Electricians, Carpenters, Stevedors, UAW, Plumbers, one or two others just for fun... my answer is 7. Of course, that is presuming their are no former Union of Soviet Socialist Republic members involved which might make 8...

John


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Author: rogershera Big red star, 1000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: 7468 of 18107
Subject: Re: How many Unions does it take... Date: 2/7/2002 8:42 AM
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13 union workers??

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Author: delraydella Big red star, 1000 posts Old School Fool CAPS All Star Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: 7472 of 18107
Subject: Re: How many Unions does it take... Date: 2/7/2002 6:07 PM
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well,jvancil, you're the closest so far with 7.

(Remember, it's the total number of different unions, not the number of union workers, that I'm looking for. Sorry if I may have phrased the question wrong.)

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Author: jeffrubinstein Big red star, 1000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: 7473 of 18107
Subject: Re: How many Unions does it take... Date: 2/7/2002 11:12 PM
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Hello Steve,

Its a good gag, but I still prefer:

"How many viola players does it take to change a lightbulb?

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None! They can't get up that high

(Celebrating my hat!)

Regards

Jeff

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Author: delraydella Big red star, 1000 posts Old School Fool CAPS All Star Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: 7480 of 18107
Subject: Re: How many Unions does it take... Date: 2/8/2002 9:09 PM
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Hey Jeff!


And The Winner is.......................................................

.........jvancil....guessing 7 different unions!

The actual total is 6.

Teamsters- 10 men to unload the truck and bring it into the hall.
Riggers- 2 to hang the chain motors.
Stagehands-2 to assemble the truss and attach it to the motors.
Carpenters-8 to assemble a pre-built wall. Plus 1 Steward.
Electricians-6 to wire the lights and chain motors. 1 to run the motors.
Decorators-6 to attach the wall to the truss, plus staple on soft-goods.

Add into that 9 various supervisors from the rental cos.and you've got 45 people working on one wall. Good guess on labor at 50,Cataline!


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Author: Inductive Big gold star, 5000 posts Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: 7483 of 18107
Subject: Re: How many Unions does it take... Date: 2/9/2002 4:43 AM
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And some say that F wonders what's going on? F's leaders know or have a much better idea as to what's going on. It's the union leaders that don't: Many unions will eventually price themselves right out of business.

I used to believe that having no unions would be a bad thing. Not any longer. There is such a phenomenon as pricing an entity (or entities) out of business. It's happened before and with this kind of bull, it'll surely happen again. Just might be all the better for many of us!

The actual total is 6 [unions].

Teamsters- 10 men to unload the truck and bring it into the hall.
Riggers- 2 to hang the chain motors.
Stagehands-2 to assemble the truss and attach it to the motors.
Carpenters-8 to assemble a pre-built wall. Plus 1 Steward.
Electricians-6 to wire the lights and chain motors. 1 to run the motors.
Decorators-6 to attach the wall to the truss, plus staple on soft-goods.

Add into that 9 various supervisors from the rental cos.and you've got 45 people working on one wall. Good guess on labor at 50, Cataline!



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Author: delraydella Big red star, 1000 posts Old School Fool CAPS All Star Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: 7485 of 18107
Subject: Re: How many Unions does it take... Date: 2/11/2002 9:02 PM
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"Many unions will eventually price themselves right out of business."

I like the sound of that. Give'em a few years, they will.

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Subject: Re: How many Unions does it take... Date: 2/12/2002 10:59 AM
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<<"Many unions will eventually price themselves right out of business."

I like the sound of that. Give'em a few years, they will. >>

hopefully they don't take the US automakers with'em as well.

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