Posted Monday, February 7, 2005 9:28 AM | Contributed by googlewatt
A group of Six Flags New England workers went on strike Thursday and are attempting to become the first unionized workers at the amusement park. The striking workers are upset about being required to use their own vehicles for work, having their schedule changed without notice and getting less time off.
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Monday, February 7, 2005 11:33 AM
I am glad that they striked during the off season. The time change is not that bad, it provides for more maintence thoughout the day when the park is open. BUT, they do have a right to have the proper equipment to do the job. They are endorsed by the democrats, big surprise.*** This post was edited by Vernon 2/7/2005 3:12:58 PM ***
Monday, February 7, 2005 1:43 PM
Sounds Whinny to me. Things change at my job all the time. If you don' t like it quit and move on.
Red Garter Rob
Monday, February 7, 2005 5:02 PM
The worst time for a park to have a stike. At this point, all their trains and flats are stipped down and need to be put back together for opening.. heheh
Monday, February 7, 2005 6:28 PM
Nah, just have a grand opening gala where the guests are "privileged" to get the experience of a "real life amusement park maintenance technician". All you need is a couple foremen who know the rides with enough willing season passholders (which would be free labor, BTW), and voila! :)
Tuesday, February 8, 2005 12:20 AM
It's pretty sad that the park wants to workers to put wear and tear on their private vehicles to move the Superman cars around.
Tuesday, February 8, 2005 8:55 AM
As I have always said, there are two sides to every story.
Also, I have learned not to take the word of disgruntled workers as the unvarnished truth without something other than their allegations to prove it.
Tuesday, February 8, 2005 4:34 PM
I can just see their insurance company's find out that they are using their vehicles for work... hmmm, liability issue anyone?
What do you mean you won't cover it??? it's not my fault the logflume car rolled out the back of my c2500 and smashed a landscaper!!!
Wednesday, February 9, 2005 1:54 AM
I thought I remember reading somewhere (in a recent forum topic) that it's not a matter of them being required
to use their own vehicles, it's just that the alternative is to pass a (presumably difficult / pain-in-the-butt) six-flags-specific driver exam in order to use company vehicles. Rather than worry about that, they (seemingly voluntarily) use their own vehicles.
You know.. the age old story of "I don't wanna do that, so I'll take the other option, and then claim that I'm forced to do so". I dunno, maybe I'm just very skeptical of people getting a big head and thinking they're non-expendable.
Thursday, February 17, 2005 4:53 AM
Just want to call attention to another article on this matter at http://www.pvaflcio.org/node/659
. I don't think anyone just walks off the job and puts their job at risk without having serious and justifiable grievances.