Union threatens to strike at Six Flags Magic Mountain

Posted Friday, December 15, 2017 3:14 PM | Contributed by Bobbie1951

Many full-time, part-time and seasonal Six Flags Magic Mountain employees are threatening to strike unless they receive health care benefits and paid time off, a representative of the International Association Of Machinists And Aerospace Workers said Thursday.

Read more from The Santa Clarita Valley Signal.

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Sunday, December 17, 2017 12:11 AM
TheAcrophobicEnthusiast's avatar

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The best of all the jokers is clearly Mark Hamill.

Sunday, December 17, 2017 11:55 AM
ApolloAndy's avatar

TheAcrophobicEnthusiast said:

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It's laziness like this which is ruining America.

Hobbes: "What's the point of attaching a number to everything you do?"
Calvin: "If your numbers go up, it means you're having more fun."

Sunday, December 17, 2017 12:27 PM

In fairness, if these are indeed full time employees, things such as health insurance and paid time off shouldn't even be something you have to fight for.

Sunday, December 17, 2017 1:32 PM
Jeff's avatar

Yeah, that's pretty weird not to offer the basics to full-timers, though the story seems ambiguous about whether or not they're trying to include part-time as well.

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Sunday, December 17, 2017 1:50 PM

note the significant "clarification" added at the bottom of the article.

Really crappy reporting.

Sunday, December 17, 2017 2:06 PM

Reporter probably is a member of the National Union of Journalists.

Sunday, December 17, 2017 2:59 PM
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With the clarification that can be read a few ways now.

1) Union and Management are at a disagreement in contract negotiations. (Quite common in negotiations)

2) Part time Union employees get less benefits and are asking for benefits closer to what full timers get.

My guess (Read: Purely Speculation) is that SFMM is doing the old trick of hiring a lot of their workers at 35 hours per week to avoid classifying them as "Full Time." So many places do this to get what are essentially full time workers but without having to pay for any kind of benefits.

Sunday, December 17, 2017 5:39 PM

Make that 39.

Sunday, December 17, 2017 6:07 PM
Jeff's avatar

With the clarification, that makes the story less compelling.

Also, newspapers can't afford to hire real trained journalists or editors anymore, with the possible exception of the NYT and the Washington Post.

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Sunday, December 17, 2017 9:39 PM

Even NYT has been sketchy recently. Washington Post, LA Times, and The Economist have been pretty reliable though.

Hey, let's ride (random Intamin coaster). What? It's broken down? I totally didn't expect that.

Monday, December 18, 2017 11:15 AM
Jeff's avatar

How has it been sketchy?

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