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    58 Minutes Ago
    I don't think that was Robert's intention, but that is where it will likely end up lol. But sherrill had it coming too lol
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    Tree09 replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    "Thousands of jobs making plastic bags" ? "Blue state ideology" ? "Conservative homeless and poor" ? I gotta call bs. Overpopulation by floods of immigrants and not enough industry leads to cali's problems, not to mention if I was gonna do drugs and live on the beach, that's the spot lol. Basically California is the new New York city from the early 1900s
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    Tree09 replied to a thread My "New" F350 Dump Truck in Gear Forum
    Try soaking the cable in penetrating oil, and then working it back and forth a ton. Go so far as spraying the part in the cab. Unless the cable has a rubber coating on it, it should loosen it because it's built like a slinky. The goal is to get oil on the inside of the cable and then break the rust free. Worst case you have to swap it out, not the end of the world either. You also might want to try disconnecting the cable at the valve and then operating the valve. While you have it off pull it out farther and really pour some oil in the sleeve part of the cable, and work it back and forth. .If it's still lifting slow and such, and your fluid levels are ok, it could be a seal in the valve. There could also be air in the cylinders from sitting so long, so bleeding them or even just lifting it up and down repeatedly will help it. When equipment sits forever, small problems like this start to appear. The seals dry out, stuff corrodes together, etc. Fortunately you should be able to get it working like new again with minimal parts. Now would be a good time to grease the pivot hinges and scissor mechanism as well. Check for rust and eaten away steel around those critical components, but whatever you do, mechanically lock the bed upright. People have died working on dump trucks by trusting the hydraulics to hold it upright.
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    1 Hour Ago
    Bcbs pulled the same stunt here too, and the contract was supposed to expire right when our son was due. I have bcbs, and they fixed it in the 11th hour thank God, but still.
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    Tree09 replied to a thread Today I Learned... in Odds and Ends
    :lol:
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    17 Hours Ago
    Tree09 replied to a thread My "New" F350 Dump Truck in Gear Forum
    Looks clean Chris, nice find! Something paid for and making money, and will do so for a long time to come :rockon:
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    Tree09 replied to a thread Best Lift???? in Gear Forum
    Outrigger pads do give better traction, but ideally the foot is cribbed level first. I also think that certain (most) outriggers actually specify pads 3x the area of the outrigger foot on dirt.
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    Tree09 replied to a thread Today I Learned... in Odds and Ends
    Damnit he's in Illinois too...
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    Tree09 replied to a thread Best Lift???? in Gear Forum
    Even if you were painting with it stuff would eventually hit the cylinders...But also true on that.
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    1 Day Ago
    Lol I saw this pic and about spit my coffee across the room, caption said it's his 84 year old neighbor... I guess 85 is overrated lol
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    Tree09 replied to a thread Best Lift???? in Gear Forum
    For what they cost you would think they would have a sheet metal guard over them or something at least... I know the genie tow behinds use a guard there.
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    Tree09 replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    And then there's that. Up here they would have likely called them on that bluff, but then again we are in very different parts of the country. They actually voted on rtw in this state a few years ago, actually put forth by the democrats lol. 72-0 against, 15 republicans didn't vote. It's like that here. Chicago is huge, but the rest of the state is normal America. But the labor struggle is remembered and alive here, although in the more rural areas is playing with going non union in certain professions. The uaw and other factory unions have been crushed here, teachers and other public sector unions are declining, construction is actually going more union around here. They aren't perfect, they aren't for everyone, but it has been the best thing for me and my family in my life by a long shot. Believe it or not, I'm not the anti Christ because of it either. I'm not rich by any means, I'm middle class, at the moment probably mid middle class, but it's given me a life that can support a family.
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    Tree09 replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    You couldn't be fired for attempting to unionize, that goes against several labor laws. If you were, you would be entitled to a large compensation. If you remember, they would have only verbally said that, because putting that in writing would literally cost them millions. That is how clear the law is on owner intimidation, but it is a common practice to try to scare people from standing up for their rights. You could not just call your three person painting outfit a union. You could become a union company though. If you met the criteria of a contractor in the painters union in your location, you could become what is known as a signatory contractor. Line clearance workers are represented by the electrician's union. The electricians also represent construction electricians, utility workers, and lineman. In different locations throughout the country, they will have and will repeat every so many years negotiations on behalf of its members. The people who do this negotiation are elected by the people in that area, which are known as locals. After the contract is negotiated, they come back to the membership and then the contract is voted upon. If it passes, that's all there is and the pay rates take place upon the agreed-upon dates, if it doesn't pass, it is renegotiated. Everything is done by a democracy, everyone who is in any position of power in a union is elected by the members of that actual Union or local.
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    Tree09 replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    Well, a union is a group of people that collectively bargain for wages, work conditions, and benefits. What that means is that the workers stand together, and then pay rates are discussed with the owners. Law requires somewhat transparency with the actual books, so they bargain with facts. Cost of living is taken into account, and when they are all done, a contract that the workers and owners agreed on is law. In non union businesses, the employer sets a wage and work conditions, and then tries to hire people. Between the two models, guess which one will have higher pay? Pay is also only part of the equation, because in a union contract, benefits are spelled out as well, and are a large portion of the overall per hour number. On top of that, most unions provide training, sometimes mandatory training, to stay on top of changing technologies and to make their members more valuable to the employer. It's a give and take thing when done right.
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    1 Day Ago
    So are you saying that when you get out of the hospital, and they send you a bill, you call them and say I'm only gonna pay 10 percent of it? And then they say cool? And that doesn't hurt your credit score?
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    Tree09 replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    Alright, let's try this. Here's a map of right to work states. Lol I especially love the "forced union" thing, that's priceless. Now here's of map of the line clearance occupation, by pay. This is from the department of labor. Do you notice anything? The right to work areas have lower pay. If your goal was to make less money for you and your family, then you succeeded. Of course this only tells part of the story. The union ones are more likely to have better benefits too, which is part of your pay. Furthermore, if you have a grievance with your employer, like if they mess up your paycheck or are violating safety laws, guess who has an easier time fixing it? But congrats, you stuck it to the man. I often joke if we let the south unionize first, even strippers would be unionized lol.
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    2 Days Ago
    What does that strategy do to your credit score?
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    Tree09 replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    Right to work means you aren't legally obligated to pay dues. It doesn't mean you get to work or something. They name shit like that to sound good. Stephen, are you still in the ua then?
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