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Welcome to Del Mar 2018

Postby stark » Fri Jul 13, 2018 12:44 pm

So the pari-mutual clerks want to go on strike.

Let's see if I got this right.....
I own a restaurant and sometimes a Thursday night turns out to be pretty slow, so as the owner I decide to tell a couple of the waitresses, a busboy and a bartender that they can go home early today because the amount of business doesn't warrant the amount of staffing we have on hand.

But in a similar situation at DelMar, the union clerks want to be guaranteed that they will not be sent home, that the staffing requirements will remain in place no matter the customer demand.

Does that really make sense to anybody?

https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... rike-in-ca
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Re: Welcome to Del Mar 2018

Postby stark » Sat Jul 14, 2018 6:05 pm

Lots of horses entered for 10 race card on opening day, enjoy!

http://www.equibase.com/premium/eqbHors ... -20180718D
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Re: Welcome to Del Mar 2018

Postby stark » Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:49 pm

stark wrote:Lots of horses entered for 10 race card on opening day, enjoy!

http://www.equibase.com/premium/eqbHors ... -20180718D


Scroll all the way down to the bottom of the overnight listing linked above, extra race 8 for the following day.....
ain't never seen any condition quite like that!!!

X8 EXTRA RACE NO 8 MAIDEN CLAIMING
Purse $43,000. For Maidens, Two Years Old.
Weight 120 lbs.
CLAIMING PRICE $150,000
FIVE FURLONGS
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Re: Welcome to Del Mar 2018

Postby Dusty » Sun Jul 15, 2018 2:18 am

stark wrote:So the pari-mutual clerks want to go on strike.

Let's see if I got this right.....
I own a restaurant and sometimes a Thursday night turns out to be pretty slow, so as the owner I decide to tell a couple of the waitresses, a busboy and a bartender that they can go home early today because the amount of business doesn't warrant the amount of staffing we have on hand.

But in a similar situation at DelMar, the union clerks want to be guaranteed that they will not be sent home, that the staffing requirements will remain in place no matter the customer demand.

Does that really make sense to anybody?

https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... rike-in-ca


It is the state of the UNIONS in California - GET RID OF THEM - I so hope they do not disrupt the meet... >>/??? I have not heard any other track have these issues..ANYONE??
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Re: Welcome to Del Mar 2018

Postby Diver52 » Sun Jul 15, 2018 1:59 pm

When unions are criminal, only criminals will have unions (called monopolies, cartels, restraint of trade). There's nothing wrong with wanting a predictable schedule and income. I don't think those restaurant workers are happy about their unpaid day off either.
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Re: Welcome to Del Mar 2018

Postby stark » Sun Jul 15, 2018 2:11 pm

Diver52 wrote: There's nothing wrong with wanting a predictable schedule and income.


While that is true, the individuals also have to recognize that their profession is being replaced by automation. Fans everywhere, except maybe the Kentucky Derby and DelMar's opening day are embracing either the ATMs located throughout the plant or their favorite ADW platform on their cellphone.

In a warped sense of way, I'm kinda LOL that discontent with the human tellers will lead some patrons to wager through somebody like TVG......and what happens then.....DelMar doesn't get as big o' piece of the pie and everybody except for Todd Shrupp is unhappy!

I think that's called shooting yourself in the foot MR. Union boss.
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Re: Welcome to Del Mar 2018

Postby BaroqueAgain1 » Sun Jul 15, 2018 2:31 pm

It is the state of the UNIONS in California - GET RID OF THEM.....

Perhaps a little light reading on what it was like for American workers before they had unions would be in order? :roll:
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Re: Welcome to Del Mar 2018

Postby stark » Sun Jul 15, 2018 2:45 pm

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:Perhaps a little light reading on what it was like for American workers before they had unions would be in order? :roll:


What year are you directing me too, I will read up, promise!

Just one question for you.....do you think we as a society in America would roll back in time without unions today like the Local 280, California's Pari-Mutuel Employees Guild?
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Re: Welcome to Del Mar 2018

Postby BaroqueAgain1 » Sun Jul 15, 2018 4:11 pm

do you think we as a society in America would roll back in time without unions today like the Local 280....

With the loss of just that one union? Of course not.
What worries me is that there seems to be a lot of chipping away at unions across the country. When it becomes a lot more than 'just one union,' then IMHO workers could see important safeguards rolled back by employers who will have fewer obstacles to treating employees like the proverbial dirt. :? :(
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Re: Welcome to Del Mar 2018

Postby stark » Sun Jul 15, 2018 4:47 pm

BaroqueAgain1 wrote: When it becomes a lot more than 'just one union,' then IMHO workers could see important safeguards rolled back by employers who will have fewer obstacles to treating employees like the proverbial dirt. :? :(


I want to be very careful as I know the house rules call for no politics, but it seems like a pretty slow time right now, if anybody objects I will hit delete!

Curious about two big unions in particular....auto workers and teachers.
Do you really think those employees would be treated like dirt without representation?

And back to the original convo, the tellers..... I think they are on a par with tellers at Bank of America. I think the latter makes about $12 an hour with marginal benefits. How do you think that compares with a tenured teller at Del Mar, I'll guess they make at least double that of the BofA teller, no?
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