STRIKE! STRIKE! STRIKE! Come on Everyone!

United States
May 6, 2008 12:36am CST
My response to another discussion spurred this one. What if we organized a country wide gas strike? Everyone agree and do not move their vehicles, buy gas or go to work for 3 days to protest the fact that while we choose between getting to work and FOOD the oil companies turned in yet another RECORD BREAKING quarter!! Come on if it is costing them so much more then why are they breaking earning records? Do they think we are stupid? Oil companies and our federal government has known about the impending doom of the oil crisis for generations! They know how to fix this, either there is a more economical way to build a vehicle or there is a good alternative fuel source. These billionaires did not get so wealthy by being stupid they probably have calculated profit right up to the last drop of oil on the planet! LOl.. Ok that was a bit much but you get what I mean. How about it mylot can we organize a strike? Or should we? Weigh in on your thoughts about this travesty.
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@dangnabit67 (2021)
• United States
6 May 08
Id love too but I need my job and I need to eat.
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• United States
6 May 08
True as do we, but do you think our bosses would fire us if everyone or at least the biggest majority were absent too? Plus if we could make a difference think about how much money there could be extra? Im thinkin steak would be on the menu!!
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• United States
6 May 08
I dont think I would get fired but they arent going to pay me for doing nothing either. There are things you just cant do without-money is one of those.
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• United States
6 May 08
I really dont think things will change for the better. No matter what we do. These higher ups that set the prices-know that people cannot live without money, food, and gas. So they can charge whatever they want and unfortuntly we the little people are the ones paying.
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• United States
6 May 08
I wouldn't mind sitting at home for three days on this strike, it wouldn't be easy for me to pay all my bills for the month. I agree that this totally stinks that these gas companies continue to record quarter after record quarter and our govenrment does NOTHING about it. But let's remember our president is an oil man as are his friends. Making them millions upon millions is way of saying thank you for all their $upport during hi$ pre$idency. I don't think a myLot organized strike would have much leverage...maybe if everyone organized a "stay-away from gas stations for 3 days" they'd get the idea... maybe : (
@xParanoiax (6999)
• United States
6 May 08
I think this would be a good idea -- if things get much worse and everyone can't even afford to drive anymore anyway, then I think people will be alot more agreeable to this plan.
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@MichaelJay (1100)
6 May 08
So that poeple would not suffer from a TOTAL boycott what should happen is that individual suppliers should be targeted one at a time. I don't know the names of US suppliers so I'll use British ones. If all car users ignored Shell stations for a week until they brought their prices down, it could be done in rotation. As soon as Shell did that, pople would go back as a rward and start boycotting BP till they brought theirs down, and so on. What do you think of this strategy?
@property (453)
• United States
6 May 08
Oddly, here in PA, USA, we have both a Shell and a BP in my town. As well as many others...I digress... I like this idea!!! It is more feasible than a full on strike, and probably easier to coordinate. I wouldn't know how to start though. I wonder how we would get the word out?
• United States
6 May 08
I think the idea has some merit, but can you imagine the lines at the other staions? Getting the word out would be easy enough. Organize a few picket lines throughout the country maybe in major cities? Let the media pick it up and run with it. You would also have to investigate to be sure the stations you are using arent a subsidary of the larger company, thats why an all out would be sure to get their attention.
• United States
7 May 08
I think the horse and buggy idea has merit! lol Not enough of them Im afraid for everyone. As far as the yard signs go I am figuring they already know we protest the high prices but they figure we have no choice but pay what ever they want to charge.
@cricket1 (487)
• United States
10 May 08
I remember hearing about windmills and solar energy, back in the 80's maybe earlier. I never understood why it wasn't developed. There was a carberator built years ago which used very little gas but it couldn't be marketed, why? It was only legal to have plans for someone to build it. Yeh right I'm gonna do that. This was before fuel injection existed, at least on the market. Oil pollutes the air, it's been known for years and nothing has been done. why? The money god? Not everyone wants to be rich, but most want to be able to live comfortable and support their families. We can't do that with prices like they are with food and gas. As far as working hard and getting a raise, my employers can't afford it, they are dealing with the high prices too. They are good people trying to make a living just like anyone else. I'm happy with my job and my life. I'd like to have a lot of money but not at the price of someone else's sweat and blood.
• United States
8 May 08
There will always be someone buying gas somewhere so that would never work. However I did read somewhere that everyone should boycott Exxon-Mobil because they are the highest ranking oil company and people figure if they have to lower prices the other companies will have to too. I usually don't buy Exxon or Mobil unless I'm doing mystery shopping for them. Otherwise I use Citgo, BP, and Kwik Trip (midwest company).