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Fatso last won the day on November 6 2018

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  1. Fatso

    GM contract highlights

    I am not sure what is happening with quality at CAP,what is the 'root cause' of the problem.Ford is oriented more towards,mass production.As far as new equipment,the trades are rarely offered training EXCEPT for maybe a select few who work on the installation.Its, "Go Figure it Out", when its "down",from management.Well technology keeps getting more and more complicated and journeymen tradespeople are NOT Thomas Edison,Albert Einstein,Neil Armstrong,Elon Musk etc.etc.I dont think any of them would show up at all hours,put on coveralls,eat stink and get paid $35 an hour.The management at the plants do get $$$$ for training but they often use it for something else.I have seen this happen first hand.When serious problems do arise, management points figures and gets angry.
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    Tentative Agreement Reached

    Well,3 plants are closing and that means fewer employees but that is the nature of the business.Times change and consumer preferences change.I think some people are overly optimistic that their personal situation will be addressed.Other than that I think the GM contract is $$$$ Rich and i hope Ford gets $11,000 in new money for a signing bonus!
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    GM contract highlights

    I am in a different classification than you.I hope for a buyout BUT I understand that there is only so much $$ to go around and I dont expect the contract to be tailored to suit me personally.As far as what Ford means when they use the term "restructuring" we will soon find out.Ford is not making sedans anymore and you would think that would mean they need fewer employees but I dont know.In the meantime,we can all hope.Man,that GM contract was $Rich$.6 figure buyouts and getting credit for years of seniority, that you didnt work,sound great but consider it the icing on the cake and dont count on it happening.Good-Luck
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    GM contract highlights

    Then ,keep drawing a paycheck and getting raises and bonuses and vacation days and paid holidays, and better healthcare!Looks like in the GM Contract, the majority of the buyouts are going to be from plants that are closing.Its all based on manpower needs.Going into the contract,many thought that 1st tier production employees would be bought out, so 2nd tier employees would have no one around,to be jealous of anymore and then be satisfied with getting paid less.I dont know what Fords plan is but we will soon find out.Right now its looking like the buyouts for my trade is,,,,,,,,want some more overtime!I am hoping for a buyout too.Once again,these are the highlights from the General Motors Contract,we work for Ford.results may vary.We can all hope,cant we?
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    GM contract highlights

    If Ford has any offer at all.Keep in mind that GM is closing 3 plants.That will save GM $$$ and lessen the need for manpower.Not sure what Ford`s manpower needs are but we are about to find out.Also keep in mind that GM is a wealthier company than Ford.I hope our final contract will be as rich but Ford is not GM.
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    GM contract highlights

    Just a minute now,Cecil.Did ya ever stop and think how are we gonna 'run' without ya!Slow down a second!
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    GM contract highlights

    Sounds pretty good, especially for temps and 2nd tier.It was also mentioned that buyouts would be offered to workers who`s plant is closing.I think this contract is going to pass,easily .Now,,,,who`s next at bat?
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    Where Is The IUAW?

    The DEMOCRATS strategy to regain power is criticize Trump and promise "FREE" stuff {actually taxpayer subsidized} to anyone and everyone who aspires to do as little as possible.I never worked for a poor person.The original Henry Ford was genius.I have driven Ford`s my whole life and other brands do not even exist,to me.
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    Tentative Agreement Reached

    WHEEEEEEEE------DOGIEE!
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    Local contracts

    You are correct.The overall majority decides the contract.If the new terms says that trades does not make 1 penny more than production and instead, spread that extra money around to everybody and it passes by a majority,its gold.Trades are kept happy with overtime.
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    Local contracts

    They all say the same thing;Be Compliant;Be glad you have, any job;if "They" like you,you may get a "Deal";if "They" dont like you,the union cant help you;Eat stink from supervision and dont give any back;"They" can do that;Smile more often,youre getting paid, arent you.
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    Where Is The IUAW?

    My guess is that AOC tried to stick-up Jeff Bezos for Mo Money after the deal was already struck.That Amazon Headquarters he was planning to build in AOC`s distric will probably be standing 100 years from now.So all the minority people she represents, can now go apply at restaurants and party stores for jobs.THANKS AOC!
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    The New IUAW ???

    The local union officers have been called into Detroit for a meeting on Thursday.Could be voting on a tentative contract,things are getting exciting! Remember Gary Jones,,,,,the Feds are paying close attention,so only 1 {maybe 2} free donuts along with all the free coffee you can drink!
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    Where Is The IUAW?

    So what is better Than Trump?Socialism?Socialism is a clear path towards communism.USA is NOT a small, Scandanavian country.Okay here is truth,,,,,give ALL your hard earned money to the government and then, trust the government to take care of you and be ready to stand in line and fill out forms.Democratic Socialism = vote to take away other people`s $$$$ and redistribute it to where it rightfully belongs,which is YOU?Hey,,,,,,,,like em or not, Henry Ford + Jeff Bezo`s and Dan Gilbert and Bill Gates,etc.etc. have created more jobs than me,let alone a homeless person or a welfare king.GET IT!?!Maybe they DO deserve a little bit more,respect,for the way in which society has benefited from their smarts?
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    The New IUAW ???

    Well,hold on for a second.The portion of the original offer that was made public by GM was nothing to get excited about.What are we to believe now?That the IUAW is playing "hardball" ,because it forced the membership out on strike?ONLY IF,the final offer is better than what GM originally published.In the background of all this {as if we dont have enough stress} is the indictment of the top IUAW officials by the FBI and by the way,the FBI always has EVIDENCE in it`s corner before it acts.Strike for what?2% lump sum or wage increase for the next 4 years?$8,000 signing bonus,plus, lets add a little ,say $500,just to keep the bozo`s happy?A clear path towards permanent employment for the temps?Got news for ya,,,,the temps are valuable because they are trained/experienced and have proven themselves reliable.Auto factory jobs require more than just being a "dummy" besides what the media and union bashers say.A $10,000 signing bonus for all along with 2% wage increases PLUS 3% bonuses in alternating years along with a clear path for temps to be hired permanent along with NO change to health benefits.All that and maybe I will drop my insistence that Mary Barra swing around a pole to the tune 'Funky Town',down at the union hall.
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