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  1. Fatso

    BUYOUT...When Do We Leave??

    Sit back and enjoy the upcoming 8 paid holidays your union negotiated for us and wait until all the details are worked out.GM is a different company with different needs.I think its all about manpower requirements.I cant believe it when the contract says ALL production personnel will be eligible for a retirement incentive or severance pay if they chose to leave."ALL"?Who`s gonna be left?Fatso?The trades?You wanna hear some screaming and hollering?Wouldnt that be a bitch if hidden in the small print of the contract was allowing the company to assign production work to members of the trades.Quality would take a hit,thats for sure.If thats the case I would make em hafta fire my fat ass.
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    Lima Engine Layoffs

    If you agree to the inverse seniority lay-off are you also given a call-back date?Is the date in writing?Is it worth the risk?How long are you ready to stay out?I mean for some its like a vacation.Here is a tip.If you do go out and an Unemployment Office recording,asks you, "are you looking for work?" always say YES.I had a call back date and so I said NO one time.The recording then says "report to the unemployment office immediately" and hangs up.I had to walk in and explain myself.
  3. Fatso

    BUYOUT...When Do We Leave??

    When the details are final it will be put in writing.The risk in leaving on 'who said what' is that if anything goes wrong it will be hard to prove 'who said what'.Ask the union rep who says its okay to "leave right away and you will be back paid,$60,000" to put that in writing and date and sign it.
  4. Fatso

    Lima Engine Layoffs

    I dont like to place myself on layoff
  5. Fatso

    BUYOUT...When Do We Leave??

    Get it in writing---from labor , cover yourself.
  6. I assume from noticing the posters in the plant and what the UAW reps are wearing that the political message must be liberal and progressive enough otherwise you face disciplinary action up to or including TERMINATION.Compliance with 'group think' is mandatory.
  7. Fatso

    They Were Blind, Now They See....?

    Rory may be a good choice but the next election the rules should be changed so the same old 'good ol` boys' clique does not just automatically get to appoint another one of "its own" using some mock election.
  8. Fatso

    They Were Blind, Now They See....?

    U.S. attorney,Matthew Schneider, stated that the corruption charges against the UAW are "based on greed"."Putting your own interest above others".That sums up what our union has become in a nutshell.Years ago,I was told by my mitty-man to "cut a deal".I was informed that,the local would absolutely not stand in the way of anybody`s deal.Furthermore,this would be hilarious if it was not true,I was told that if "They dont like you,I cant help you".That mitty-was successful in winning elections at not only at that plant but also other facilities that he transferred to. In a deal shop,once I got my deal,why would I want to stick with my other union members at the risk of potentially losing my deal?The local I work for now goes by the rules and if there is a grievance they attempt to resolve the issue according to rules that apply equally to everybody.No more,crawl under the bosses desk.No more,look at ME boss,I am the best ya got and I agree with you,that other guy {my union brother} is an loser.No more cutting the bosses lawn.What good is any union if there is not equal enforcement of the contract among its members?After the union leaders are cleaned out the membership has to change as well.We need ethical leaders who will restore the concept of what it means to be a strong union.I think they exist.Whats on every UAW Presidents wish list this Christmas?Soap on a rope! I would have sympathy but I am just too tired of being lied to and I am too frustrated to care at this point.If found guilty,go to prison and serve your time.
  9. Fatso

    They Were Blind, Now They See....?

    I read an article online yesterday in the Detroit News that says the Feds aint buying the reforms Rory puts in place as being good enough.The current IUAW leadership has lost all credibility.The union needs all new people at the top along with reforms and an open and honest election for leadership positions, that can be more easily participated in by newcomers seeking election.No more 'Good Old Bozo`s' network or the clique will "BOOOOOO" you off stage.
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    GM`s Federal Filing

    Its turned into a "DEAL" union.Meaning that everybody is out to cut a "DEAL" for themselves.Those that are left,that dare to have some pride turn into targets for management to harass.Stop the "deals" and insist on equal enforcement of the contract for all members.I hear your laughter!
  11. Fatso

    GM`s Federal Filing

    The IUAW,which includes the most influential and powerful UAW leaders,needs entirely 'fresh blood'.Rory cannot be trusted simply because he stood around while "allegedly" the current and former presidents were themselves accused by the FBI of corruption.Self-policing does not work.The UAW needs some fresh faces.Some local presidents or reps or chairman who have clean records and honorable, ethical reputations of being foremost for the members they were elected to represent.I know they are out there.I have met them but they just dont have the popularity to be elected.
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    Signing bonus

    I know this is politics but may I also state that the "rich" will turn out to be the middle-class.Corporations will simply raise their prices and shift the taxes or lobby for tax breaks.Its to the point where,Why even Try?OF COURSE there is injustice and OF COURSE life is unfair.There is also much opportunity in the USA.One original Henry Ford is worth a million of fatso`s {otherwise it would be Fatso Motors and you`d all be working for me}as far as what`s good for the economy.Stop blaming "the rich' and instead take a hard look at yourself.
  13. Fatso

    BUYOUT...When Do We Leave??

    HIGHLIGHT said {paraphrasing} 'A $60,000 bonus for A-L-L production employees and up to 200 skilled trades eligible to retire" that stupid flashing , cartoon ,that Dilbert posted ,is messing with my computer
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    Signing bonus

    Yeah and notice the issue with taxes is ALWAYS pay more, we need more programs.Never, cut spending,eliminate waste,fraud and abuse or encourage people to work for money.Heres a clean hypodermic needle.Go ahead and 'shoot-up' buddy.Need $$$ for drugs?Just make sure your larceny = less than $950 and its only a misdemeanor, the police dont fully enforce anyways.You can sleep,defecate,urinate,aggressively panhandle, right in front of that business with the HELP WANTED sign posted in the window.No personal responsibility or accountability required or expected.They say you can`t beat the weather,living in California,Oregon and Washington.The "deplorable" taxpayer,the one pulling the wagon?Your 10 hour factory shift starts at 5 a.m. and you,better not be late.Progressive-Liberal motto = Aspire to do as little as possible , righteously,blame the "rich" for your plight and then demand to be given more,endless, "FREE" stuff.
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    Performance bonus

    Wheeeeee,,,,,,Dogieeeeee!
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