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Decker

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Decker last won the day on November 23 2015

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  1. Decker

    Tentative Agreement Reached

    MEEEE TOOOO
  2. Decker

    GM contract highlights

    GM gets to pick the 2000 incentive slots. From the complete GM system. Remember Ididntdoit this is business nothing more or less, filling incentive slots will come from the facilities that are closing, that is where the picks will start. As for "60" trades incentive slots that in it`s self was just for the closing facilities because of the shortage of trades in general. We here in our CAP paradise will most likely never see a chance at any incentive slots, if Ford offers any? There hasn`t been a time in the last 20 years that we here at CAP have seen any extra trades members and can`t seem to ever have enough trades on hand so that alone most likely will stop that door from opening. Then the list of first, second of third pagers (seniority listing) is no ware near full of people ready to go. For $60K I mean really there will always be people who are ready and willing to take a kick to say by-bye with a little extra check but really $60K that is nuttin, ididntdoit. The old long hair (decker) has walked by what 3 or 4 incentives and all more of a passing thought than $60K so in my eye`s I can`t see becoming a once a month kinda person...not just yet. I`m a firm believer in... take it, if it fits. Hey speakin of our trades... ever wonder what happens when PM isn`t done on new (any) automation equipment? All those pretty units made on the last couple of shifts put the questions about PM from our trades front and center of discussion. The answer I keep hearing from our decision makers is "we don`t need no stinkin PM work on new equipment" Okeedoekee then roll ummmm
  3. Decker

    GM contract highlights

    Ford met there needs in the last few incentive offers. Fords numbers for any incentive to retire most likely will be close to GM`s (2000 production & 60 skilled) or no incentive at all. Ford made that happen back years ago when doing the closing thingy that GM had to hold of on, till now. 2000 production people getting $60K for a system wide incentive is most likely going to be met with more slot`s than takers. That was the case a few Ford offers back when the incentive went down to $50K. So many were just slightly upset when I showed them what Ford can legally do to a lump some incentive payment. But some of the faces and remarks after the incentive check was posted to their banks was, well lets just say real interesting. Those less than happy retirees back then were really made aware of the deduction process when the incentive was $100K. Can you imagine the smiley faces when a $60K incentive is posted at the bank for about... $42K? Give me my $11K and lumps... I`ll retire when I am good and ready. Till then cha ching every Friday.
  4. Decker

    The New IUAW ???

    I`m wondering what our IUAW leadership (second-string leadership) is trying to gain from these multiple strikes. With the latest MACK strike, this company has been talking about fewer shifts, and even had previously reported it would slow production in the fourth quarter. What benefit does the IUAW gain by stopping production at a heavy truck producer that was looking to slow production? No work under a contract extension? hmm In our IUAW release it said unresolved issues include wage increases, job security, COLA, wage progression, skilled trades, shift premium, holiday schedules, work schedules, health and safety, seniority, pension, 401(k), health care and prescription drug coverage, overtime, subcontracting and temporary and supplemental workers" was the reasons for the strike. What did the MACK people have in their current contract??? With the GM, Aramark and MACK strikes, is the IUAW trying to pull the rug out from under the employment growth, especially in key states like Michigan and Pennsylvania? TRUMPERDODER States? Is the IUAW leadership consciously trying to slow the U.S. economy just ahead of the 2020 election? hmm I`m not one for conspiracy theories but, the IUAW has had me asking myself and wondering about the weirdness and somewhat strange timing of these strikes…. After so many years of selling us the “it`s the best we could get” and the “ya`all should be thankful to just have jobs” type of negociations then BAM…. STRIKE!!!! Yeah STRIKE!!! hmm why now? then again, why not now? Sure building a case for the need of an IUAW INC..... see judge we do help the working peep`s
  5. Decker

    Where Is The IUAW?

    Maybe... not that hard of a push, because who would push back, Gary Jones? Cindy Estrada? Rory Gamble? Wait a minute... where be that Gary Jones? Actually this seems to be working out for Ford in a lot of ways. Filling orders instead of just raising the number of days of supply at dealerships like GM would have been doing. Getting way more time to run things by negotiators then GM. Being able to dress things up the may not have flown prior to a GM agreement. Then the word of mouth, rumor's and plain ass realities of people trying to live on hand outs and $250 I mean $275 a week for the last 5 weeks.... that will definitely work in Ford`s favor if they even get close to a tentative agreement. Hell... I`m ready too!!!!! give me my $10K signing bone us and buy my pension benefits and lump sum me till a can`t take it no more!!!! Conformity is the American Way and money makes it happen quicker. m-o-n-e-y
  6. Decker

    The New IUAW ???

    Actually fatso I am with you on the points you’re making but my point is it now seems IUAW is acting as if they’re taking steroids. With now having multiple strikes at the same time with different manufacturers. Mack went out this morning, Aramark and GM at the same time... rather different techniques than last four or five contract negotiations.
  7. Decker

    The New IUAW ???

    It`s like the replacement IUAW team figured out what the Reuther ideology was, is the tool they just found down in the bottom of their tool box (striking) a sign of good things to come or the proof of being sold out by the last 3 or 4 IUAW administration? Hopefully both. Moving forward is always better than getting screwed the same old way....... Thanks FBI, DoL and IRS for the possibilities of paying for representation and getting what we have been paying for. One thing though the Palm Springs area will miss those 60 to 70 day conference stay`s by the Williams and Jones jetsetters. Sure there`s some Palm Spring`s Pro Shops seeing a hit to their bottom line too.
  8. Decker

    Time Out

    What a disgusting piece of machinery and so dam eco dangerous.......
  9. Decker

    Time Out

    Harley Davidson is once again leading the pack on its way down the road of change. After millions in R&D with countless deep dive meetings they have a $30K electric motorcycle that is really quite, eco friendly and very trendy. Gets the enthusiast from point A to point B very smoothly. But overlooked a little issue... freedom of the open road is geared to only 95 mile stretches? Then after 95 miles of your open road freedom you have a couple choices, one find a place to park with household current available for 12 hours or second choice one of those many convenient backroads commercial charging stations and park for at least an hour. Harleys last sales reports indicate that all three eco minded motorcycle enthusiasts have purchased their dream bikes. But the good news is there is now a start up company projected to begin marketing specially adapted clothes pins and playing cards for these eco friendly enthusiasts to put on their spokes. I can see that back patches now.... ELETRIC ANGLES or OLMS LAWS Corporate Deep Divers seem to get high on their own supply....... wonder when the proto type steam powered Harley`s will start testing?
  10. Decker

    Time Out

    Yes We have had some LIB increases in the last 15 to 20 years but those increases were to retiree`s that began to receive a benefit check after an hourly increase had occurred. Then the smoke screen and mirrors were played on us by those chosen one`s when they negotiated a stop in our COLA increase to roll that increase over to benefit the retiree`s. But basically one would retire with the same LIB as those with the same hourly rate did close to 15 years ago. GE stated they needed to reduce the $8 billion dollars shortfall in their pension planning. No one ever asks where? or why the agreed on payments to the pension fund were not paid. Or to correct that a bit, why the money withheld from any increase in the hourly rate of pay wasn`t transferred to the pension fund that... they just administer. Basically GM, Ford and FCA have been dipping into our pension fund causing these "shortfalls" and the IUAW hasn`t had time to be involved to be a joint administrator? Most likely way to busy administrating all the other Joint Training Programs..... The meaning of freeze is on benefits paid, no increases for added years of service and/or healthcare benefit coverage. The IUAW has the healthcare in place to free the big 3 from that already under control... We are already heading down that path of freeing the big three of that pension fund issue..... The true cost of all these shit contracts we have been sold over all these years is yet a clear picture for the ones that have paid for all the corruption in one way or the other..... get ready for some real shit.
  11. Decker

    Time Out

    I can`t agree more Fatso, the corruption will be front and center even though it is in the background (not to far back) currently with our incomes and benefits being front and center as they should be. GE made a decision recently to freeze their pension benefits, whether it involves hourly employee`s yet I`m not sure but as the administrator of the fund they have the fiduciary control to keep the fund solvent. If that would be reducing benefits they would not need the ok from any member receiving benefits from the fund to freeze anything. The pension fund changes would only need the ok from the government regulators over pension investments to get approval. Why I bring this up is just a point that our pension benefits have the chance of being tampered with and the last 4 or 5 contracts with the big 3 have proven our paid for leaders have yet to increase benefits and in some cases reduced pension benefits thru the retiree`s paying more for insurance benefits thru higher co pays for just about everything. Of course not sitting at the table we don`t have any idea or certain facts of what's is still in discussions but, us legacy members might want to take a closer look at any tentative agreement. Ford reports a close to its projected full level pension fund payments but, with all the 401K talk and the corporate greed levels at what they are who knows what may happen to these investment funds that so many rely on and have paid into for so many years. IMO.... VEBA is the leading pension benefit check reduction with the non involvement of the IUAW on this issue a close second.
  12. Decker

    Time Out

    The Furious 1 has been sent to the time out chair........
  13. Decker

    Signing Bonus

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!OUT FRICKIN STANDING!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Chalk up another "Days Won" for akirby
  14. Decker

    Signing Bonus

    the furriest one has multiple sign in`s and multiple personalities then roll in the Prozac and we get the Super UAW Activist..... he`s been on the board many times
  15. Decker

    Signing Bonus

    Is that Gary Jones or Dennis William's posting as the Furious 1?
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