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Thoughts on the GM strike? #5217467 09/19/19 09:37 PM
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We sell GM some stuff, and the lines are still running.... Semis still taking product out...

So I guess some of GM's plants are still in production? I was expecting a layoff because of this. 54,000 workers on strike, so GM has some non union plants in North America? Why am I still working, are they still building the trucks?

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Re: Thoughts on the GM strike? [Re: Vern_in_IL] #5217478 09/19/19 09:57 PM
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If you read the company prospectus you will see just how much the top echelon earns. If the rank and file use this to justify increases in wage and benefits we customers will pay. And so it goes.


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Re: Thoughts on the GM strike? [Re: Vern_in_IL] #5217483 09/19/19 10:09 PM
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IMO they will strike themselves right out of a job in the not to distant future, 53K jobs going to new plants in Mexico.
Old news, greed, strikes = plant closings but they never learn.


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Re: Thoughts on the GM strike? [Re: Vern_in_IL] #5217486 09/19/19 10:13 PM
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Plenty of Mexicans who are elated with lower wages and inexpensive healthcare ready and capable to replace them.....

Re: Thoughts on the GM strike? [Re: Vern_in_IL] #5217488 09/19/19 10:16 PM
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GM = Record Profits. "Temps" working 40-60hrs a week. UAW took concessions back when GM needed bail out money. Two sides to the story and usually somewhere in the middle is the truth.
Old news, greed, record profits = Workers again getting used for profits.
I think the Mexico job thing is changing..................


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Re: Thoughts on the GM strike? [Re: Vern_in_IL] #5217574 09/20/19 04:46 AM
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Originally Posted by Vern_in_IL
We sell GM some stuff, and the lines are still running.... Semis still taking product out...

So I guess some of GM's plants are still in production? I was expecting a layoff because of this. 54,000 workers on strike, so GM has some non union plants in North America? Why am I still working, are they still building the trucks?


I live somewhat close to the GM truck plant. As far as I know, they stopped production.


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Re: Thoughts on the GM strike? [Re: Vern_in_IL] #5217578 09/20/19 04:58 AM
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Couple of questions:

Do temps pay union dues and/ or are they members?

Do the workers work for GM or the union? What happens if you want to keep working during a strike?


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Re: Thoughts on the GM strike? [Re: dlundblad] #5217584 09/20/19 05:20 AM
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Originally Posted by dlundblad
Couple of questions:

Do temps pay union dues and/ or are they members?

Do the workers work for GM or the union? What happens if you want to keep working during a strike?


If anyone is working it's as an unrepresented union member, unless some union people are crossing the picket lines. Typically, managers can work in place of union guys. There are a lot of federal rules/laws about unions, strikes and contract negotiations.

Re: Thoughts on the GM strike? [Re: Vern_in_IL] #5217600 09/20/19 06:07 AM
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Originally Posted by Vern_in_IL
We sell GM some stuff, and the lines are still running.... Semis still taking product out...

So I guess some of GM's plants are still in production? I was expecting a layoff because of this. 54,000 workers on strike, so GM has some non union plants in North America? Why am I still working, are they still building the trucks?


Are those parts going to Canada or Mexico? To my knowledge, those locations are not on strike.


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Re: Thoughts on the GM strike? [Re: Vern_in_IL] #5217601 09/20/19 06:08 AM
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It's bad timing with the new C8 production.


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Re: Thoughts on the GM strike? [Re: Vern_in_IL] #5217604 09/20/19 06:13 AM
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Michigan is a right to work state (Ohio is too), so I imagine non-union members are still on the job.


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Re: Thoughts on the GM strike? [Re: Vern_in_IL] #5217607 09/20/19 06:18 AM
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IMO temps should be hired full-time if they are temps for over 3 months or so. Obviously the need for their labor is there. GM needs to pay temps close to the same wage as full time to keep them from abusing temps for lower money. These big companies arent going to do much for their workers out of the pure goodness of their hearts.


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Re: Thoughts on the GM strike? [Re: Trav] #5217611 09/20/19 06:25 AM
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Originally Posted by Trav
IMO they will strike themselves right out of a job in the not to distant future, 53K jobs going to new plants in Mexico.
Old news, greed, strikes = plant closings but they never learn.

Exactly! I'll leave it at that.


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Re: Thoughts on the GM strike? [Re: Vern_in_IL] #5217615 09/20/19 06:35 AM
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Couldn't care less. Havent got any new GM vehicles in at work so it's out of sight and out of mind wink


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Have quite a bit of family in NY out of work on strike. Not tons of options for employment, so many of the guys work at the chevy plant.

My brother in law is out on strike, his family just lost their health care, with a 1 year old baby at home.

The UAW is kicking in to give them emergency health insurance at a very high deductible, but I guess better than nothing.

There is some risk to union jobs and this is it.


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